Representative Publications

  • Gervais, S. J. (2016). A social interaction approach to objectification: Implications for the social-psychological study of sexual violence. In A. Miller (Ed.), The Social Psychology of Good and Evil (pp. 223-245). Guilford Press, NY.
  • Davidson, M. M. & Gervais, S. J. (2015). Violence against women through the lens of objectification theory.  Violence Against Women, 21, 330-354. doi: 10.1177/1077801214568031
  • Gervais, S. J. & Hillard, A. (2014). Confronting sexism as persuasion: Effects of a confrontation’s recipient, source, message, and context. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 653-667. doi: 10.1111/josi.12084
  • Gervais, S. J., DiLillo, D. & McChargue, D. (2014). Understanding the link between men’s alcohol use and sexual violence: The mediating role of sexual objectification. Psychology of Violence, 4, 156-169. doi: 10.1037/a0033840
  • Gervais, S. J., Holland, A., & Dodd, M. (2013). My eyes are up here: The nature of the objectifying gaze toward women. Sex Roles, 69, 557-570. doi: 10.1007/s11199-013-0316-x
  • Gervais, S. J. (Ed.). (2013). Objectification and (De)Humanization. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Wiener, R., Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., & Marquez, A. (2013). In the eye of the beholder: Effects of perspective and sexual objectification on harassment judgments. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 19, 206-221doi: 10.1037/a0028497.
  • Davidson, M. M, Gervais, S. J., Canivez, G. L., & Cole, B. P. (2013). A psychometric examination of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale among college men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 239-250. doi: 10.1037/a0032075.
  • Gervais, S. J., Vescio, T. K., & Allen, J. (2012).  When are people interchangeable sexual objects? The effect of gender and body type on sexual fungibility. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 499-513.doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2010.02016.x 
  • Bernard, P., Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., Campomizzi, S. & Klein, O. (2012). Integrating sexual objectification with object versus person recognition: The sexualized body-inversion hypothesis. Psychological Science, 23, 469-471doi: 10.1177/0956797611434748. 
  • Gervais, S. J. Vescio, T. K., & Allen, J. (2011).  When what you see is what you get:  The consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 5-17. doi: 10.1177/0361684310386121. 
  • Vescio, T. K., Gervais, S. J., & Snyder, M., Hoover, A.  (2005). Power and the creation of patronizing environments: The stereotype-based behaviors of the powerful and their effects on female performance in masculine domains. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 658-672.
  • Winner: Georgia Babladelis Best Paper Award, Psychology of Women (division 35 of the American Psychological Association), 2010-2011.
  • Winner: Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (division 9 of the American Psychological Association), 2005-2006.

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