Stereotyping and Objectification Action Research


Diversity & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Allen, J., Brown, E., Ginther, A., Graham, J., Mercurio, D., & Smith, J. (in press). Nevertheless, she persisted (in science research): Enhancing women students’ science research motivation and belonging through communal goals. Social Psychology of Education.

Allen, J., Smith, J. L., & Ransdell, L. (2019). Missing or seizing the opportunity? The effect of an opportunity hire on job offers to science faculty candidates. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal on ADVANCEing Women Faculty in STEM: Empirical Findings and Practical Recommendations from National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutions.

Allen, J., Smith, J. L., Thoman, D. B., & Walters, R. W. (2018). Fluctuating team science: Perceiving science as collaborative improves science motivation. Motivation Science.

Allen, J., Muragishi, G.A, Smith, J. L., Thoman, D. B., & Brown, E.R. (2015). To Grab and To Hold: Cultivating communal goals to overcome cultural and structural barriers in first generation college students’ science interest. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 331-341.

Brown, E. R., Smith, J. L., Thoman, D. B., Allen, J., & Muragishi, G. (2015). From bench to bedside: A communal utility value intervention to enhance students’ biomedical science motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Underrepresentation of Women & Men in Gender-Role Incongruent Domains

Allen, J. & Gervais, S. (2017). The femininity-money incongruity hypothesis: Money and femininity reminders undermine women’s cognitive performance. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Allen, J. & Smith, J. L. (2011). The influence of sexuality stereotypes on men’s experience of gender-role incongruence. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12, 77-96.

Objectification Theory & Body Image Interventions

Allen, J., Grembowski, M., Mallett, R., & Gervais, S. (2020). Exploring the bidirectional connection between exclusion and women’s self-sexualization. Self & Identity. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1831588

Riemer, A., Allen, J., Gullickson, M., & Gervais, S. (2020). You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar: Objectification valence interacts with women’s enjoyment of sexualization to influence social perceptions. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-020-01143-z

Jennings, A., LeBlanc, H., Kisch, K., Lancaster, S., & Allen, J. (2020). Blurred boundaries between pro-anorexia and fitspiration media? Diverging cognitive and emotional effects. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., Riemer, A., & Gullickson, M. (2018). The Balanced Objectification Hypothesis: The effects of objectification valence and body sentiment on source sentiment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Klein, O., Allen, J., Bernard, P., & Gervais, S. (2015). Angry naked ladies: Can stereotyping and sexual objectification be used to transform social systems? In D. Sindic, M. Barreto, and R. Costa-Lopes (Eds.), The Intersection of Power and Identity: Perspectives from Social Sciences. Psychology Press.

Allen, J., Gervais, S., & Smith, J.L. (2013). Sit big to eat big: The interaction of body posture and body concern on restrained eating. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 325-336.

Allen, J. & Gervais, S. (2012). The drive to be sexy: Prejudice and core motivations in women’s self-sexualization. In Russell & Russell (Eds.) Psychology of Prejudice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Women’s Bodies: People or Objects?

Bernard, P., Gervais, S., Allen, J., Delmée, A., & Klein, O. (2015). From sex objects to human beings: Masking sexual body parts and humanization as moderators to women’s objectification. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Bernard, P., Gervais, S., Allen, J., Campomizzi, S., & Klein, O. (2012). Integrating sexual objectification with object versus person recognition: The sexualized-body-inversion hypothesis. Psychological Science, 23, 469-471.

Gervais, S., Vescio, T., & 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.

Gervais, S., Vescio, T., & 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.

Legal Boundaries of Sexual Objectification: Harassment?

Gervais, S. J., Wiener, R. L., Allen, J., Farnum, K., & Kimble, K. (2016). Do you see what I see? The effects of objectification and affective forecasting on emotions, performance, and sexual harassment. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Kimble, K., Farnum, K., Wiener, R., Allen, J., Nuss, G., & Gervais, S. (2016). Differences in the eyes of beholders: The roles of subjective and objective judgments in sexual harassment claims. Law and Human Behavior.

Wiener, R., Gervais, S., Allen, J., & Marquez, A. (2013). Eye of the beholder: Effects of perspective and sexual objectification on harassment judgments. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19, 206-221.