03月20日(周四)下午4点到5点心理学学术沙龙

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心理学学术沙龙

题目:Sinful flesh: Sexual objectification threatens women's moral self

(罪恶的肉体:物化降低女性主观道德感)

主讲人:  滕飞博士(心理学院讲师,香港大学博士)

时间:320日(周四)下午4点到5

地点:心理学院大楼301会议室

内容简介:

Sexual objectification refers to the tendency to value women solely on the basis of the utility of sexual parts or sexual functions. It happens on a daily basis through mass media portrayals as well as interpersonal encounters, and prior research has thoroughly documented its degrading effects on women. For example, comparing to their non-objectified counterparts, objectified women were attributed less mind, regarded as less competent, and even viewed as less than human. The present investigation extended the literature to examine the effects of sexual objectification on women's self-perception. Specifically, we investigated whether sexual objectification would lead women to feel contaminated, which triggers sinful feelings. The results of three experiments provide converging support for these predictions. Female participants reported greater sinful feelings than their non-objectified counterparts, after receiving objectifying comments on their physical appearance from an alleged male partner (Experiment 1) or recalling a past experience of objectification (Experiments 2 and 3). Furthermore, perceived contamination mediated the effect of objectification on sinful feelings. We also found that perceived personal responsibility of being objectified moderated the above effects, such that the effects were only observed among participants who perceived themselves as highly responsible for objectification experience, but not among those who perceived low personal responsibility. These findings contribute to the literature by explaining why objectification elicits sinful feelings in female victims and who is more susceptible to this influence.