The Effect of Thin Ideal Media Images on Women’s Self-Objectification, Mood, and Body Image

@article{Harper2008TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Thin Ideal Media Images on Women’s Self-Objectification, Mood, and Body Image},
  author={Brit Jaala Harper and Marika Tiggemann},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2008},
  volume={58},
  pages={649-657}
}
Objectification theory (Fredrickson and Roberts, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21, 173–206, 1997) contends that experiences of sexual objectification socialize women to engage in self-objectification. The present study used an experimental design to examine the effects of media images on self-objectification. A total of 90 Australian undergraduate women aged 18 to 35 were randomly allocated to view magazine advertisements featuring a thin woman, advertisements featuring a thin woman with at… 

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