What is it about?
The study investigated existing research on media use and self-objectficiation. The findings unmistakably indicate that media use influences the views on our bodies. Instead of focusing on our abilities, personalities and competences, sexualizing media exposure leads to adopting a third-person perspective of the body. This perspective is manifested by chronic attention to one’s own physical appearance, which is defined as self-objectification.
Why is it important?
Media play a crucial role in exposure to sexualizing images, text, sounds, and experiences. Thus, it is important to investigate how these image influence the media users' perspectives on their bodies.
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This page is a summary of: Sexualizing Media Use and Self-Objectification, Psychology of Women Quarterly, December 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0361684317743019.
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