In this chapter, we first consider the implications of objectification theory for performance outcomes and review evidence supporting Fredrickson and Roberts’s (1997) original claim that self-objectification usurps cognitive resources. We then discuss evidence to support three different reasons why self-objectification can be detrimental to performance. Finally, we draw on insights from the self-regulation literature (Carver & Scheier, 1998) to examine how these processes can be conceptualized within a single, parsimonious framework. We provide evidence from some of our most recent work to support this new framework and discuss how it can highlight useful new directions for future research.
|Title of host publication||Self-objectification in women|
|Subtitle of host publication||causes, consequences, and counteractions|
|Editors||Rachel M. Calagero, Stacey Tantleleff-Dunn, J. Kevin Thompson|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|