Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Danielle Lindner

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on February 15 with a presentation by Dr. Danielle Linder, Associate Professor of Psychology, who will speak on “Psychometric Evaluation of the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale in College Men”.

Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

Please encourage your students to attend.

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale in College Men

According to objectification theory, repeated experiences of sexual objectification socialize women in Westernized cultures to engage in self-objectification, taking on an observer’s perspective when they think about their own bodies and equating their bodies with who they are as people (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997). Self-objectification is linked to a number of negative consequences, including body image disturbance, disordered eating, depression, and sexual dysfunction (see Tiggemann, et al., 2010 for a review). A central challenge in the study of objectification theory has been problems with the measurement of self-objectification. In 2017, along with Stacey Tantleff-Dunn of Rollins College, I published the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale (SOBBS), a new measure of self-objectification for women. In this presentation, I will share the results of a study examining the utility of the SOBBS for measuring self-objectification in men, including the results of measurement invariance testing, which sheds light on similarities and differences in the ways women and men experience self-objectification and its consequences. I will then discuss how findings from this scale development work can inform the debate about whether objectification theory applies to men.

Danielle Lindner earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2014 after completing her predoctoral internship at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Her clinical interests include body image and eating disorders, health behavior change, and mindfulness-based interventions. Lindner’s primary research interests lie within the area of body image, eating disorders and obesity. Her research integrating objectification theory and social comparison theory to explain the development of body image disturbance and disordered eating was recognized by the Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Lindner is excited to continue studying body image at Stetson University and looks forward to mentoring undergraduate students in research.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

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