I am currently the Winkler-Herman endowed Professor of Psychology at The Colorado College. My research interests center around the social psychology of women, gender, and the body. I am fascinated by existential questions relevant to our "corporeality," and particularly to living in a female body in a culture that sexually objectifies women. To this end, I explore attitudes toward women, as well as women's own self-evaluations and emotions such as anxiety, disgust, shame and pride.
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Roberts, T-A. (2004). Lanahan readings in the psychology of women (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lanahan.
- Zurbriggen, E., & Roberts, T-A. (Eds.). (2012). The sexualization of girls and girlhood: Causes, consequences and resistance. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Roberts, T-A., & Arefi-Afshar, Y. (2007). Not all who stand tall are proud: Gender differences in the propioceptive effects of upright posture. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 714-727.
- Roberts, T-A. (2004). “Female trouble:” The Menstrual Self-Evaluation Scale and women’s self-objectification. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 22-26.
- Roberts, T-A., & Waters, P. L. (2004). Self-objectification and that “Not So Fresh Feeling”: Feminist therapeutic interventions for healthy female embodiment. Women and Therapy, 27, 5-21.
- Roberts, T-A., & Gettman, J. Y. (2004). Mere exposure: Gender differences in the negative effects of priming a state of self-objectification. Sex Roles, 51, 17-27.
- Roberts, T-A., Goldenberg, J. L, Manly, C., & Pyzsczynski, T. (2002). “Feminine protection”: The effects of menstruation on attitudes toward women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26, 131-139.
- Roberts, T-A. (2002). The woman in the body. Feminism and Psychology, 12, 324-329.
- Fredrickson, B. L., Roberts, T-A., Noll, S. M., Quinn, D. M., & Twenge, J. M. (1998). That swimsuit becomes you: Sex differences in self-objectification, restrained eating, and math performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 269-285.
- Fredrickson, B. L., & Roberts, T-A. (1997). Objectification theory: Toward understanding women's lived experience and mental health risks. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21, 173-206.
- Roberts, T-A., & Pennebaker, J. W. (1995). Gender differences in perceiving internal state: Towards a his and hers model of perceptual cue use. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 27, 143-175.
- Roberts, T-A. (1991). Gender and the influence of evaluations on self assessments in achievement settings. Psychological Bulletin, 109, 297-308.
- Goldenberg, J. L., & Roberts, T-A. (2004). The beast within the beauty: An existential perspective on the objectification and condemnation of women. In J. Greenberg, S. L. Koole & T. Pyszczynski (Eds.), Handbook of experimental existential psychology (pp. 71-85). New York: Guilford.
- Roberts, T-A., & Waters, P. L. (2012). The gendered body project: Motivational components of objectification theory. In R. Ryan (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Motivation. (pp. 323-334). New York: Oxford University Press.
- American Psychological Association,Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. (2010). Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Washington, DC: Author.
- Introduction to Psychology
- Mind and Body
- Personality Theory
- Psychology of Gender
Department of Psychology
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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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