By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Assistant Professor of Psychology Trevor L. Dunn was recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
With “Predictors of Sexual Minority Men’s Sexual Objectification of Other Men,” Dunn, with co-authors D.M. Szymanski and R. Mikorski, explored tenets of objectification theory which suggests that being treated or evaluated solely in a sexualized manner is a risk factor for negative psychological and mental health outcomes. The authors examined predictors of engaging in objectifying behaviors (e.g., body evaluations) among 450 gay and bisexual men. Their findings revealed that certain variables (importance placed on appearance, involvement in the LGBTQ community, pornography use, and less restrictive affectionate behavior between men) were uniquely linked to sexually objectifying other men.
The paper’s abstract can be found here. To read the full article, visit https://usmai.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/mds/logon.html. Instructions for how to navigate ILL are here: https://libguides.smcm.edu/fulltext#s-lg-box-18786478.