Welcome to the Research In Sexualization and Equity (RISE) lab. In RISE, I study the impact of self-objectification and sexual objectification from others on physical and psychological well-being across the lifespan. In particular, I am interested in expanding current models of sexualization based on primarily White and young adult samples to samples that include people of color and those in middle and older adulthood. I am also interested in socialization patterns in childhood, including gender stereotyping. I work in several different designs, including surveys, content analyses, experiments, and systematic reviews.

Lab Director

Dr. Aurora Sherman studies gender, gender socialization and health and social relationships across the life span, as well as personality factors in satisfaction with relationship, and the impact of sexualization on psycho-social and cognitive functioning in childhood and adulthood.