Dr Francesca Guizzo

Lecturer in Social Psychology
BSc, MSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 689582
15 AC 05


Areas of specialism

Sexual objectification; Sexism; Dehumanization; Media; Sexual harassment; Gender; Stereotyping

My qualifications

BSc in Psychological Science of Personality and Interpersonal Relations
University of Padova, Italy.
MSc in Clinical Dynamic Psychology
University of Padova, Italy
Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Cognitive program
University of Padova, Italy


Research interests

My teaching

My publications


Guizzo, F., Canale, N., & Fasoli, F (2021). Instagram Sexualization: When posts make you feel dissatisfied and wanting to change your body. Body Image, 39, 62-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.06.005

Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Vandello, J. A., [...] Guizzo, F., […] & Van Laar, C. (2021). Psychometric properties and correlates of precarious manhood beliefs in 62 nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022121997997

Galdi, S., & Guizzo, F. (2021). Media-induced Sexual Harassment: The routes from sexually objectifying media to sexual harassment. Sex Roles, 84, 645–669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-020-01196-0

Gramazio, S., Cadinu, M., Guizzo, F., & Carnaghi, A. (2021). Does sex really sell? Paradoxical effects of sexualization in advertising on product attractiveness and purchasing intention. Sex Roles, 84, 701-719. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-020-01190-6

Guizzo, F., & Cadinu, M. (2020). Women, not objects: testing a sensitizing web campaign against female sexual objectification to temper sexual harassment and hostile sexism. Media Psychology. Advance online pubblication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2020.1756338

Cadinu, M., Carnaghi, A., & Guizzo, F. (2020). Group meaningfulness and the causal direction of influence between the ingroup and the self or another individual: Evidence from the Induction-Deduction Paradigm. PloS one, 15(3), e0229321. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229321

Guizzo, F., Moè, A., Cadinu, M., & Bertolli, C. (2019). The role of implicit gender spatial stereotyping in mental rotation performance. Acta Psychologica, 194, 63-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.01.013

Fasoli, F., Cadinu, M., Carnaghi, A., Galdi, S., Guizzo, F., & Tassara, L. (2018). How do you self-categorize? Gender and sexual orientation self-categorization in homosexual/heterosexual men and women. Personality and Individual Differences123, 135-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.011

Guizzo, F., Cadinu, M., Galdi, S., Maass, A., & Latrofa, M. (2017). Objecting to Objectification: Women's Collective Action Against Sexual Objectification on Television. Sex Roles, 77, 352-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-016-0725-8

Guizzo, F., & Cadinu, M. (2017). Effects of Objectifying Gaze on Women’s Cognitive Performance: the Role of Flow Experience and Internalization of Beauty Ideals. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 281-292. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12170