Professor of Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

| Return to Tomi-Ann Roberts | Return to Faculty and Staff |

Current Position: Winkler-Herman Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Honors, Grants and Awards

Association Memberships

Professional and Administrative Experience

Research Interests

Social psychology of emotion, gender, and the body; psychological consequences of the sexual objectification of women and girls; gender differences in self-evaluation, emotion, perceptions of bodily states.

Published Articles 

Roberts, T-A & Arefi-Afshar, Y. (2007). Not all who stand tall are proud: Gender differences in the proprioceptive effects of upright posture. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 714-727.

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. (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., 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. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1994). Gender comparisons in responsiveness to others’ evaluations in achievement situations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 18, 221-240.

Hawkins, A.J., Roberts, T-A., Christiansen, S., & Marshall, C.M. (1994). An evaluation of a program to help dual-earner couples share the second shift. Family Relations, 43, 213-220.

Marshall, C.M., Heck, R., Hawkins, A.J., & Roberts, T-A. (1994). Family work and fairness: Listening to husbands in dual-earner families. Journal of Men’s Studies, 3, 1-19.

Pennebaker, J.W. & Roberts, T-A. (1992). Toward a his and hers theory of emotion: Gender differences in visceral perception. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 11, 199-212.

Hawkins, A.J. & Roberts, T-A. (1992). Designing a primary intervention to help dual-earner couples share housework and child care. Family Relations, 41, 169-177.

Roberts, T-A. (1991). Gender and the influence of evaluations on self-assessments in achievement settings. Psychological Bulletin, 109, 297-308.

Roberts, T-A. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1989). Sex differences in reactions to evaluative feedback. Sex Roles, 21, 725-747.

Edited Book Chapters

Roberts, T-A & Goldenberg, J.G. (2007). Wrestling with nature: An existential
perspective on the body and gender in self-conscious emotions. In J.L. Tracy, R.W. Robins & J.P. Tangney (Eds.), The Self-Conscious Emotions: Theory and Research. New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Citrin, L. B., Roberts, T-A., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2004). Objectification Theory and emotions: A feminist psychological perspective on gendered affect. In L.Z. Tiedens & C. W. Leach (Eds.), The Social Life of Emotion. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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, and T. Pyszczynski (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology (pp. 71-85), New York: Guilford.

Roberts, T-A. & Waters, P.L. (2004). Self-Objectification and that “Not So Fresh Feeling”. In J. Chrisler (Ed.), From Menarche to Menopause: The Female Body in Feminist Therapy (pp. 5-21), New York: Haworth Press.


Roberts, T-A. (2004). Lanahan Selected Readings in The Psychology of Women, 2nd Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lanahan.

Teaching Experience

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Emotion
  • Psychology of Morality and Social Conflict
  • Research Design in Psychology
  • Philosophy and Psychology of Emotions
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Women’s Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to Women's Studies
  • Mind and Body (First Year Experience course)
  • Psychology of Gender


| Return to Top | Return to Tomi-Ann Roberts |

| Psychology Home | CC Home |

| Major Requirements | Course Descriptions | Course Schedules | Course Pages |
| Faculty and Staff | Events and Announcements | Research |
| The Psychology Major’s Handbook | Psychology Resources |

Send Questions or Comments to:

Tomi-Ann Roberts
Department of Psychology

Kevin L. Ford
Technical Director
Department of Psychology

Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6593
Copyright 2007 Colorado College