Elle Ketterer

Supervisors: Dr. Brock Bastian, Dr. Yoshi Kashima, Dr. Elise Holland

"I focus on the role physical attractiveness plays in dehumanization and objectification, examining female targets. I proposed a theory of two pathways, one by which low physical attractiveness leads to denial of mind through The Dehumanization Effect (I.e., avoidance and disgust) and the other by which high physical attractiveness leads to denial of mind through The Sexual Objectification Effect (i.e., approach and desire).

I am interested in water: swimming in water, any aquatic activities, drinking water, bathing in water, and looking at water.  I love travelling to new heights, discussing Cillian Murphy, composing and performing poetry, and cuddling Kitten, everyone's favorite Chinchilla Persian Cat. "