Gemma Sáez


I am an assistant professor at the University of Sevilla. I teach mainly in the psychology at degree and master level. My research is about analyzing the consequences that sexual objectification has for women at interpersonal, intrapersonal, and social level. Specifically, I am focused on the psychosocial correlates of sexual objectification interactions. Moreover, I am interested on testing the efficacy of interventions aiming IPV victims.

Main interests

  • Sexual objectification
  • Perpetration of female sexual objectification
  • Sexual violence
  • Efficacy of interventions aiming IPV victims


Training and professional career

2020 - Present

Assistant Professor

University of Extremadura

2017 - 2020

Assistant Professor

Loyola University

2013 - 2017

PhD in Psychology

University of Granada

2011 - 2012

Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

2007 - 2011

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada



Serrano-Montilla, C., Garrido-Macías, M., Sáez-Díaz, J., & Sáez, G. (2023). Assessing police attitudes toward intervention in Gender Violence: the role of training, perceived severity, and myths about Intimate Partner Violence Against Women. Journal of Family Violence.


Hernández-Albújar, Y., Sáez, G., & Garrido-Macías, M. (2022). The Impact of Household Labor Distribution on Domestic Conflicts During Covid-19 Confinement Orders. Feminist Economics, 1-25. 

Sáez, G., Garrido-Macías, M.,  Riemer, A.R., Mendoza-Flores, A., & Alonso-Ferres, M. (2022). Objects don’t just walk away: Exploring the connection between women’s engagement in self-objectification and their ability to recognize and respond to sexual violence.  Psicologia Sociale, Social Psychology Theory & Research, 2, 225–243.

Garrido-Macías, M., Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Ruiz, M. J., Serrano-Montilla, C., & Expósito, F. (2022). Assessing Self-Care in Psychologists: A Spanish Adaptation of the SCAP Scale. Psicothema. 10.7334/psicothema2021.250


Sáez, G., Riemer, A. R., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2020). “I’ll stop talking now”: Decreased interaction length in mixed-sex interpersonal interactions as response to objectification. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Sáez, G., Ruiz, M. J., Delclós-López, G., Expósito, F., & Fernández-Artamendi, S. (2020). The effect of prescription drugs and alcohol consumption on intimate partner violence victim blaming. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13), 4747.


Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2019). The Detrimental Effect of Sexual Objectification on Targets’ and Perpetrators’ Sexual Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Sexual Coercion. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.

Sáez, G., Valor-Segura, I., y Expósito, F. (2019). Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Experiences: Psychological and Social Well-Being Consequences for Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 34. 741-762.


Lozano, L.M., Valor-Segura, I., Saez, G., & Expósito, F. (2015). The Spanish Adaptation of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale. Psicothema, 27(2), 134-140.


Sáez, G., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2012). ¿Empoderamiento o subyugación de la mujer? Experiencias de cosificación sexual interpersonal [Is empowerment or women’s subjugation? Experiences of interpersonal sexual objectification]. Psychosocial Intervention 21(1), 41-51.