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Implicit and explicit homonegativity as moderated by self-presentation concerns and sexual orientation

Rohner, Jean-Christophe LU and Björklund, Fredrik LU (2004) In Lund Psychological Reports Vol 5 no 4.
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Investigated whether the relation between implicit and explicit attitude measures is affected by self-presentation concerns. In Experiment 1, 70 high-school students made evaluative ratings of pictures of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Self-presentation was manipulated by either instructing participants that the study concerned attitudes regarding sexual orientation (socially sensitive) or attitudes regarding age (less sensitive). The age-instruction led to increased homonegativity but not to a stronger correlation with an Implicit Association Test with homo/heterosexual couples. Concerns regarding the construct validity of the IAT were alleviated in Experiment 2, where heterosexual (n = 30) but not homosexual (n = 30) participants... (More)
Investigated whether the relation between implicit and explicit attitude measures is affected by self-presentation concerns. In Experiment 1, 70 high-school students made evaluative ratings of pictures of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Self-presentation was manipulated by either instructing participants that the study concerned attitudes regarding sexual orientation (socially sensitive) or attitudes regarding age (less sensitive). The age-instruction led to increased homonegativity but not to a stronger correlation with an Implicit Association Test with homo/heterosexual couples. Concerns regarding the construct validity of the IAT were alleviated in Experiment 2, where heterosexual (n = 30) but not homosexual (n = 30) participants showed implicit homonegativity. The findings are problematic for the interpretation of low implicit/explicit attitude correspondence as being primarily an effect of self-presentation concerns. (Less)
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  author       = {Rohner, Jean-Christophe and Björklund, Fredrik},
  institution  = {Department of Psychology, Lund University},
  issn         = {1404-8035},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15},
  series       = {Lund Psychological Reports},
  title        = {Implicit and explicit homonegativity as moderated by self-presentation concerns and sexual orientation},
  volume       = {Vol 5 no 4},
  year         = {2004},
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