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The Interaction of Men's Sexual Orientation on Implicit Gender Attitudes

Emig, Yvonne LU (2016) PSYP01 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Two Brief Implicit Association Tests (BIAT) were conducted in order to explore the relation between sexual orientation and gender attitudes. It was tested if gay men show a stronger positive implicit preference for males than females, compared to straight men. Concerning negative attitudes, it was hypothesized that gay men show – compared to straight men – a less negative implicit attitude toward males than females. German gay and straight men conducted a positive focal and a negative focal BIAT and were asked about their explicit gender attitudes. Gay men showed an implicit positive pro- male bias. Straight men showed an implicit positive pro-female bias. While the results of the positive focal BIAT were significant, the ones of the... (More)
Two Brief Implicit Association Tests (BIAT) were conducted in order to explore the relation between sexual orientation and gender attitudes. It was tested if gay men show a stronger positive implicit preference for males than females, compared to straight men. Concerning negative attitudes, it was hypothesized that gay men show – compared to straight men – a less negative implicit attitude toward males than females. German gay and straight men conducted a positive focal and a negative focal BIAT and were asked about their explicit gender attitudes. Gay men showed an implicit positive pro- male bias. Straight men showed an implicit positive pro-female bias. While the results of the positive focal BIAT were significant, the ones of the negative focal BIAT were not (which is in line with previous research). Explicit positive attitudes among straight men were pro-female and not significant for the group gay men. The differing results for gay men lead to the conclusion that it is worth considering sexual orientation when considering gender attitudes. (Less)
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author
Emig, Yvonne LU
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course
PSYP01 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
sexual orientation, BIAT, Gender, Implicit Attitude, Gay
language
English
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8879846
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2016-06-16 09:20:36
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@misc{8879846,
  abstract     = {Two Brief Implicit Association Tests (BIAT) were conducted in order to explore the relation between sexual orientation and gender attitudes. It was tested if gay men show a stronger positive implicit preference for males than females, compared to straight men. Concerning negative attitudes, it was hypothesized that gay men show – compared to straight men – a less negative implicit attitude toward males than females. German gay and straight men conducted a positive focal and a negative focal BIAT and were asked about their explicit gender attitudes. Gay men showed an implicit positive pro- male bias. Straight men showed an implicit positive pro-female bias. While the results of the positive focal BIAT were significant, the ones of the negative focal BIAT were not (which is in line with previous research). Explicit positive attitudes among straight men were pro-female and not significant for the group gay men. The differing results for gay men lead to the conclusion that it is worth considering sexual orientation when considering gender attitudes.},
  author       = {Emig, Yvonne},
  keyword      = {sexual orientation,BIAT,Gender,Implicit Attitude,Gay},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Interaction of Men's Sexual Orientation on Implicit Gender Attitudes},
  year         = {2016},
}