Bohner, G. and Pina, A. and Viki, G.T. and Siebler, F. (2010) Using social norms to reduce men's rape proclivity: Perceived rape myth acceptance of out-groups may be more influential than that of in-groups. Psychology, Crime and Law, 16 (8). pp. 671-693. ISSN 1068-316x.
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Feedback about a reference group's rape myth acceptance (RMA) has been shown to affect men's rape proclivity (Bohner, Siebler, & Schmelcher, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 286–297, 2006). In two experiments with male university students (total N=294), this research was extended by varying the in-group vs out-group status of the reference group. Results showed that feedback about other men's RMA influenced self-reported RMA (Experiment 1) and rape proclivity (Experiments 1 and 2). Overall, participants' rape proclivity was affected by feedback about both in-groups' RMA and out-groups' RMA. The strongest reduction of rape proclivity was produced by low-RMA feedback about an out-group that participants expected to be high in RMA (Experiment 2). Implications for theory and intervention are discussed.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Tendayi Viki|
|Date Deposited:||27 Dec 2010 12:37|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2011 14:59|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26184 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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