Infra-humanization: Ambivalent Sexism and the attribution of primary and secondary emotions to women

Viki, G. Tendayi and Abrams, Dominic (2003) Infra-humanization: Ambivalent Sexism and the attribution of primary and secondary emotions to women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39 (5). pp. 492-499. ISSN 0022-1031 . (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Leyens and colleagues (e.g., Leyens et al., 2001) have observed that people are more likely to attribute uniquely human (secondary) emotions to the in-group than to the out-group. We examined whether males and females differentially attribute primary and secondary emotions to women. We hypothesized that individual differences in hostile sexism (HS) and benevolent sexism (BS), rather than participant sex, would predict the attribution of emotions to women. As expected, high BS individuals were more likely to attribute positive secondary emotions to women than low BS individuals. In contrast, high HS individuals were more likely to deny positive secondary emotions to women than low HS individuals. Participant sex was not related to the attribution of emotions to women after the effects of HS and BS were accounted for.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: benevolent sexism; hostile sexism; secondary emotions; primary emotions; infra-humanization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 14:56
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 08:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4543 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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