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Perceptions of male homosexuality: An application of social identity theory.

Abrams, Dominic, Carter, Jason, Hogg, Michael A. (1989) Perceptions of male homosexuality: An application of social identity theory. Social Behaviour, 4 (4). 253 - 264. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Examined, in 134 male undergraduates, the impact of homosexual and heterosexual labels and trait information on perceptions of males under different conditions of salience of the intergroup distinction. When a male target was labeled heterosexual he was liked more if he possessed homosexual than heterosexual attributes. Moreover, liking for the homosexual was significantly less in the homosexual than the heterosexual label condition. The attractiveness of various traits in males is dependent on how the perceiver categorizes the target and that when group membership is salient an outgroup member displaying in-group attributes may pose a threat to in-group distinctiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: homosexual vs heterosexual label & trait information, perception & liking of target male, male college students, Affection, Labeling, Male Homosexuality, Personality Traits, Social Perception, Heterosexuality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 10:22 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35503 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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