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ERIC Number: ED150497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
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Psychological Androgyny and Social Conformity.
Brehony, Kathleen; And Others
The decisions and attitudes of sex-stereotyped and androgynous individuals (as defined by the Bem Sex Role Inventory) were compared in a social conformity paradigm. On each of 160 trials subjects predicted one of two possible stimuli after hearing predictions of two other "subjects." No effects of physical sex were observed. On trials when the confederates predicted the same stimulus, stereotypic females conformed significantly more often than androgynous females, androgynous males and stereotypic males (N=30 for each group). In a post-experimental-questionnaire, stereotypic females indicated that they were most influenced in the experiment, and admitted to holding the most traditional sex-role attitudes. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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