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ERIC Number: ED169438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How Sexual Orientation and Physical Attractiveness Affect Impressions of Males.
Elman, Donald; And Others
Stereotyped impressions of male homosexuals and the underlying importance of sexuality in social attraction and perceptions were investigated. Male (N=80) and female (N=80) college students responded to either an attractive or an unattractive photo of a male stimulus person, who was identified to half of the subjects as a homosexual. Compared to the heterosexual, the homosexual was rated as less likeable, less personally and socially adjusted, and less masculine, but not less capable mentally. Results indicated that sexuality is a relevant but not overriding component of social reactions as a function of these independent variables. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)