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Implicit and explicit homonegativity as moderated by self-presentation concerns and sexual orientation

Publiceringsår: 2004
Språk: Engelska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Lund Psychological Reports
Volym: Vol 5 no 4
Dokumenttyp: Rapport
Förlag: Department of Psychology, Lund University


Investigated whether the relation between implicit and explicit attitude measures is affected by self-presentation concerns. In Experiment 1, 70 high-school students made evaluative ratings of pictures of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Self-presentation was manipulated by either instructing participants that the study concerned attitudes regarding sexual orientation (socially sensitive) or attitudes regarding age (less sensitive). The age-instruction led to increased homonegativity but not to a stronger correlation with an Implicit Association Test with homo/heterosexual couples. Concerns regarding the construct validity of the IAT were alleviated in Experiment 2, where heterosexual (n = 30) but not homosexual (n = 30) participants showed implicit homonegativity. The findings are problematic for the interpretation of low implicit/explicit attitude correspondence as being primarily an effect of self-presentation concerns.


  • Psychology


  • ISSN: 1404-8035

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