Skip to comments.Homophobia may reveal denial of own same-sex attraction, study suggests
Posted on 04/22/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT by presidio9
Do homophobic people actually fear their own unconscious feelings? A new study suggests that people who repress their own sexual attraction to the same sex are more likely to express hostility towards gays.
"In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward," study co-author Dr. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a university written statement.
In four separate experiments conducted in the U.S. and in Germany, each involving an average of 160 college students, researchers attempted to measure any differences between what people say about their sexual orientation and how they actually react. Their findings are published in the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
For one experiment, researchers used word and picture tests to subliminally prime participants with either the word "me" or "others," and then asking them to place the words and images into "gay" or "straight" categories. A second experiment had participants browse same-sex or opposite-sex photos to test implicit - or unconscious - same-sex attraction. Other experiments measured participants' levels of homophobia through questionnaires or asked about participants' upbringings and their parents' perspectives.
All together, the study showed that participants with parents accepting of homosexuality were more open and aware of their implicit sexual orientation, while those with authoritative parents were more likely to deny their implicit sexual orientation. The researchers found participants who said they were heterosexual but revealed different reactions on their implicit tests were more likely to act with hostility toward gay people.
"In a predominately heterosexual society, 'know thyself' can be a challenge for many gay individuals. But in controlling and homophobic homes, embracing a minority sexual orientation can be terrifying," study co-author Dr. Netta Weinstein,
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Somebody has been watching too much Sesame Street.
Or it might be a recognition that deviants are creepy.
it might also be the mark of a real man.
Would that also explain the hostility of gays towards hetrosexuals?
Apparently I have a secret desire to be liberal as well.
Homophobia - “A perfectly natural fear of behavior that is patently unnatural.”
correction: not “-phobia.” -disdain.
Claim you like gays => you’re gay.
Claim you don’t like gays => you’re gay.
Claim you’re indifferent => definitely gay.
"Sometimes a cigar is just ... something you don't need to keep waving in my face."
So do the ranting loons on the left really love and want to be conservatives, then?
There is no such mental disease as “homophobia”, and no such medical condition as “homophobic”.
Its all just Marxist BS, propaganda and fraud based social engineering, and I’m surprised to see worthless crap like this posted on FR.
What the hell is homophobia? Phobia suggests fear of. I’m not the least bit fearful of the disgusting freaks
Sure, it (homosexuality) kind of seems ok after emerging out of 400 years of puritanical background. Give it another 100 years or so and you will see the homosexuals doing the same stuff that was done in Sodom and Gomorrah and in Greece in the ancient times.
Men who think too much about homosexuality are not normal. Just sayin
Gays Making Accusations of Homophobia May Indicate Their Shame
What a startling revelation! /sarc
Does this mean I also have a secret desire to dine on putrid roadkill?
Why can’t these retards just leave their doors closed?
Gee...I thought it was “impossible” for Gay people to act straight? Which is it??