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Homophobia may reveal denial of own same-sex attraction, study suggests
CBS News ^ | .April 10, 2012 | Monica DyBuncio

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,

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; junkscience; pervertpower; perverts; psychobabble; psychology
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To: occamrzr06
I never knew I was homophobic until my son told me he was gay.

I have never feared or hated homosexuals but I must say that I am pleased that all of my children are heterosexual and I have taught them to neither fear nor hate homosexuals but to pray for them.

I cannot imagine not loving one of them if he or she were homosexual. I have striven to make my love for my children unconditional. I have hated some of the decisions they have made from time to time but there has never been a time when I didn't love them.

101 posted on 04/22/2012 7:44:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Zhang Fei

He came out of the closet in MIB II. Few will remember the scene. Only us roach squishers.


102 posted on 04/22/2012 7:51:18 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

There’s no such thing as homophobia — it’s just another example of attempting semantic control in order to belittle and intimidate opponents and avoid any kind of discussion or debate. Thanks presidio9.


103 posted on 04/22/2012 8:03:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mountn man; Eastbound
I doubt REAL mean men ever doubt THEIR manlineth.

You need to drop the lisp, or we will wonder about your manliness! :)

104 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:08 PM PDT by mulebones
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To: presidio9; little jeremiah; Jim Robinson

Most folks don’t eat rotten food because they have the instinctive common sense to recognize that rotten food is poisonous.

It’s the same with their instinctive rejection of your Transhumanist/Postgenderist doctrine.


105 posted on 04/22/2012 8:25:01 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill; presidio9

I don’t think presidio9 agrees with the article, btw...

I like the name “Transhumanist/Postgenderist doctrine”. Fits.

The fact that the freaks are re-hashing this crazy and transparently false argument yet again is proof that they are desperate - they are unable to convince everyone that s*** tastes good. The still small voice in their hearts which they cannot destroy is still telling them “You’re wrong - you’re going to the wrong way - what you’re doing is bad, you should stop, it is evil” etc.

Even if everyone human on the planet bowed down to them they’d still be wracked with doubt, misery, guilt and fear.


106 posted on 04/22/2012 8:46:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: presidio9

“I refer you now to that great philosopher of the last part of the 20th century: Andrew Dice Clay. His words on the subject are unprintable on this family forum, but the logic is indisputable. Indeed, a giant of his time.”

Hmmm...President Andrew Dice Clay...

Now THERE’S a debate I want to see!


107 posted on 04/22/2012 8:48:54 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: presidio9

“I refer you now to that great philosopher of the last part of the 20th century: Andrew Dice Clay. His words on the subject are unprintable on this family forum, but the logic is indisputable. Indeed, a giant of his time.”

Hmmm...President Andrew Dice Clay...

Now THERE’S a debate I want to see!


108 posted on 04/22/2012 8:49:01 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: presidio9

“I refer you now to that great philosopher of the last part of the 20th century: Andrew Dice Clay. His words on the subject are unprintable on this family forum, but the logic is indisputable. Indeed, a giant of his time.”

Hmmm...President Andrew Dice Clay...

Now THERE’S a debate I want to see!


109 posted on 04/22/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1

Well, d-d-d-damn.


110 posted on 04/22/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: Figment
What the hell is homophobia? Phobia suggests fear of. I’m not the least bit fearful of the disgusting freaks

Perhaps they'll hit you with their purses?
111 posted on 04/22/2012 9:32:47 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: G Larry

How about “homonausea”,as someone on FR posted a year or two ago?


112 posted on 04/22/2012 10:15:31 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: GeronL

What it is, is that they are perverts so they want all of us to be perverts too. That way they don’t feel so perverted.


113 posted on 04/22/2012 10:16:48 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: presidio9

http://www.psych.rochester.edu/faculty/ryan/ryan2.jpg

Richard Ryan is a clinical faculty member whose research focuses on the effects of social contexts on human motivation, personality development, and well-being. His current research interests include: the acquisition and impact of materialism and other extrinsic goals in human development and culture; facilitation versus undermining of intrinsic motivation and self-determination; the determinants of subjective vitality and “energy”; and the sources of within-person variability in attachment, well-being, and life satisfaction. He is also involved in applied motivational research in the domains of health care, education, sport, religion, work, psychotherapy and virtual environments.  For more detail, see the Self-Determination Theory website.
 


114 posted on 04/22/2012 10:20:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: presidio9

Richard Ryan, is the co-founder of self-determination theory (SDT), an influential contemporary motivational theory. Self-determination theory is a macro theory of human motivation that differentiates between autonomous and controlled forms of motivation; the theory has been applied to predict behavior and inform behavior change in many contexts including: education, health care, work organizations, parenting, and sport (as well as many others).


115 posted on 04/22/2012 10:24:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: presidio9

This has been the conventional wisdom among the left for decades. I’m surprised it took them this long to construct a bogus study supporting it.


116 posted on 04/22/2012 10:27:27 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: presidio9

Dr. Richard Ryan can be contacted at

rich@immersyve.com


117 posted on 04/22/2012 10:32:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: presidio9

Researcher Richard Ryan suggests that his study’s results should cause viscerally anti-gay individuals to reflect on the possibility that they loathe gay men and lesbians because they see themselves in the very people they hate.

The study’s authors note that all of their research subjects were college students, and that future research on other age groups — both younger people still living at home and older people who’ve spent more time living independently of their parents — would be valuable in order to see whether the trends they’ve observed change over time.


118 posted on 04/22/2012 10:46:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: presidio9

Is this why beautiful women scream profanity laced insults at me?


119 posted on 04/22/2012 11:11:54 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: presidio9

Then attacking a homophobe is a form of homophobia.


120 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:51 AM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin & Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: presidio9

So this means I actually want to walk out of a bathroom without washing my hands? That I really want to pick my nose and eat it? That I really like getting sick? That I really want to chew tobacco and spit it into a clear cup for everyone to see? That I really want to pick up used gum and chew it? That I really want to take food out of the garbage and eat it? That I really want to touch jellyfish and seaweed on the beach? That I really want to have sex with whores not knowing where they’ve been or what they’ve been with? Wow, I never knew.


121 posted on 04/23/2012 4:02:18 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Junior_G

“This has been the conventional wisdom among the left for decades. I’m surprised it took them this long to construct a bogus study supporting it.”

Oh, this isn’t the first one. This crap has been going on since the early 1970s, that I know of. Probably long before that.


122 posted on 04/23/2012 4:15:05 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Figment

Figment - Such a great name!

Phobia does suggest fear. Homophobia is an annoying word-


123 posted on 04/23/2012 4:44:36 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Figment

Figment - Such a great name!

Phobia does suggest fear. Homophobia is an annoying word-


124 posted on 04/23/2012 4:44:42 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: driftdiver

“Would that also explain the hostility of gays towards hetrosexuals?”

Your response was the best. Short and to the point. It takes the premise of this article and turns it around. LOL


125 posted on 04/23/2012 4:51:08 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BRL

No 100 years - it’s Here! My daughter (20) works at the Hollister flagship store on 5th Avenue = she is a greeter - model in the bikini in the front (in the window)-

The men she greets with have the biceps/”sixpacks” that go with ancient Greece and those perversions.

The men have become more of an attraction than the women!! Greece here we come


126 posted on 04/23/2012 4:54:17 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: presidio9
Trying to paint everyone as homosexual. These people are sick. Time to open up those ginormous mental hospitals and employ the guys in the white uniforms that drive around picking up assorted nuts.
127 posted on 04/23/2012 4:58:48 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: occamrzr06

Dear Occam,

This is very hard- no one is judging. My husband’s brother who he is very close to has a gay son - no one in the family will talk about it. They present themselves as the Perfect family. I actually feel sorry for my mother in law to have to keep up with her Perfect! presentations to the outside world.

Very difficult dynamics.


128 posted on 04/23/2012 5:05:59 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: All

this is like that stupid gimmick they would do at the college newspaper. “Wear jeans if you support gay rights” day.. and they would publish it at 10am, when most people were already at school. Good thing I worked for that rag and always wore khakis those days..


129 posted on 04/23/2012 5:09:55 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: little jeremiah
These people are mentally ill perverts so they see everyone else as mentally ill perverts. It's really quite simple.

The good communists are doing exactly what I taught them to do in my manual.

"Accuse them of doing what you are doing!"

Dr. S. Alinsky, Ph.D. Deviancy and Perversion

130 posted on 04/23/2012 5:36:53 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: presidio9

Typical retort by the twisted logic of a gaggle of perverts. Is this like the child who becomes “homophobic” after he was molested by a Mr. Sandusky or the woman who is raped and crusades against the practice? Clearly, with the exceptions cited, fear is not the issue with normal people; the word is disgust with deviant behavior whether it pertains to same-sex relations with children, animals, or the dead. This sickness grows more bold in demanding that others, not just accept, but exalt said behavior as normal. If there is any concern with public health, then let it be understood that male homosexuals are the #1 vector for the spread of infectious diseases among humans and are an unnecessary public health threat costing the system billions. Male homosexuals have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS, syphilis, drug-resistant gonorrhea, entamoeba histolytica, chlamydia, herpes simplex II, Chancroid, Drug Resistant TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis non A & B, just to name a few.


131 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:17 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: little jeremiah; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus

Typical retort by the twisted logic of a gaggle of perverts. Is this like the child who becomes “homophobic” after he was molested by a Mr. Sandusky or the woman who is raped and crusades against the practice? Clearly, with the exceptions cited, fear is not the issue with normal people; the word is disgust with deviant behavior whether it pertains to same-sex relations with children, animals, or the dead. This sickness grows more bold in demanding that others, not just accept, but exalt said behavior as normal. If there is any concern with public health, then let it be understood that male homosexuals are the #1 vector for the spread of infectious diseases among humans and are an unnecessary public health threat costing the system billions. Male homosexuals have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS, syphilis, drug-resistant gonorrhea, entamoeba histolytica, chlamydia, herpes simplex II, Chancroid, Drug Resistant TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis non A & B, just to name a few.


132 posted on 04/23/2012 7:21:21 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: presidio9
more bull$h!t; from CeeBULL$H!T..they're meanstreaming
their own perverted lifestyle/Liberal views as expected.
"everybody queer to one extent or another".

133 posted on 04/23/2012 7:29:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: BRL
"give it another 100 years"
where's have you been; its now coming to/@ a small cities near you...
it's here in Richmond/(Liberal) Berea, KY.
(Marxist) Lexington, Ky been going (happily) queer since mid-1990s.

134 posted on 04/23/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: BRL
"give it another 100 years"
where's have you been; its now coming to/@ a small cities near you...
it's here in Richmond/(Liberal) Berea, KY.
(Marxist) Lexington, Ky been going (happily) queer since mid-1990s.

135 posted on 04/23/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: VanShuyten

Not many Freepers can make me laugh out loud. You just did.


136 posted on 04/23/2012 9:11:48 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: presidio9

Why do fornicators, adulterers and serial divorcees worry so much about homosexuality? They have enough to answer to God for without dragging those poor souls into it.


137 posted on 04/23/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: presidio9

“As long as you keep your work zipped up around me, I don’t give a rat-crap what or where you shove your show. Are we done being neighbors for now?”.....stolen from As Good As It Gets


138 posted on 04/23/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: Morgana
"What it is, is that they are perverts so they want all of us to be perverts too. That way they don’t feel so perverted."

And that is the basis of why mysery loves company.

'I can't stand the pain, so let me unload some of it on you.'

'Painting this fence is really a lot of fun. Here, grab this brush and join right in.'

'Toke right up. You'll love it!'

'Take a whiff of this. It's better than powdered sugar. Takes your pains away, too.!

139 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: presidio9
how long until the Marcusian Marxists parading as psychologists claim that people who are disgusted with pedophiles are attracted to children and that we should make adult-teen sex legal?

This isn't about research. It is about perverts destroying our culture on purpose.

140 posted on 04/24/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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