AGS-CeSCuP-CECoS Joint Seminar - Andrea Carnaghi

Homophobic epithets in the intergroup frame: Heterosexuals' cognitive, affective and behavioral reactions to gay-bashing labels   In a recent Italian survey, 80% of those interviewed reported hearing acquaintances using homophobic labels very often (47.4 %) or sometimes (32.6%; Istituto Nazionale di Statistica [ISTAT], 2011). Though this portrays the Italian context

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31 May 2016 - 18 h 00 min

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31 May 2016 - 0 h 00 min

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Homophobic epithets in the intergroup frame:

Heterosexuals’ cognitive, affective and behavioral reactions to gay-bashing labels

 

In a recent Italian survey, 80% of those interviewed reported hearing acquaintances using homophobic labels very often (47.4 %) or sometimes (32.6%; Istituto Nazionale di Statistica [ISTAT], 2011). Though this portrays the Italian context as strongly homophobic, sexual prejudice and the use of homophobic labels is also firmly entrenched in other European countries and the US (see, Eurobarometer 2012; Herek 2009). The current research program analyses whether and how homophobic epithets affect heterosexuals’ cognitive, affective and behavioural reactions towards homosexuals. Findings attest that homophobic epithets (vs. category labels) enhance explicit (Study 1) and implicit (Study 2) sexual prejudice, strengthen inter-group bias (Study 3), increase the dehumanization of homosexuals (Study 4), boost heterosexual males’ differentiation from homosexuals (Study 5) and promote physical distance from homosexuals (Study 6). Results are discussed within an inter-group framework.

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This talk is organized by the Atelier des Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), in joint collaboration with the CeSCuP and the CECoS

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