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The role of sexualized rejection in men’s body shame and male sexual aggression

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The role of sexualized rejection in men’s body shame and male sexual aggression
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Mescher
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Kris
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1987-
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Kris Mescher
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Rudman
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Laurie
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Laurie Rudman
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chair
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Ogilvie
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Daniel
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Daniel Ogilvie
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internal member
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Sanchez
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Diana
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Diana Sanchez
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2012
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2012-05
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2012
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eng
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Past research found a link between men’s body shame and their willingness to engage in sexual aggression (Rudman & Mescher, 2010). Further, men who have been bullied (e.g., teased about their sexuality) are more likely to report body shame (Shelton & Liljequist, 2002). The present research tests a causal relationship between rejecting men for homosexuality and sexual aggression. Participants were rejected either for a sexual reason (accused of being gay), for no reason, or they were not rejected (controls) by either a male or female phantom confederate. I predicted that men accused of being gay would show more hostility toward women and female rape victims, and score higher on measures of sexual aggression, compared with the remaining two groups. I expected this pattern to be moderated by men’s body shame and their negative affect in response to rejection. That is, men high on body shame or who reacted negatively to being accused of being gay should be especially likely to retaliate against women. Results demonstrated that men rejected by a female confederate for being gay who were both high on body shame and upset by the manipulation responded with increased sexual aggression, including scoring higher on a behavioral measure of rape (i.e., a rape analogue).
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Psychology
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v, 55 p. : ill.
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M.S.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Kris Mescher
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Men--Psychology
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Male insecurity
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Shame
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Sex (Psychology)
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Homophobia
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Rape--Psychological aspects
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doi:10.7282/T3K936GC
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ETD graduate
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Kris
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2012-04-16 13:16:54
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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