Huffington Post: Homophobes Gay? Study Ties Anti-Gay Outlook to Homosexuality, Authoritarian Parenting

 

April 9th 2012.

 

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“This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself, ‘Why?'” co-author Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a statement. “Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection.”

The research, published in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobia, which can ultimately have dire consequences. [The 10 Most Destructive Human Behaviors]

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/09/homophobia-homosexuality-gay_n_1412846.html

By Jeanna Bryner

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