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Homophobia = Self-phobia?

Posted on April 8, 2012

From University of Rochester: Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Choice Myth, Emotions, Implicit Associations, Social Psychology, Video | 2 Comments »

The Connection Between Homophobia and Homosexual Arousal

Posted on December 14, 2011

Sure, there are lots of things to love about our wonderful online age (at least for those of us who are allowed to be part of it).  But, for me, one of the greatest gifts of the Internet is to the dinner party conversation. Before the dawn of the web, guests were stuck talking about […]

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The Situation of Fear

Posted on October 8, 2016

Here is the introduction of a current Rolling Stone article by Neill Strauss reviewing the situation of fear, including work by Situationist Contributor, John Jost: From Jen Senko believes that her father was brainwashed. As Senko, a New York filmmaker, tells it, her father was a “nonpolitical Democrat.” But then he transferred to a new […]

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The Situation of Questions about NFL Players’ Sexual Orientation

Posted on June 17, 2013

Last week the National Football League Players’ Association announced it would sell t-shirts with a gay pride theme.  A number of players have agreed to have their names on the t-shirts.  This is a positive step for the NFL, which as Situationist contributor Michael McCann wrote about earlier this year for Sports Illustrated, has seen […]

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Fear of Flying and NBA Players

Posted on July 1, 2012

Michael McCann recently posted his article, “Do You Believe He Can Fly? Royce White and Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for NBA Players with Phobias” (to be published in the Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, 20103) on SSRN.  The article is about Royce White, who will be entering the NBA next season, and […]

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The Political Situation of Support and Opposition to Gay Marriage

Posted on June 6, 2012

Situationist friend Dave Nussbaum continues to write terrific posts over at, Random Assignments.  Below, we have re-blogged portions of his recent post about how President Obama’s support of gay marriage led Republicans to become more opposed to it. Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan posted a new Washington Post/ABC News poll tracking changes in approval for legalizing same […]

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Pride and Prejudice

Posted on April 14, 2012

From University of British Columbia Press office: A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are. The study, published in the April issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, offers new inroads in the […]

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Situationism in the Blogosphere – August 2009

Posted on September 15, 2009

Below, we’ve posted titles and a brief quotation from some of our favorite non-Situationist situationist blogging during August 2009 (they are listed in alphabetical order by source). * * * From BPS Research Digest: “Talking about art can alter our appreciation of it” “Representational paintings are realistic, with content that can be easily talked about. […]

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Situationist Theories of Hate – Part III

Posted on November 1, 2007

Social Psychologist Alexander Gunz just published a thoughtful and surprisingly fun summary of social psychological theories about why we humans seem to “hate” so readily and so often. The full article is in the latest edition of In-Mind, which we highly recommend. We are excerpting portions of Gunz’s informative and entertaining article in this series […]

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Posted in Conflict, Emotions, Life, Social Psychology | 4 Comments »