Associations Between Religious Personality Dimensions And Implicit Homosexual Prejudice

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The following paper will be a summary on the article “Associations Between Religious Personality Dimensions and Implicit Homosexual Prejudice” published by W.C Rowatt, J. Tsang, J. Kelly, B. LaMartina, M. McCullers and A. McKinley (2006). While the authors of this journal article do not mention a specific previous study, they do mention that several other researchers have found that in as religious belief or religiosity increases, self-reported attitudes towards homosexuals becomes more negative. The authors of this study mention that the focus of the study was not to research any forms of overt discrimination, any form of hate crimes, or other antisocial behavior towards gay men and lesbians. The study 's hypothesis comes from social-personality psychologist Gordon Allport 's observation that in most religions, it is encouraged to demonstrate unconditional love towards others; however, there are individuals who carry prejudices and behave in a discriminatory manner towards others that are contradictory with their religious teachings (Rowatt et al., 2006, 399). The authors of this journal article hypothesized that: they would find more examples of explicit and implicit prejudice towards gay men and lesbians than towards heterosexuals; religious fundamentalism correlated more with negative implicit attitudes toward gay men and lesbians than to heterosexuals; Christian Orthodoxy will be minimally correlated with implicit homosexual prejudice; and that Religious Fundamentalism

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