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Homophobia may reveal denial of own same-sex attraction, study suggests
CBS News ^ | .April 10, 2012 | Monica DyBuncio

Posted on 04/22/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT by presidio9

Do homophobic people actually fear their own unconscious feelings? A new study suggests that people who repress their own sexual attraction to the same sex are more likely to express hostility towards gays.

"In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward," study co-author Dr. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a university written statement.

In four separate experiments conducted in the U.S. and in Germany, each involving an average of 160 college students, researchers attempted to measure any differences between what people say about their sexual orientation and how they actually react. Their findings are published in the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

For one experiment, researchers used word and picture tests to subliminally prime participants with either the word "me" or "others," and then asking them to place the words and images into "gay" or "straight" categories. A second experiment had participants browse same-sex or opposite-sex photos to test implicit - or unconscious - same-sex attraction. Other experiments measured participants' levels of homophobia through questionnaires or asked about participants' upbringings and their parents' perspectives.

All together, the study showed that participants with parents accepting of homosexuality were more open and aware of their implicit sexual orientation, while those with authoritative parents were more likely to deny their implicit sexual orientation. The researchers found participants who said they were heterosexual but revealed different reactions on their implicit tests were more likely to act with hostility toward gay people.

"In a predominately heterosexual society, 'know thyself' can be a challenge for many gay individuals. But in controlling and homophobic homes, embracing a minority sexual orientation can be terrifying," study co-author Dr. Netta Weinstein,

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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; junkscience; pervertpower; perverts; psychobabble; psychology
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1 posted on 04/22/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Somebody has been watching too much Sesame Street.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 5:43:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: presidio9

Or it might be a recognition that deviants are creepy.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 5:44:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: presidio9

it might also be the mark of a real man.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 5:44:52 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: presidio9

Would that also explain the hostility of gays towards hetrosexuals?


5 posted on 04/22/2012 5:45:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: presidio9

Apparently I have a secret desire to be liberal as well.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

Homophobia - “A perfectly natural fear of behavior that is patently unnatural.”


7 posted on 04/22/2012 5:45:41 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: the invisib1e hand

correction: not “-phobia.” -disdain.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 5:45:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: presidio9

Claim you like gays => you’re gay.

Claim you don’t like gays => you’re gay.

Claim you’re indifferent => definitely gay.


9 posted on 04/22/2012 5:46:27 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: presidio9

"Sometimes a cigar is just ... something you don't need to keep waving in my face."

10 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: driftdiver

So do the ranting loons on the left really love and want to be conservatives, then?


11 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by Argus
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To: presidio9

There is no such mental disease as “homophobia”, and no such medical condition as “homophobic”.

Its all just Marxist BS, propaganda and fraud based social engineering, and I’m surprised to see worthless crap like this posted on FR.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by wistful
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To: presidio9

What the hell is homophobia? Phobia suggests fear of. I’m not the least bit fearful of the disgusting freaks


13 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by Figment
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To: presidio9
Perhaps there are a lot of "homophobic" people who do not have one iota of attraction towards people of their same sex, but who have read the Bible and have been students of human history who see where it all leads.

Sure, it (homosexuality) kind of seems ok after emerging out of 400 years of puritanical background. Give it another 100 years or so and you will see the homosexuals doing the same stuff that was done in Sodom and Gomorrah and in Greece in the ancient times.

14 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:33 PM PDT by BRL
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To: presidio9

Men who think too much about homosexuality are not normal. Just sayin


15 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:54 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: presidio9
Headline?

Gays Making Accusations of Homophobia May Indicate Their Shame

16 posted on 04/22/2012 5:48:36 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: presidio9

What a startling revelation! /sarc


17 posted on 04/22/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: presidio9

Does this mean I also have a secret desire to dine on putrid roadkill?


18 posted on 04/22/2012 5:49:12 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: presidio9

Why can’t these retards just leave their doors closed?


19 posted on 04/22/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: presidio9

Gee...I thought it was “impossible” for Gay people to act straight? Which is it??


20 posted on 04/22/2012 5:49:47 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: cripplecreek

It just occured to me the Muhammed might actually BE God’s “Messenger.”


21 posted on 04/22/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
Wow! These folks really nailed me. I'm SO afraid of my "own unconscious feelings" which I thought I'm not supposed to actually know about as otherwise they wouldn't be unconscious, I think.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 04/22/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: presidio9

Homophobia is a made up word.

I know of no one who fears homos. Most of us just disagree morally with their lifestyle actions.

Homorepulsion, perhaps.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: presidio9

Bet’cha two bucks this was a gay-sponsored study. The nerve. Making real mean begin to doubt their manlineth.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 5:51:29 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: cripplecreek

So I guess every liberal secretly desires to be a conservative by this article’s logic?

And dogs, do dogs have a secret desire to be cats, and vice versa?


25 posted on 04/22/2012 5:51:29 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (The days will come when they will calll evil good and good evil...)
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To: presidio9

Do you know why you REALLY abhor the idea of clapping your scrotum between two very heavy, very cold bricks?

Because inwardly you YEARN to do exactly THAT, you see...?!

AHA..! Now you see how clever I am, yesss...?!


26 posted on 04/22/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: presidio9

I have a natural aversion to cannibalism, so does this make me Cannibal-phobic too?


27 posted on 04/22/2012 5:52:29 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No shi# Elmo, or South Park.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by boomop1
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29 posted on 04/22/2012 5:53:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

Any normal straight person has a natural revulsion to the sicko behavior of homos, as well as that of pedophiles, and other forms of sexual deviancy.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by greene66
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Funny ‘logic’. Homosexuals hate people who hate them in return and call them every name in the book plus ostracize them...so wouldn’t it be correct that gay people are in denial to being attracted normally to the opposite sex?


31 posted on 04/22/2012 5:53:49 PM PDT by max americana
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To: presidio9

Oh, yeah? Well how about this. I think heterophobes are ascared to admit they know nobody of the opposite sex is attracted to them.


32 posted on 04/22/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: presidio9

Degenerate minds have infected every layer of society, and have set up house in the Psychology community.


33 posted on 04/22/2012 5:54:51 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: presidio9

Male butts don’t drive me nuts!

...but female butts do!


34 posted on 04/22/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: ml/nj; dead

I refer you now to that great philosopher of the last part of the 20th century: Andrew Dice Clay. His words on the subject are unprintable on this family forum, but the logic is indisputable. Indeed, a giant of his time.

35 posted on 04/22/2012 5:57:19 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

So Communists are really Conservatives that can’t acknowledge their inner Free Market?


36 posted on 04/22/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: presidio9
That's idiotic. What people are uncomfortable with is not the fact that a certain small percentage of the population is "attracted" to the same sex, but the fact that this has become a complete definition of life for these people: "being gay."

There have always been people who have had problems with the opposite sex, and while I dislike Freud in general, I think he identified this correctly: these people are immature, through no fault of their own, and their emotional development has been stopped at a certain phase as a result of outside influences.

For example, most girls go through a very intense "best friend" phase that is then transformed into a heterosexual focus, assuming their parental and other family relationships are healthy. Sometimes they're not...and a lot of these girls will never move beyond their 12 yr old phase. The phase becomes permanent, and they are then described as lesbians, which unfortunately now will be a title they will adopt with great delight because the press will love them for it. Still, they shouldn't be hated by the rest of us but should be treated with kindness, like anybody suffering from an emotional disorder.

It's when people start to crow and define themselves as "gay" as a permanent description that most of the rest of the population bails on them. Which is perfectly fine.

37 posted on 04/22/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by livius
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38 posted on 04/22/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: driftdiver

LOL exactly. I work in W Hollywood and they pretty much hate everyone conservative and right-wing. I know..I’ve gotten threats before but all I say is “are you going to hit me with your purse?”


39 posted on 04/22/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Eastbound

LOL!

Nice touche’!


40 posted on 04/22/2012 6:00:35 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: presidio9

Anyone ever notice that most Liberal studies end up confirming Liberal bias? Anyone? Ferris?


41 posted on 04/22/2012 6:02:32 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: wistful
Its all just Marxist BS, propaganda and fraud based social engineering, and I’m surprised to see worthless crap like this posted on FR.

And I, for one, am suprised to learn that there are FR stormtroopers running around making people click on threads they don't want to read. Thank God they left so you could share with the world your thoughts about how worthless it all was for you.

42 posted on 04/22/2012 6:03:51 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

First they invent the term “homophobia”, to suggest “an irrational fear”.
Then the set about to explain the “fear”.

How ridiculous!

Any serious attempt to label the primary reaction, would include the latin term for “disgust”.

Homodisgustus?


43 posted on 04/22/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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44 posted on 04/22/2012 6:04:23 PM PDT by narses
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To: presidio9

written by a HOMO no doubt.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 6:06:28 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: presidio9

Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I do not hate homosexuals.


46 posted on 04/22/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: presidio9

I never knew I was homophobic until my son told me he was gay.

Now, I don’t think I was judgmental, other than stating my belief that I thought it was immoral and wrong. The I stated facts on how gay men seem to die sooner than non-gay men.

I’ve got a label I have to live with. I don’t care about my label. I’m concerned with a lifestyle my son won’t live long with.


47 posted on 04/22/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: presidio9

Whatever it takes to sell the homosexual agenda... Truth is, as experienced by most heterosexuals, homophobia isn’t phobia at all, just extreme disgust at the thought of homosexual sex. It’s no different than numerous other things people find disgusting, and like most those things, it doesn’t mean people want to do it. What this study really shows is that homosexuals and those promoting their agenda are afraid (phobic) of people who don’t validate their sexual perversion.


48 posted on 04/22/2012 6:10:46 PM PDT by pallis
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To: presidio9

Gay studies show everyone is just dying to sexually engage with them, especially the ones to tell them to take a hike. People who sexually reject them are only saying that because they really want it, you see.


49 posted on 04/22/2012 6:11:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: presidio9

Did CBS bother to interview Larry Sinclair?


50 posted on 04/22/2012 6:13:33 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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