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WHAT? So all of those protests against same sex marriage/relationships may actually be secretly repressed desires- to have one of their own?!?!?!
A new study has confirmed what many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have suspected for some time: that homophobic attitudes are likely to be more pronounced among those who’ve experienced unacknowledged attraction towards members of the same sex.
Set to be published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the study reportedly comprised four separate experiments, each involving an average of 160 college students, conducted in the U.S. and Germany. The findings provide new evidence to support the psychoanalytic theory that fear, anxiety, and aversion that toward gays and lesbians can grow out of a seemingly heterosexual individual’s own repressed same-sex desires, co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who helped direct the research, told Science Daily.
According to the International Business Times, the implicit and explicit sexual orientations of participants were measured by how they reacted to words and images with sexual associations during a split-second timed task. The second part of the experiment, Pink News noted, involved subject histories on family upbringing, after which they were invited to look at pictures of gay or straight couples.
The study also found that participants with supportive and accepting parents were more in touch with their implicit sexual orientation.”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,” Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study’s lead author, said.
Folks who throw the most shade often want to bask in the sun…. hmmmmff
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