Gold, Steven R.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Psychology
Rape--Psychological aspects; Aggressiveness; Sex offenders--Psychology; Sexual harassment in universities and colleges; Feedback (Psychology)
Sexual aggression is a common problem on college campuses. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of anger and a, personality construct, "hypermasculinity," on sexual aggression. One hundred and thirty-seven males completed hypermasculinity, anger, and past sexual aggression measures. The subjects who scored in the upper and lower thirds on the hypermasculinity measure were then randomly assigned to guided imagery conditions in which they received negative, neutral, or positive feedback from a woman. Following the guided imagery, the subjects' attitudes regarding two videotaped depictions of acquaintance rape were assessed. Analysis indicated that males who scored high on both anger and hypermasculinity measures were most likely to self- report that they had engaged in sexually aggressive acts.
Vass, Jason S., "Effects of feedback on sexual aggression in hypermasculine males" (1994). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2771.
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