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Predicting opposition to the civil rights of trans persons in the United Kingdom
Although there is considerable evidence that trans persons are victims of discrimination, social psychologists have rarely explored prejudice against this minority group. We extrapolated from models…
'It's not a choice, it's the way we're built': Symbolic beliefs about sexual orientation in the US and Britain
- P. Hegarty
- 1 May 2002
Heterosexual-identified Americans who believe that sexual orientation is immutable typically express more tolerant attitudes towards lesbians and gay men. Attribution theorists argue that this is…
Social Dominance Orientation and the Legitimization of Inequality Across Cultures
The authors tested three hypotheses from social dominance theory in four cultures: (a) that individual differences in social dominance orientation (SDO), or the preference for group-based inequality,…
Sexual Orientation Beliefs
Abstract Previous studies which have measured beliefs about sexual orientation with either a single item, or a one-dimensional scale are discussed. In the present study beliefs were observed to vary…
Some explicit constructions of sets with more sums than differences
- P. Hegarty
- 19 November 2006
We present a variety of new results on finite sets A of integers for which the sumset A+A is larger than the difference set A-A, so-called MSTD (more sums than differences) sets. First we show that…
Methodologies of misgendering: Recommendations for reducing cisgenderism in psychological research
Interventions to Reduce Sexual Prejudice: A Study-Space Analysis and Meta-Analytic Review
Education, contact with gay people, and combining contact with education had a medium-size effect on several measures of sexual prejudice, and the manipulation of social norms was effective in reducing antigay behavior.
The effects of social category norms and stereotypes on explanations for intergroup differences.
A 2-stage model of the construction of explanations for differences between groups is presented, and stereotype-consistent information prompted more essentialist references and fewer reconstructive references to gay men than did stereotype-inconsistent information.
Cisgenderism in psychology: pathologising and misgendering children from 1999 to 2008
We assessed whether recent psychological literature on children reflects or contrasts with the zeitgeist of American Psychological Association's recent non-discrimination statement on ‘transgender’…
On the existence of accessible paths in various models of fitness landscapes
The main results resolve open questions about three well-known mathematical models for genetic mutations, which in the biophysics literature are known as house of cards (HoC), constrained house of card (CHoC) and rough Mount Fuji (RMF).