Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?1

@article{Cobb2007AmbivalentSA,
  title={Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?1},
  author={Michael D. Cobb and William A. Boettcher},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={3025-3042}
}
We evaluate the oft-repeated but typically untested claim that rap music encourages sexism. We randomly assigned participants to 1 of 3 conditions: no music, misogynistic rap music, and nonmisogynistic rap music. The first study (treated as a pilot; N = 232) weakly demonstrated the differential impact of exposure on male and female participants, but our measures of sexism were unreliable. We then conducted a second study (N = 175) employing well-validated (and more subtle) measures taken from… Expand
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