Gender differences in automatic in-group bias: why do women like women more than men like men?

@article{Rudman2004GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in automatic in-group bias: why do women like women more than men like men?},
  author={Laurie A Rudman and Stephanie A. Goodwin},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          494-509
        }
}
Four experiments confirmed that women's automatic in-group bias is remarkably stronger than men's and investigated explanations for this sex difference, derived from potential sources of implicit attitudes (L. A. Rudman, 2004). In Experiment 1, only women (not men) showed cognitive balance among in-group bias, identity, and self-esteem (A. G. Greenwald et al., 2002), revealing that men lack a mechanism that bolsters automatic own group preference. Experiments 2 and 3 found pro-female bias to… Expand
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