Intergroup bias toward “Group X”: Evidence of prejudice, dehumanization, avoidance, and discrimination against asexuals

  title={Intergroup bias toward “Group X”: Evidence of prejudice, dehumanization, avoidance, and discrimination against asexuals},
  author={C. Macinnis and Gordon Hodson},
  journal={Group Processes & Intergroup Relations},
  pages={725 - 743}
  • C. Macinnis, Gordon Hodson
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
  • Although biases against homosexuals (and bisexuals) are well established, potential biases against a largely unrecognized sexual minority group, asexuals, has remained uninvestigated. In two studies (university student and community samples) we examined the extent to which those not desiring sexual activity are viewed negatively by heterosexuals. We provide the first empirical evidence of intergroup bias against asexuals (the so-called “Group X”), a social target evaluated more negatively… CONTINUE READING
    85 Citations

    Tables from this paper

    Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward Sex and Romance in Asexuals
    • 3
    • PDF
    Development and validation of the Attitudes Towards Asexuals (ATA) scale
    • 8
    Stereotypes, Emotions, and Behaviors Toward Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexual Women, and Bisexual Men
    • 12
    Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model
    • 16
    They see us as less than human: Metadehumanization predicts intergroup conflict via reciprocal dehumanization.
    • 93
    • PDF
    Is Homophobia Associated with an Implicit Same-Sex Attraction?
    • 8


    Heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexual men and women in the United States
    • G. Herek
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of sex research
    • 2002
    • 536
    • PDF
    Interpersonal Disgust, Ideological Orientations, and Dehumanization as Predictors of Intergroup Attitudes
    • 340
    • PDF
    Introduction: Reflecting on The Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years after Allport
    • 324
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Singles in Society and in Science
    • 255
    • PDF
    Why Don’t We Practice What We Preach? A Meta-Analytic Review of Religious Racism
    • Deborah L. Hall, David C. Matz, W. Wood
    • Sociology, Medicine
    • Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
    • 2010
    • 284
    • PDF