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

@article{Macinnis2012IntergroupBT,
  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},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  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

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