Interorientation interactions and impressions: Does the timing of disclosure of sexual orientation matter?

  title={Interorientation interactions and impressions: Does the timing of disclosure of sexual orientation matter?},
  author={David M. Buck and E. Ashby Plant},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
When "In Your Face" Is Not Out of Place: The Effect of Timing of Disclosure of a Same-Sex Dating Partner under Conditions of Contact
Examination of heterosexuals’ reactions to the timing of disclosure of a gender-matched confederate’s same-sex dating partner revealed positive findings for early timing, suggesting that early disclosure resulted in a reduced tendency to focus on the confederates’ sexuality as a defining feature.
The Effects of Imagined Intergroup Contact on Attitudes Towards Male Bisexuals
Bisexual men regularly face prejudice from both heterosexual and homosexual individuals. These negative attitudes put stress on bisexual individuals that is associated with increased risk of mental
The development of online cross-group relationships among university students
With our social lives increasingly experienced online, it is critical to understand online relationship development. The current study examined the outcomes of disclosing stigmatized group membership
How Can Intergroup Interaction Be Bad If Intergroup Contact Is Good? Exploring and Reconciling an Apparent Paradox in the Science of Intergroup Relations
A mathematical model is introduced by which the findings of the two literatures on intergroup interaction and intergroup contact can be reconciled and it is believed that adopting this model will streamline thinking in the field and will generate integrative new research in which investigators examine how a person’s experiences with diversity unfold.
Perceptions of Sexual Orientation From Minimal Cues
  • N. Rule
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2017
This work reviews the literature documenting the accurate perception of sexual orientation from nonverbal cues related to one’s adornment, acoustics, actions, and appearance and discusses some of the basic cognitive and perceptual processes that support these judgments.
When leaders are not who they appear: The effects of leader disclosure of a concealable stigma on follower reactions
Two studies examined follower reactions to disclosure of concealable stigma (i.e., transgender identity) by a leader. Using 109 employed participants, Study 1 showed followers rated leaders
Stigma Expression Outcomes and Boundary Conditions: A Meta-Analysis
The decision to express a stigmatized identity inside and outside of the workplace is highly complex, with the potential for both negative and positive outcomes. This meta-analysis examines the
Identity Concealment and Social Change: Balancing Advocacy Goals Against Individual Needs
We consider the conflicting multilevel forces around concealment and disclosure that may weigh on individuals as they navigate life with a concealable stigmatized identity. In particular, we explore


Perceiving outgroup members as unresponsive: implications for approach-related emotions, intentions, and behavior.
  • D. Butz, E. Plant
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2006
Results of Study 2 showed that White participants who received negative feedback about their Black partner's openness to interracial interactions behaved in a hostile manner toward their interaction partner.
The Causes and Consequences of an Avoidance-Focus for Interracial Interactions
The causes and consequences of non-Black people’s desire to avoid interracial interactions (an avoidance-focus) and the findings are discussed in terms of their implications for racial relations.
When to Tell? : Disclosure of Concealable Group Membership, Stereotypes, and Political Evaluation
Although their group membership is normatively irrelevant to vote choice, members of politically underrepresented groups (e.g., women, nonwhites, and gays and lesbians) are often evaluated through
The Antecedents and Implications of Interracial Anxiety
A model of the antecedents and implications of intergroup anxiety is offered and it is argued that a lack of positive previous experiences with outgroup members creates negative expectancies about interracial interactions, which result in inter group anxiety.
Expecting To Be the Target of Prejudice: Implications for Interethnic Interactions
The more ethnic minorities expected Whites to be prejudiced, the more their White partners had positive experiences during interethnic interactions.
Intergroup contact and pluralistic ignorance.
The present work examined the relationship between people's own interpretations ofwhy they avoid intergroup contact and their interpretations of why out-groups avoid inter group contact to explore a means to reduce this self- other bias.
Interpersonal Concerns in Social Encounters between Majority and Minority Group Members
Dyadic interactions between Whites and Blacks were examined. Whites' concern about appearing prejudiced was manipulated by informing Whites that it was extremely important not to be prejudiced during
What do people believe about gay males? A study of stereotype content and strength
ConclusionThe current research examined the content and strength of the gay male stereotype. This focus represents a return to the earliest issues addressed by social psychologists. Although once a
Sex differences in attitudes toward gay men and lesbians: A multidimensional perspective
We addressed four components of attitudes toward gay men and lesbians: condemnation/tolerance, morality, contact, and stereotypes. We hypothesized that attitudes would vary by component and by the
Heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexual men and women in the United States
  • G. Herek
  • Psychology
    Journal of sex research
  • 2002
More negative attitudes toward bisexuals were associated with higher age, less education, lower annual income, residence in the South and rural areas, higher religiosity, political conservatism, traditional values concerning gender and sexual behavior, authoritarianism, and lack of contact with gay men or lesbians.