Is Homophobia Associated with an Implicit Same-Sex Attraction?

  title={Is Homophobia Associated with an Implicit Same-Sex Attraction?},
  author={Cara C MacInnis and Gordon Hodson},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={777 - 785}
Some theorists propose that homophobia stems from underlying same-sex attraction. A few studies have tested this hypothesis, yet without a clear measure of implicit sexual attraction, producing mixed results. For the first time, we test this attraction-based account of homophobia among both men and women using an implicit measure of sexual attraction. No evidence of an attraction-based account of homophobia emerged. Instead, implicit same-sex attraction was related to positive evaluations of… Expand
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