More Than “Just a Joke”: The Prejudice-Releasing Function of Sexist Humor

@article{Ford2008MoreT,
  title={More Than “Just a Joke”: The Prejudice-Releasing Function of Sexist Humor},
  author={Thomas E. Ford and Christie F. Boxer and Jacob Armstrong and Jessica R. Edel},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={159 - 170}
}
The results of two experiments supported the hypothesis that, for sexist men, exposure to sexist humor can promote the behavioral release of prejudice against women. Experiment 1 demonstrated that hostile sexism predicted the amount of money participants were willing to donate to a women's organization after reading sexist jokes but not after reading nonhumorous sexist statements or neutral jokes. Experiment 2 showed that hostile sexism predicted the amount of money participants cut from the… 

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