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={T. E. Ford and Christie F. Boxer and J. Armstrong and Jessica R. Edel},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={159 - 170}
}
  • T. E. Ford, Christie F. Boxer, +1 author Jessica R. Edel
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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