Overdoing Gender : a Test of the Masculine Overcompensation

  title={Overdoing Gender : a Test of the Masculine Overcompensation},
  author={Robb Willer and Christabel L. Rogalin},
The masculine overcompensation thesis asserts that men react to masculinity threats with extreme demonstrations of masculinity. This often-cited account for hypermasculine behaviors was tested across four studies. Study 1 was a laboratory experiment in which men and women were randomly given feedback on a gender identity survey suggesting they were either masculine or feminine. While women showed no effects, men given feedback suggesting they were feminine expressed more homophobic attitudes… CONTINUE READING


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