Social Perception of Rape

  title={Social Perception of Rape},
  author={Bettina Frese and Miguel Moya and Jes{\'u}s L. Meg{\'i}as},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={143 - 161}
This study assessed the role of rape myth acceptance (RMA) and situational factors in the perception of three different rape scenarios (date rape, marital rape, and stranger rape). One hundred and eighty-two psychology undergraduates were asked to emit four judgements about each rape situation: victim responsibility, perpetrator responsibility, intensity of trauma, and likelihood to report the crime to the police. It was hypothesized that neither RMA nor situational factors alone can explain… 

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