The Relationship of Heterosexuals' Attributions for the Causes of Homosexuality to Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men

@article{Whitley1990TheRO,
  title={The Relationship of Heterosexuals' Attributions for the Causes of Homosexuality to Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men},
  author={B. Whitley},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1990},
  volume={16},
  pages={369 - 377}
}
  • B. Whitley
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Attribution theory suggested the hypothesis that heterosexuals' attitudes toward persons bearing the social stigma of homosexuality would be more negative when homosexuality was attributed to controllable than to uncontrollable causes. It was further hypothesized that groups that have been found to express more favorable attitudes toward lesbians and gay men -persons rating other-sex gay people and those who know a gay person-would attribute homosexuality to less controllable causes. Data from… CONTINUE READING
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