The impact of "media contact" on attitudes toward gay men.

@article{Riggle1996TheIO,
  title={The impact of "media contact" on attitudes toward gay men.},
  author={Ellen D. B. Riggle and Amanda L Ellis and Allan M. Crawford},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={
          55-69
        }
}
In order to understand better the relation between "media contact" and attitudes, college students were asked to view a documentary film depicting events surrounding the life and death of a prominent gay politician. The participants completed the Attitudes Toward Homosexuals Scale during screening sessions and either prior to or after viewing the documentary. The film had a significant and positive effect on attitudes. In addition, data on the mood of the subjects were collected and analyzed in… CONTINUE READING

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