Essentialist Conceptualizations Help Explain Attitudes Toward Homosexuals

Time and Location
Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-059
Saturday May 24, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Kristin N. Raley
Auburn University

Roger K. Blashfield
Auburn University

Humans often infer that categories are associated with underlying, essential properties. This study investigates the relationship of essentialist beliefs about categories with views of the concept of homosexuality.

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Shelly E. Taylor