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Black and Gay Conservatism: Examining the Interaction Between Race, Sexual Orientation, and Political Ideology on Self-Esteem and Personality

Poster Session IX - Board: IX- 147
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Rick Andrews
New York University

John T. Jost
New York University

Samuel D. Gosling
University of Texas at Austin

Jeff Potter
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Using the Gosling-Potter internet project, we examine the interaction between political ideology, two key demographic variables (Race, Sexual Orientation), and the consequences of this interaction on self-esteem and personality. We find that members of disadvantaged groups like African-Americans or homosexuals who are also conservatives exhibit lower levels of self-esteem and higher levels of Openness.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Social Groups

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