Ford, Thomas

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Not all groups are equal : differential vulnerability of social groups to the prejudice-releasing effects of disparaging humor 2011 8361 Research has shown that sexist humor allows men to express sexism by replacing nonsexist norms in a situation with a norm of tolerance of sex discrimination (Ford, Armstrong, & Edel, 2008). Our study extends those findings by testing the hypothesis...
Assessing attitude revision in an online sample 2011 785 Previous research on attitudes toward homosexuals utilized vignettes presented in a holistic fashion to participants (Batson, Floyd, Meyer, & Winner, 1999; Bassett et al., 2002; Mak & Tsang, 2008). In these vignettes, participants learned of a pers...
The role of identification with a joke target in perceptions of disparaging humor 2012 2836 In the present research I focus on identifying the variables that affect women’s perceptions of sexist humor. Previous research and theory have identified attitude toward women as the critical predictor of amusement with sexist humor; I propose tha...
There's nothing "micro" about it : the effect of sexist humor on the expression of micro-aggressions 2013 1752 The present research was designed to extend the current literature on the social consequences of exposure to sexist humor. The effects of sexist humor on expressions of both explicit and implicit discrimination were examined. Micro-aggressions were m...
Effect of relationship status on perceptions of physical attractiveness for alternative partners 2014 3471 Previous research has found that as people become increasingly involved with their partners, they evaluate alternatives more negatively. The present research tested two competing hypotheses that address the origin of this mechanism: (a) the motivatio...
The effect of sexist humor on women's social influence 2015 1673 For people high in sexism, humor that disparages women diminishes women and trivializesdiscrimination against them (Ford, Boxer, Armstrong, & Edel, 2008). The present study buildson the existing findings by examining how sexist humor affects the degr...
Perspective taking : the effect of self-enhancing and self-defeating humor in a stressful situation 2016 2332 Previous research has shown that individual differences in humor styles impact people’spsychological well-being (Martin, Puhlik-Doris, Larsen, Gray and Weir, 2003). The presentstudy expands on previous research by conceptualizing humor styles as a si...
The effect of meditation on mindfulness and happiness 2016 5332 Meditation has been linked to increased levels of happiness. Meditation is broken down into two types: focused attention meditation and mindfulness meditation. The current study sought to examine the relationship between meditation and two different ...
The effect of sexist humor on women's sense of possible-selves 2017 664 Social identity theory encourages the importance of maintaining a positive self-image, and positive view of one’s own group (Tajfel & Turner, 1986). A person’s sense of possible-selves (the imaginations of who they are and who they could be in any gi...
Intrinsic and contextual experiences of masculinity threat: the role of precarious manhood beliefs 2017 1872 Previous research has found that men who adhere to precarious manhood beliefs (PMB) experience and respond to masculinity threat in a multitude of ways. In the present research, male participants imagine a female hiring manager, who perpetrates a mas...
Favorability of representative and visionary leaders following an organizational crisis 2018 232 Effective leaders are critical in ensuring the success of organizations. Particularly in crisis situations, employees look to leaders to guide the organization through hardships and achieve success in the face of challenges. I discuss and explore two...
The impact of humor type on perceptions of trustworthiness 2019 76 When we meet other people for the first time, we quickly “size them up” and form impressions of them based on social categorical variables (e.g. gender) and personal characteristics (e.g. attractive or unattractive, intelligent or dull, etc., Fiske &...
Thought suppression in the context of the normative window model of prejudice 2019 34 The following study presents a novel investigation of the moderating role of social norms in the suppression of stereotype-related thoughts and the subsequent rebound effect, hypothesizing that suppressing stereotyping thoughts regarding certain soci...
Privilege and the role of entitlement in unethical behavior 2019 59 I conducted an experiment to test the hypothesis that privilege fosters a sense of entitlement, leading one to behave in unethical ways, ways that benefit the self at the expense of the welfare of others. To test this hypothesis, participants engaged...