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Ford, Thomas

WCU

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Not all groups are equal : differential vulnerability of social groups to the prejudice-releasing effects of disparaging humor 2011 1925 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 115 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 719 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 340 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 61 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...