|Not all groups are equal : differential vulnerability of social groups to the prejudice-releasing effects of disparaging humor
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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 ...