A threatening exchange: gender and life history strategy predict perceptions and reasoning about sexual harassment

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dc.contributor.author Dillon, Haley Moss
dc.contributor.author Adair, Lora E.
dc.contributor.author Brase, Gary L.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-13T20:29:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-13T20:29:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18875
dc.description.abstract Sexual harassment is a serious societal issue, with extensive economic and psychological consequences, yet it is also an ill-defined construct fundamentally defined in terms of subjective perception. The current work was designed to examine the ways in which individual differences between people are systematically related to different perceptions of sexual harassment scenarios, as well as reasoning about those harassment situations. Participants (N = 460) read several possible harassment scenarios and rated how uncomfortable they would find them. They then also evaluated a quid pro quo sexual harassment situation in terms of their interpretation of it as a threat or a social exchange and completed a deductive reasoning task about the same situation. Females and individuals with slow life history strategies were more uncomfortable with potential harassment situations and were more likely to interpret the quid pro quo scenario as a threat. Further, interpreting the scenario as a threat was associated with poorer performance on the deductive logic task, compared to those who interpreted the scenario as a social exchange. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.09.002 en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
dc.rights.uri http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject Sexual harassment en_US
dc.subject Decision making en_US
dc.subject Social exchange en_US
dc.subject Threats en_US
dc.subject Human reasoning en_US
dc.title A threatening exchange: gender and life history strategy predict perceptions and reasoning about sexual harassment en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2015 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.paid.2014.09.002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 199 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Personality and Individual Differences en_US
dc.citation.spage 195 en_US
dc.citation.volume 72 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gbrase en_US


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