Geschlechtsrollenorientierung und die Einstellung zu Gewalt gegen Frauen: Informationsaktivierung als Alternative zu ex post facto-Versuchsplänen

Discusses results of several studies that reveal a close, positive relationship between traditional sex role orientation and the acceptance of stereotypes that attribute blame to female victims of rape and spouse abuse. The inadequacy of ex post facto experimental designs in testing causal hypotheses is described, and an alternative experimental strategy that is based on information processing theories and permits experimental activation of attitudes and value judgments is proposed. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)