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INTOLERANCE OF AMBIGUITY AND GENDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HUMANISTS AND NORMATIVISTS

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2011
Abstract/Description:
A study was conducted to test Tomkins' Polarity theory (1963) on the psychological basis for being ideologically liberal or conservative and its relationship with intolerance of ambiguity and gender differences. Normativism, the conservative orientation, was found to have a positive relationship with intolerance for ambiguity. Males were found to be generally less humanist than females. Theoretical background and relevant research is discussed. Suggested applications of this study are to political persuasion, voting behavior, and the psychology of partisanship. This study intends to contribute to the literature on the psychology of ideology, political behavior and ideological differences between men and women.
Title: INTOLERANCE OF AMBIGUITY AND GENDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HUMANISTS AND NORMATIVISTS.
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Name(s): Mendoza, Jorge, Author
Chin, Matthew, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A study was conducted to test Tomkins' Polarity theory (1963) on the psychological basis for being ideologically liberal or conservative and its relationship with intolerance of ambiguity and gender differences. Normativism, the conservative orientation, was found to have a positive relationship with intolerance for ambiguity. Males were found to be generally less humanist than females. Theoretical background and relevant research is discussed. Suggested applications of this study are to political persuasion, voting behavior, and the psychology of partisanship. This study intends to contribute to the literature on the psychology of ideology, political behavior and ideological differences between men and women.
Identifier: CFH0003821 (IID), ucf:44779 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): ideology
personality
political psychology
social psychology
gender
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0003821
Restrictions on Access: campus 2012-04-01
Host Institution: UCF

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