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Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?

Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?,10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00292.x,Journal of Applied Social Psyc

Ambivalent Sexism and Misogynistic Rap Music: Does Exposure to Eminem Increase Sexism?   (Citations: 2)
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We evaluate the oft-repeated but typically untested claim that rap music encourages sexism. We randomly assigned participants to 1 of 3 conditions: no music, misogy- nistic rap music, and nonmisogynistic rap music. The first study (treated as a pilot; N = 232) weakly demonstrated the differential impact of exposure on male and female participants, but our measures of sexism were unreliable. We then conducted a second study (N = 175) employing well-validated (and more subtle) measures taken from the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI). While we replicated the weak differ- ential impact of participants' sex, we also find that sexism increased after listening to nonmisogynistic rap music, especially among males. Implications for the debate about labeling and censoring rap music are discussed.
Journal: Journal of Applied Social Psychology - J APPL SOC PSYCHOL , vol. 37, no. 12, pp. 3025-3042, 2007
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    • ...Early music research addressed concerns regarding adolescents' anti-social behaviors (Timmerman et al, 2008), while more recent work focused on negative effects of rap music including increased sexism (eg, Cobb & Boettcher, 2007), teen dating violence (eg, Johnson & Adams, 1995), stereotype attribution (eg, Johnson, Trawalter, & Dovidio, 2000), and academic aspirations (eg, Johnson, Jackson, & Gatto, 1995)...

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