Study links homophobia to psychoticism

  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2015 5:24 AM GMT
    Study links homophobia to psychoticism

    'After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia'


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/study-links-homophobia-to-psychoticism/
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    Sep 11, 2015 9:50 AM GMT
    We would usually discover that those who are Homophobic are also automatically Zenophobic and Rascist. If you hate one, then you hate them all. It has become commonplace to use the word 'Ni*g*r' or 'Gay Freak'. In South Africa it is illegal to practice Hate Speech, if you use the word 'K**fir' and happen to be caught out. You can face a fine of up to ZAR4000. Hate Speech also comprises Sexual Discrimination in Public or in a Work Environment. Still so many people use the 'K' word and still refer to Indian people as 'Koelie'. It is sad, you cannot change people's mindset, but you as an individual can try make the world a better place. So down with discrimination of all kinds - that's what I say!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 11, 2015 12:20 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidWe would usually discover that those who are Homophobic are also automatically Zenophobic and Rascist. If you hate one, then you hate them all. It has become commonplace to use the word 'Ni*g*r' or 'Gay Freak'. In South Africa it is illegal to practice Hate Speech, if you use the word 'K**fir' and happen to be caught out. You can face a fine of up to ZAR4000. Hate Speech also comprises Sexual Discrimination in Public or in a Work Environment. Still so many people use the 'K' word and still refer to Indian people as 'Koelie'. It is sad, you cannot change people's mindset, but you as an individual can try make the world a better place. So down with discrimination of all kinds - that's what I say!
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    Sep 11, 2015 1:56 PM GMT
    all good flaw in the theory;
    how does it fly for those black or Indian and still homophobic. Could they still be unsure with their own sexuality they might try to cover it up by homophobia?
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    Sep 11, 2015 2:06 PM GMT
    Fear in general is heavily linked to psychoticism. There is healthy rational fear and then there is unhealthy irrational fear.

    I have an unhealthy fear of "a new study shows" articles due to the flawed methodologies that plague those studies. lol
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 11, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidWe would usually discover that those who are Homophobic are also automatically Zenophobic and Rascist. If you hate one, then you hate them all. It has become commonplace to use the word 'Ni*g*r' or 'Gay Freak'. In South Africa it is illegal to practice Hate Speech, if you use the word 'K**fir' and happen to be caught out. You can face a fine of up to ZAR4000. Hate Speech also comprises Sexual Discrimination in Public or in a Work Environment. Still so many people use the 'K' word and still refer to Indian people as 'Koelie'. It is sad, you cannot change people's mindset, but you as an individual can try make the world a better place. So down with discrimination of all kinds - that's what I say!

    Don't forget that there are racist gay men who are no less psychotic.
  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
    Do you think that people can be taught and/or encouraged to be psychotic?

    This information does not say it can be...hmmm

    https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/psychoticdisorders.html


    Delusions are strong beliefs that are unlikely to be true and may seem irrational to others. For example:

    Believing external forces are controlling your thoughts, feelings and behavior.
    Believing that trivial remarks, events or objects have personal meaning or significance.
    Thinking you have special powers, are on a special mission or even that you are God.


    - See more at: http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Psychosis
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Sep 11, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    metta saidStudy links homophobia to psychoticism

    'After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia'


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/study-links-homophobia-to-psychoticism/


    Perhaps if all humans forgot the labels (gay/straight; hetero/homo) and stop attributing expected, acceptable behaviors to these labels--and JUST LET PEOPLE BE...

    ...humans would mix and match up across racial and gender lines as it pleases them. No need for throwing up emotional walls and "social boxes" that lead to states of personal diminishment--and likely psychosis.
  • KissTheSky

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    Sep 12, 2015 12:08 AM GMT
    Yet another study that tells us the obvious: social conservatism is a form of mental illness. Just listen to their bat-shit crazy leaders like Glenn Beck who babbles on and on about his paranoid conspiracy theories. Obama is coming to take away your guns, arrest all the Christians, secret tunnels built under Wal-Mart, etc. etc.
    It's funny and it's sad.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 12, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidYet another study that tells us the obvious: social conservatism is a form of mental illness. Just listen to their bat-shit crazy leaders like Glenn Beck who babbles on and on about his paranoid conspiracy theories. Obama is coming to take away your guns, arrest all the Christians, secret tunnels built under Wal-Mart, etc. etc.
    It's funny and it's sad.
    Sometimes I wonder if conservative RJ members socalfitness and bobbobbob don't suffer from this form of mental illness as evidenced by their foolhardy defense of supply side trickle down economics which anyone with a sound mind knows doesn't work. icon_wink.gif
  • metta

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    Sep 13, 2015 4:45 AM GMT
    Homophobic People Often Have Psychological Issues

    "This doesn't mean that homophobic people are psychotic; rather, psychoticism is a personality trait marked by hostility, anger and aggression toward others. But the study does suggest that people who cling to homophobic views have some psychological issues"

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    "Overall, the better the mental health of the person (based on the responses to the questionnaire), the less likely he or she was to be homophobic, the researchers found. People with "fearful-avoidant" attachment styles, who tend to feel uncomfortable in close relationships with others, were significantly more homophobic than those who were secure with close relationships. The researchers also found that people with higher levels of immature defense mechanisms were more homophobic than those with mature defense mechanisms.

    High levels of hostility and anger, measured as psychoticism, were also linked to homophobia, the researchers found.

    But other mental health issues had the opposite association: Depression and neurotic defense mechanisms (like hypochondria or repression) were both linked with lower levels of homophobia.

    The findings position homophobia as a trait more often seen in dysfunctional personalities, but personality isn't the whole story. Homophobia is a "culture-induced disease," Jannini said, so personality traits probably interplay with factors like religion and conservative values."

    http://www.livescience.com/52146-homophobia-personality-traits.html
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    Sep 14, 2015 1:59 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidYet another study that tells us the obvious: social conservatism is a form of mental illness. Just listen to their bat-shit crazy leaders like Glenn Beck who babbles on and on about his paranoid conspiracy theories. Obama is coming to take away your guns, arrest all the Christians, secret tunnels built under Wal-Mart, etc. etc.
    It's funny and it's sad.



    I agree, but to be fair, there are just as many Liberal conspiracy theorist out there. I've had to disassociate myself from two people I considered close friends because of this. I can only tolerate so many chem-trail discussion a day.
  • Oceans_of_Flo...

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    Sep 14, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidWe would usually discover that those who are Homophobic are also automatically Racist.



    So gay guys are homophobic? icon_razz.gif