Homophobia Linked To Psychological Traits, Suggesting It Could Indicate Mental Health Disorders

  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2015 6:27 AM GMT
    Homophobia Linked To Psychological Traits, Suggesting It Could Indicate Mental Health Disorders


    http://www.medicaldaily.com/homophobia-linked-psychological-traits-suggesting-it-could-indicate-mental-health-352136
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 31, 2015 1:18 PM GMT
    How about xenophobia and racism, they are also a sign of a mental disorder. Any type of deep seated hatred is a sign of something radically wrong with the individual.
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    Oct 31, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHow about xenophobia and racism, they are also a sign of a mental disorder. Any type of deep seated hatred is a sign of something radically wrong with the individual.


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    Oct 31, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHow about xenophobia and racism, they are also a sign of a mental disorder. Any type of deep seated hatred is a sign of something radically wrong with the individual.


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  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 31, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    The recent over-the-top hatred for Kim Davis would also indicate some sort of mental instability.
  • jeepguySD

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    Oct 31, 2015 6:03 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHow about xenophobia and racism, they are also a sign of a mental disorder. Any type of deep seated hatred is a sign of something radically wrong with the individual.


    That would be consistent with the findings from this study, which was testing specifically for an association between psychological pathology and homophobia. The same "maladaptive" responses would also explain any other similar bigotries and hatreds.
  • LJay

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    Oct 31, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    I hardly think it takes a psych study to make this point but if it helps to drive it home for some, than fine.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 01, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    So Bill, Hillary, and Obama suffer from mental illness. They were all opposed to gay marriage at one time. Sure, they may have changed their views for public consumption (which is arguably a pathology in itself); but if they haven't sought and received treatment, the disorder remains.
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    Nov 01, 2015 6:38 AM GMT
    This study is inconclusive. It also says that the depressed people were LESS likely to be homophobic. Especially towards the end this study looks like a mixed bag but the writers of the article are spinning it to look like they want.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 01, 2015 1:10 PM GMT
    JackNNJ saidSo Bill, Hillary, and Obama suffer from mental illness. They were all opposed to gay marriage at one time. Sure, they may have changed their views for public consumption (which is arguably a pathology in itself); but if they haven't sought and received treatment, the disorder remains.
    Thank you. +2,000,000


    This is why I like Bernie Sanders, he has been a genuine supporter of marginalized minorities like gays from day one. I wish that more of the democrats and liberals on here would open their minds and realize that fact. I am tired of the same old song and dance that he is not electable and that he is a socialist and that he is from Vermont and that he is getting up in years and all that other happy horseshit.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 01, 2015 2:01 PM GMT
    Radd saidThis study is inconclusive. It also says that the depressed people were LESS likely to be homophobic. Especially towards the end this study looks like a mixed bag but the writers of the article are spinning it to look like they want.


    But of course. It was posted by metta, after all.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    JackNNJ said
    Radd saidThis study is inconclusive. It also says that the depressed people were LESS likely to be homophobic. Especially towards the end this study looks like a mixed bag but the writers of the article are spinning it to look like they want.


    But of course. It was posted by metta, after all.


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    Nov 01, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
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    article: "...certain psychological traits, along with maladaptive defense mechanisms, could potentially feed into homophobic attitudes..."

    not that one causes the other.

    Though within this, interesting that:

    article: "...researchers found evidence for psychological traits within homophobic individuals; these people were more likely to display psychoticism..."

    as opposed to

    "...participants who showed more neurotic forms of defense mechanisms, along with depression, were less likely to display homophobic traits..."

    Some of that seems counterintuitive. I'd tend to associate psychoticism with creativity so I'd have guessed wrong by this study, thinking that leaning towards psychotic would be more accepting and those leaning towards neurotic (I'm picturing a wacked out housewife church lady) less accepting. Though they also put on that side depression which is often introspective so that might then likely be a more accepting, mitigating aspect to that side, unless, I suppose, if the person fights depression with delusion lol.

    So the interesting part of the study is that they found it more in a certain type of disorder. I believe that would not be considered a matter of cause but of interest because they might be, as found, co-existing.

    The very relevant aspect of the article is as it states that whereas before we had been considered to be the mental health disorder in all this societal nonsense, when all along it was them; they who are likely disordered. And that is significant. Late, but significant.
  • BuddhaLing

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    Nov 02, 2015 9:18 AM GMT
    Pure BS!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 02, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    BuddhaLing saidPure BS!
    Why is it "pure bs", because it is exposing the proven truth of bigotry and hatred especially bigotry and hatred based on religious fairy talesicon_question.gif
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    roadbikeRob said
    BuddhaLing saidPure BS!
    Why is it "pure bs", because it is exposing the proven truth of bigotry and hatred especially bigotry and hatred based on religious fairy talesicon_question.gif




    Because the article is spinning this study to say something it doesn't. It's unhealthy to believe something is true just because you want it to be.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 03, 2015 12:37 AM GMT
    Another study "discovering" what everyone already knew to be true.
    Obviously, conservatives who hate gays and blacks have mental problems. Did we need a study to tell us that?
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    Feb 26, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidAnother study "discovering" what everyone already knew to be true.
    Obviously, conservatives who hate gays and blacks have mental problems. Did we need a study to tell us that?


    I didnt know you were aware of the hate in the democrat party. It amazes me how people are blind to it or just dont care.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

    http://www.redstate.com/joesquire/2015/06/24/casual-racism-left/


    The conservatives have a black man , 2 latinos, 1 woman for president

    The left has 2 white people , all very old.

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    Feb 27, 2016 12:16 AM GMT
    I think this is not true.
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    Feb 27, 2016 2:48 PM GMT
    robbaker saidlike really who would've thought just look around you and how these gay men behave to one anothericon_rolleyes.gif


    +1 and a star
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    Feb 28, 2016 4:49 PM GMT
    This "study" is exactly the type of thing people are referring to when they say "gay agenda". There are a lot of ways people can dislike other people without being schizo, so what makes homophobia a special case? I think most people have a least favorite type of person, so this would kinda mean most people are potential schizophrenics.