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dc.contributor.advisorEaston, Judith
dc.contributor.authorHale, Victoria Lee
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T20:13:14Z
dc.date.available2015-08-12T20:13:14Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5606
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractPornography is a growing part of American culture. Because people develop more sexual schemas, or perspectives, when they are regularly exposed to sexual content, it is likely that their view of women will be affected by said schema. This could result in men viewing all women through a sexual lens, and women viewing other attractive women as sexual competitors. We conducted a study that gauged how the consumption of pornography affects the everyday treatment of women from both men and women. Sixty participants were asked to complete a questionnaire, which included questions about pornography habits, by a female research assistant who was either dressed attractively or not attractively. The interaction was observed by a researcher who recorded the amount of interest exhibited by participants toward the research assistant. We hypothesized that males who consumed pornography regularly would exhibit flirtatious behaviors towards the research assistant, regardless of the way she was presented, while males who do not watch pornography would display more interested behaviors only in the attractive condition. This hypothesis was proven in part and disproven in part. We also hypothesized that females who consume pornography would exhibit more competitive behaviors towards the assistant than females who do not consume pornography. This was expected to be particularly true when the research assistant is dressed attractively. Lack of female participants who admitted to watching pornography left this part of the study inconclusive.en_US
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dc.format.extent21 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPornographyen_US
dc.subjectBehavioren_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectAttractivenessen_US
dc.subjectSchemasen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.titleEffects of Regular Consumption of Pornography On the Everyday Treatment of Womenen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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