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Title: I Kissed a Girl: A theoretical description of gender-based acceptance of queer behavior
Authors: Wilcox, Briana
Advisors: Levy-Paluck, Elizabeth
Contributors: Hasson, Uri
Department: Psychology
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: This paper investigates the psychological and social forces behind the phenomenon of female performative bisexuality. A review of psychological literature on the nature of female and male sexual fluidity was conducted, as well as a review of the neuroscience literature concerning the potential biological basis of gender differences and sexual orientation. Social Dominance Theory and the Marginality Hypothesis were then analyzed and hybridized into a new hypothesis in an attempt to better describe the interaction of gender, sex, sexual orientation, and social hierarchy . This paper concludes with implications for future research and the use of the social status of bisexual men as a barometer for measuring the degree of sexism, heterosexism and general stratification present in a society.
Extent: 70 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Psychology, 1930-2020

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