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dc.contributor.authorRolón, Vania
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-31T18:24:07Z
dc.date.available2017-07-31T18:24:07Z
dc.date.issued2017-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/69336
dc.description.abstractMost psychological articles examining religion treat this construct as either an independent or controlled variable. Few studies have addressed the possibility that religiosity may shift as a function of environmental cues (i.e., that religiosity may be studied as a dependent variable). Among these studies, even fewer have looked into how religion may be a viable means to suppressing the sexuality of others, particularly that of females. My work aims to test two theories as to which sex stifles female sexual behavior the most. I examined whether reading about a highly versus a less promiscuous target affects participants' religiosity and whether the sex of the target and the participant interact in this effect. A series of ANCOVAs revealed that, while promiscuity levels did not seem to affect religiosity, target and participant sex did interact, with men reporting less religiosity when presented with same-sex targets but females not varying significantly as a result of the target's sex. Results support the existing research that religiosity is a more flexible construct than previously thought.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectPsychology and religionen_US
dc.subjectEvolutionary psychologyen_US
dc.subjectMate selection -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectSex (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Sexual behavioren_US
dc.subjectMen -- Sexual behavioren_US
dc.titleDoes female promiscuity increase religious beliefs? testing the male control theory versus the female control theoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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