Observing Homosexual and Gender Nonconformity Behaviors

Changes in Men’s Moral Judgment and Emotional Response

  • Michael Lambertus

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Michael Lambertus
    Pages 1-24
  3. Michael Lambertus
    Pages 25-30
  4. Michael Lambertus
    Pages 31-56
  5. Michael Lambertus
    Pages 57-80
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 81-116

About this book


Michael Lambertus examines the influence of perceived homosexual sexual and gender nonconform behaviors on the elicitation of two moral emotions, disgust and contempt, as well as moral judgment of male participants in his study. In doing so, he considers the extent to which these men endorse specific cultural beliefs about masculinity–also referred to as ‘masculinity ideology’. The author succeeds in proving an increase in disgust towards perceived homosexual, but not towards heterosexual sexual behavior of a description of a fictional person, the more the participants advocate masculine gender role norms.

• Morality and Moral Emotions
• Endorsement of Male Role Norms
• Elicitation of Disgust, Contempt, and Moral Judgment

Target Groups
• Lecturers and students of psychology, especially social and moral psychology
• Practitioners and researchers in the fields of social equity and diversity, education

The Author
Michael Lambertus completed his master's thesis at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on social, economic, and decision psychology.


gender nonconform behaviors gender conformity sexual behavior femininity masculinity masculinity ideology traditional male role norms disgust and contempt moral values moral judgment gay people gender nonconformity homosexual behavior homosexual sexual behaviors sexual orientation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Lambertus
    • 1
  1. 1.Social Psychology, Department of PsychologyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24230-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24231-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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