Date of Publication

5-1-2016

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Jeffery Snarr, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Abstract

Attraction patterns have been studied in the past and it is known that there are differences between the attraction patterns of straight males and the attraction patterns of straight females. However, the attraction patterns of gay/lesbian and bisexual individuals have not been thoroughly examined. The present study explores the differences of attraction patterns between gay/lesbian individuals and straight individuals. It asks the question whether a person’s attraction patterns are due to the gender that someone is or the gender to which someone is attracted. It was hypothesized that attraction patterns are more due to the gender that someone is rather than the gender to which someone is attracted.

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