POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AS A THREAT TO MASCULINE IDENTITY
The current study was designed to assess hypotheses derived from the Precarious Manhood Thesis, Anxiety Buffer Disruption Theory, and Terror Management Theory. Specifically, this study attempted to assess whether men who do versus do not have PTSD differ in the degree to which they find hyper-masculine (muscular) images presented to them as threatening. Participants (n = 207) completed measures assessing PTSD symptomology and pre-existing levels of conformity to masculine norms. Next, they were randomly assigned to either a realistic hyper-masculine threat condition, supernatural hyper-masculine ...
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