Date Rape

Paper details:

review the scenario below and using a different source than mine research the information in bolded font and write back your findings. Also was Julie responsible for the “date rape”?

The Sex Role Stereotyping Scale (Burt, 1980) was used to assess the degree of traditionality of attitudes toward sex roles. This test contains nine statements about sex-role stereotypes. The subjects were asked to agree or disagree (1 = strongly agree; 7 = strongly disagree) with each statement. Traditional responses were reversed: thus, the potential scores range from 9 (extremely nontraditional) to 63 (extremely traditional).

Vignettes were used to manipulate the degree of victim empathy. The actual vignettes used were as follows:

High-empathy condition only: Below is a scenario depicting a date. Imagine that Julie is a good friend of yours, about your age, and having similar family background, interests, and attitudes to you. As you read the following story, think of what Julie might be thinking and feeling.

Both empathy conditions: Steve and Julie are in a psychology class together. They sit next to each other and talk frequently. One day after class, Steve asks Julie if she would like to go to a movie on Friday night.

Steve picks Julie up on Friday night as planned. On the way to the movie, they talk about some mutual friends and a party they’d both been to last weekend.

After parking the car, they wait in the ticket line, making comfortable small talk. Steve buys the tickets and they go into the theater. They both enjoy the movie (Back to the Future) immensely. After the movie, Steve suggests going back to his apartment to listen to some music, drink some wine, and talk. Julie says “okay.”

Once at his apartment, Steve puts on a record and pours a couple of glasses of wine. They sit on the couch together, listening to the music and talking. As they talk, their eyes frequently meet. The intensity of Steve’s gaze makes Julie feel a little embarrassed, so she looks away. Eventually, Steve holds Julie’s gaze; she smiles as he leans over and kisses her softly.

Steve puts his arms around Julie and kisses her again. After kissing awhile, Steve tries to unbutton Julie’s blouse, at which point she protests, saying, “No, not on a first date.” Steve ignores Julie’s protests and manages to remove all of her clothes. Despite her efforts to stop him, Steve then has sex with Julie against her will.

The Victim-Blame Questionnaire (adapted from Muehlenhard &McNaughton, in press) was used to assess the attributions of causal responsibility attributed to Julie and Steve for what happened. This questionnaire contains five items that were scored on 7-point Likert scales from 0 = very much (responsible) to 6 = not at all (responsible). Responses that were indicative of causal responsibility attributed to Julie were reversed, resulting in a range of scores from 0 (low causal responsibility attributed to Julie) to 30 (high causal responsibility attributed to Julie).

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Date Rape

Paper details:

review the scenario below and using a different source than mine research the information in bolded font and write back your findings. Also was Julie responsible for the “date rape”?

The Sex Role Stereotyping Scale (Burt, 1980) was used to assess the degree of traditionality of attitudes toward sex roles. This test contains nine statements about sex-role stereotypes. The subjects were asked to agree or disagree (1 = strongly agree; 7 = strongly disagree) with each statement. Traditional responses were reversed: thus, the potential scores range from 9 (extremely nontraditional) to 63 (extremely traditional).

Vignettes were used to manipulate the degree of victim empathy. The actual vignettes used were as follows:

High-empathy condition only: Below is a scenario depicting a date. Imagine that Julie is a good friend of yours, about your age, and having similar family background, interests, and attitudes to you. As you read the following story, think of what Julie might be thinking and feeling.

Both empathy conditions: Steve and Julie are in a psychology class together. They sit next to each other and talk frequently. One day after class, Steve asks Julie if she would like to go to a movie on Friday night.

Steve picks Julie up on Friday night as planned. On the way to the movie, they talk about some mutual friends and a party they’d both been to last weekend.

After parking the car, they wait in the ticket line, making comfortable small talk. Steve buys the tickets and they go into the theater. They both enjoy the movie (Back to the Future) immensely. After the movie, Steve suggests going back to his apartment to listen to some music, drink some wine, and talk. Julie says “okay.”

Once at his apartment, Steve puts on a record and pours a couple of glasses of wine. They sit on the couch together, listening to the music and talking. As they talk, their eyes frequently meet. The intensity of Steve’s gaze makes Julie feel a little embarrassed, so she looks away. Eventually, Steve holds Julie’s gaze; she smiles as he leans over and kisses her softly.

Steve puts his arms around Julie and kisses her again. After kissing awhile, Steve tries to unbutton Julie’s blouse, at which point she protests, saying, “No, not on a first date.” Steve ignores Julie’s protests and manages to remove all of her clothes. Despite her efforts to stop him, Steve then has sex with Julie against her will.

The Victim-Blame Questionnaire (adapted from Muehlenhard &McNaughton, in press) was used to assess the attributions of causal responsibility attributed to Julie and Steve for what happened. This questionnaire contains five items that were scored on 7-point Likert scales from 0 = very much (responsible) to 6 = not at all (responsible). Responses that were indicative of causal responsibility attributed to Julie were reversed, resulting in a range of scores from 0 (low causal responsibility attributed to Julie) to 30 (high causal responsibility attributed to Julie).

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