Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Gay men -- Sexual behavior, Dating (Social customs), Attachment behavior, Sex (Psychology), Intimacy (Psychology), Sexual minorities -- Psychology
This paper focuses on applying three inter-/intrapersonal theories to the gay male hookup culture. Through the application of attachment theory, the minority stress model, and the just world belief (including the self-fulfilling prophecy), this literary analysis takes key components from each theory to examine the interplay between them and the effects that they have on gay men socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, and whether or not these effects contribute to engagement in the hookup culture and their contribution to other relationship patterns. It is hoped that this application and analysis will lead to further research in this area to help reduce social stigma, prejudice, and discrimination through the aid of helping to understand the motives behind which people act.
Lufkin, Kyle M., "Hookup Culture in Gay Men: an Application of Minority Stress Model, Just World Belief, and Attachment Style on Interpersonal Relationship Choices" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 387.