Journal article

Gender, mood state, and justice preference: Do mood states moderate gender-based norms of justice?

M Inness, S Desmarais, A Day

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY | BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

The present study extends research on distributive justice by investigating whether a person's mood state moderates the robust effects of gender norms on allocation decisions. One hundred and eighty undergraduates (90 men: 90 women) were asked to undergo a mood induction procedure in which they were randomly assigned to a positive, negative, or neutral mood condition, and to work on a task with either a male or female co-worker (confederate). This resulted in a 2 (gender of participant) x 2 (gender of confederate) x 3 (positive vs. neutral vs. negative mood) between-subjects factorial design. Following completion of the task, participants were informed that they did 60% of the work and their..

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