The Third Person Effect, Sexual Affect, and Support for Internet Pornography Regulation.

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    • Abstract:
      This study serves three goals. First of all, the perceptual component of the third-person effect is tested in the context of Internet pornography with U.S. college students. Second, it investigates how sexual affect influences estimates of harmful effects of Internet pornography on self and on others. Finally, two theoretical frameworks – the third-person effect approach and the affective judgmental process approach – are critically compared to find out why people support Internet pornography regulation. This study supports the perceptual component of the third-person effect. In addition, the perceptual bias does not disappear based on one’s positive and negative sexual affect. However, our findings do not support the behavioral component of the third-person effect in predicting support for Internet pornography regulation. Instead, findings strongly indicate that public support for Internet pornography regulation results from people’s predisposed sexual affect. ..PAT.-Conference Proceeding [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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