- Arthur Marsden, Univ. of North Texas
- Michael Barnett, Univ. of North Texas
The purpose of this study was to examine whether four dimensions of empathy (empathic concern, personal distress, perspective taking, and fantasy) mediate the relationship between social political ideology and homophobia among heterosexual college students. Among women, perspective taking and empathic concern were both mediators; among men, only perspective taking was a mediator.