Dress, Posture, and Setting as Additive Factors in Subjective Probabilities of Rape

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Abstract

Subjects indicated the likelihood that a female, photographed in eight situations, would be raped. The situations were created by the Cartesian product of her dress (seductive/nonseductive), posture (aggressive/non-aggressive), and setting (inside/outside). The three variables combined additively with the highest subjective probability of rape associated with the seductive/nonaggtessive/outside condition.

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