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This paper examines potential diversity training techniques designed to increase awareness about LGBT individuals in an attempt to foster more pro-LGBT attitudes in a college sample. The study utilized a biological, a social and a combined approach to increase awareness. Based on the results of the training it appears that college students’ attitudes may be negatively impacted by overt training mechanisms. However many college students know and regularly associate with LGBT friends and family. Implications for contact training and increasing awareness on college campuses are discussed, as well as the potential for backlash from training attempts.


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  • Event location
    • Room 269 Open Classroom

  • Event date
    • 2 April 2013

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Bryan Dawson