Forskning i Polyamori

Forskning i polyamori er påvirket af stigma

Når man prøver at oplyse verden om hvordan ting hænger sammen, så bliver man så træt af at nogle mennesker, og der er desværre en hel del af dem, konstant og hele tiden møder én med mistillid. De vil simpelthen ikke tro på hvad man siger.

Selv hvis man er forsker, der præsenterer forskning i polyamori, så vil dem der præsenterede fund, der favoriserer polyamori, bliver opfattet som mere partiske end forskere, der præsenterer fund, der favoriserer monogami.

Hvordan kommer vi videre, i den gode sags tjeneste, når vi skal trækkes bagud af folk, der holder sig for øjnene? Hvordan får vi mere forskning i polyamori?

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Investigation of Consensually Nonmonogamous Relationships: Theories, Methods, and New Directions
Terri D. Conley, Jes L. Matsick, Amy C. Moors, and
Ali Ziegler.
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan; Departments of Psychology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University; College of Engineering, Purdue University; and Department of Social Sciences, University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan

First Published March 27, 2017

Abstract

We proposed that the premise that monogamy is the exemplary form of romantic partnership underlies much theory and research on relationship quality, and we addressed how this bias has prompted methodological issues that make it difficult to effectively address the quality of nonmonogamous relationships. Because the idea that consensually nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships are functional (i.e., satisfying and of high quality) is controversial, we included a basic study to assess, in a variety of ways, the quality of these relationships. In that study, we found few differences in relationship functioning between individuals engaged in monogamy and those in CNM relationships. We then considered how existing theories could help researchers to understand CNM relationships and how CNM relationships
could shed light on relationship processes, and we proposed a model of how CNM and monogamous relationships
differ. Finally, in a second study, we determined that even researchers who present data about CNM are affected by
the stigma surrounding such relationships. That is, researchers presenting findings favoring polyamory were perceived as more biased than researchers presenting findings favoring monogamy.

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