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Hypothesis 2: Participants will be differentially responsive to different Types of Requests.
This was, of course, the main (and most important) finding in the classic study.
Several other social and evolutionary psychologists have attempted to develop such prototypes, but their attempts are not appropriate for use in a diversity of cultures and ethnic groups; did not ask participants about their willingness to date, go to apartments, or have sex (usually they only asked if people were interested in a sexual encounter); or failed in other ways to provide a close equivalent to the classic study.
(See Discussion: Studies 1-3 for a list of these [generally] partial (although excellent) attempts at replication/development of prototypes.) Studies 1-3 were designed to test the following hypotheses—in the hope of allowing us to see to what extent our paper and pencil measure would replicate the findings of the original Clark and Hatfield studies: Hypothesis 1: Men will be more receptive to sexual offers than will women.
Hypothesis 3: Both Gender and Type of Request will interact in shaping men’s and women’s responsiveness to sexual offers.
Specifically, we expect that men may be increasingly positive about sexual offers as they become more sexually explicit, while women will be increasingly negative as explicitness increases.