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Double standard in Relationships

  • By: Michael J. Marks
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

In its general form, a double standard is a set of rules, guidelines, restrictions, or a moral code that is applied more strongly to one group than another. Double standards typically emerge in areas characterized by stereotypes or different value systems, ...

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