The Effect of Assigned Gender Roles on Evaluations of the Self and Others by Sierra Elsbury

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The Effect of Assigned Gender Roles on Evaluations of the Self and Others by Sierra Elsbury

Subject

Psychology

Description

One theory that has sought to understand gender identity development is Bem’s gender schema theory (Bem, 1981). The present study sought to build off of Bem’s theory and evaluate the effect of manipulating gender perceptions on evaluations of the self and others. Participants completed the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) and were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: control (no feedback), truthful (received their truthful male and female scores), or deceptive (received the opposite scores for their male and female characteristics). Analysis of the amount to which participants stereotyped others and adjusted their answers on the second BSRI was conducted. It was hypothesized that male participants in the deceptive condition would both stereotype others and adjust their answers significantly more than the other conditions. This hypothesis was not supported by the data collected. Limitations of the present study and suggestions for future research directions are discussed.

Creator

Sierra Elsbury

Source

Senior Showcase Poster presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 17, 2018

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Major: Psychology
Minor: Education
Adell, Wisconsin
Psychology Senior Seminar

Files

Elsbury_FinalPaper.pdf

Citation

Sierra Elsbury, “The Effect of Assigned Gender Roles on Evaluations of the Self and Others by Sierra Elsbury,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed July 18, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/90.

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