Title

What's Sex Got To Do With It?

Date

5-31-2018 2:15 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 2:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Symposium

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure how comfortable a person may be towards a transgender person. Participants were randomly selected for either the control group or experimental group upon walking through the door of the study room. The control letter was a letter written by a transgender person and them coming out to his/her parents. The other letter was a funny/goofy letter home about a student getting bad grades and telling their parents in a funny way. The difference between the letters is a bit extreme, but by exposing a participant to a heartfelt letter to their parents may yield some results. Participants then took brief questionnaire that measured the level of comfortability towards transgender people. I suspect that female participants will have more positive attitudes towards transgender people, as compared to males and that those exposed to the letter of a transgender person coming out to his parents they too will have more positive attitudes towards transgender people. The interaction of both male and female will show more positive attitudes after exposed than those who are not, but women’s attitudes will change more severely than men’s.

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May 31st, 2:15 PM May 31st, 2:30 PM

What's Sex Got To Do With It?

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of this study was to measure how comfortable a person may be towards a transgender person. Participants were randomly selected for either the control group or experimental group upon walking through the door of the study room. The control letter was a letter written by a transgender person and them coming out to his/her parents. The other letter was a funny/goofy letter home about a student getting bad grades and telling their parents in a funny way. The difference between the letters is a bit extreme, but by exposing a participant to a heartfelt letter to their parents may yield some results. Participants then took brief questionnaire that measured the level of comfortability towards transgender people. I suspect that female participants will have more positive attitudes towards transgender people, as compared to males and that those exposed to the letter of a transgender person coming out to his parents they too will have more positive attitudes towards transgender people. The interaction of both male and female will show more positive attitudes after exposed than those who are not, but women’s attitudes will change more severely than men’s.