Title

Perceptions of a Person in Response to their Sex and Piercing Status

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects that piercings and target sex had on participants' perceptions of the target individual. Previous research indicates that the presence of tattoos or piercings negatively impacts the way someone is perceived; whether that be physically or through their personality attributes. Participants were given a color photograph of a man or woman, who was either pierced or non-pierced and instructed to rate the target individual on their perceived characteristics, only two of which were analyzed in this experiment: intelligence and aggressiveness. The current study predicted that piercing condition would have a greater negative impact on men than women in relation to aggression ratings. It was also predicted that piercing condition would have a greater negative impact on men than women in relation to intelligence ratings. A 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance will be used to interpret the data.

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Perceptions of a Person in Response to their Sex and Piercing Status

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects that piercings and target sex had on participants' perceptions of the target individual. Previous research indicates that the presence of tattoos or piercings negatively impacts the way someone is perceived; whether that be physically or through their personality attributes. Participants were given a color photograph of a man or woman, who was either pierced or non-pierced and instructed to rate the target individual on their perceived characteristics, only two of which were analyzed in this experiment: intelligence and aggressiveness. The current study predicted that piercing condition would have a greater negative impact on men than women in relation to aggression ratings. It was also predicted that piercing condition would have a greater negative impact on men than women in relation to intelligence ratings. A 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance will be used to interpret the data.