Event Title

Gender Pairs' Effect on Friendliness

Presenter Information

Taylor Hurteau, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Angela Kilb

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

5-3-2018 4:00 PM

Abstract

Studying friendliness is important because it can benefit society in ways not yet seen. If we were able to find that same gendered pairs or opposite gendered pairs exhibit friendlier behaviors than the other, we might be able to find better fit teachers, doctors, social workers etc. The friendliness of people with these careers may encourage the public to seek these professionals out in a time of need. Friendliness can also lead to helping us resolve issues within the classroom as children age which would lead to better outcomes. In this experiment the manipulation is whether the participant is paired with a same or opposite gendered confederate. The level of friendliness exhibited by the participant is going to be measured using the SACRAL Friendliness- Unfriendliness Questionnaire and by recording the number of times that the participant smiles, laughs, if they introduce themselves, how far away they sit from the participant, and how long the conversation (if any) lasts. It is predicted that the participants who are paired with a confederate of the same gender will display more friendly behaviors than those paired with a confederate of the opposite gender. Preliminary results will be presented.

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May 3rd, 3:00 PM May 3rd, 4:00 PM

Gender Pairs' Effect on Friendliness

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Studying friendliness is important because it can benefit society in ways not yet seen. If we were able to find that same gendered pairs or opposite gendered pairs exhibit friendlier behaviors than the other, we might be able to find better fit teachers, doctors, social workers etc. The friendliness of people with these careers may encourage the public to seek these professionals out in a time of need. Friendliness can also lead to helping us resolve issues within the classroom as children age which would lead to better outcomes. In this experiment the manipulation is whether the participant is paired with a same or opposite gendered confederate. The level of friendliness exhibited by the participant is going to be measured using the SACRAL Friendliness- Unfriendliness Questionnaire and by recording the number of times that the participant smiles, laughs, if they introduce themselves, how far away they sit from the participant, and how long the conversation (if any) lasts. It is predicted that the participants who are paired with a confederate of the same gender will display more friendly behaviors than those paired with a confederate of the opposite gender. Preliminary results will be presented.