Burr, Vivien (2002) Judging gender from samples of adult handwriting: accuracy and use of cues. The Journal of Social Psychology, 142 (6). pp. 691-700. ISSN 0022-4545Metadata only available from this repository.
In 2 experiments, participants judged 2 samples of adult handwriting for gender
of writer; their accuracy was significantly better than chance and improved with practice,
In a 3rd experiment, participants who were not cued for gender of writer judged coded
male and female scripts to be significantly different with respect to features such as carefulness,
neatness, regularity, and apparent speed of execution. The participants cued for gender
of writer on the basis of their judgments on stylistic features such as slope and roundness,
which appeared to be subsumed within the "higher order" dimensions of carefulness versus
confidence. The results suggest that the participants cued for gender of writer may have been
influenced by gender stereotypes, leading to errors in some of their judgments.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||gender, judgment of handwriting, stereotypes|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
Baird, J. (1998). What's in a name? Experiments with blind marking in A-level examinations.
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||02 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||23 Dec 2010 09:49|
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