The present research expands understanding of the phenomenon of accurate identification of sexually dangerous men. Study 1 was designed to examine the influence of experience on accuracy of perceptions of sexual dangerousness. Receiving feedback about test trials increased accuracy on future trials at a marginally significant level. Study 2 was designed to determine the importance of specific facial features on these judgments. This study, however, failed to replicate the findings from the first study. Implications for Study 1, as well as possible explanations for Study 2 are discussed.
|Advisor:||Lampinen, James M.|
|Commitee:||Beike, Denise, Eidelman, Scott|
|School:||University of Arkansas|
|School Location:||United States -- Arkansas|
|Source:||MAI 50/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Cognitive psychology|
|Keywords:||Creepiness, Dangerousness, Face perception, Interpersonal perception, Sexual offenders, Social cognition|
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