Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of sexual dangerousness: Accurate identification of sexual offenders from static photographs
by Culbertson-Faegre, Amber J., M.A., University of Arkansas, 2011, 50; 1499968
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lampinen, James M.
Commitee: Beike, Denise, Eidelman, Scott
School: University of Arkansas
Department: Psychology
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
Publication Number: 1499968
ISBN: 978-1-124-90329-3
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