More Gender and Race Perception Experiments

This serves as a kind of followup to this post where I described an experiment I did with a group of students. I recently did a similar version of this experiment but with some modifications based on suggestions I received here!

The results are most interesting and for sure show aspects of our hidden sexism and racism. At some point, I’m hoping to improve the experiment by finding images that are even more similar to one another. 

Group one saw the following image and were asked to write down the personalities of the people on the screen. 

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Group two saw the following: 

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Group three saw the following: 

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And the results! 

Group one listed:

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Group two listed:

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Group three listed:

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Will save additional analysis and thoughts for another day! Let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading. : )

Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda 

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3 replies

  1. This will definitely be interesting.

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  2. What a stark difference between the first photo and each of the other two in some words. Now you need another group to just look at the wordles for each of the photos (not the photos) and classify the words used on a scale of some sort, maybe dark to light, troubling to hopeful, etc. Just the number of words that seem to be totally opposite in meaning might be a useful exercise.

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