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Revenge of the Nerds The Effect of College Majors on Level of Perceived Extraversion and Likelihood of Success depending on Gender and Amount of Information.

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1 Revenge of the Nerds The Effect of College Majors on Level of Perceived Extraversion and Likelihood of Success depending on Gender and Amount of Information Provided Elena Cantu Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

2 Key Theories and Points Young and Shoemaker in 1928 Apostal (1988) Lapan, Shaughnessy, and Boggs (1996) Some predictions include interactions between gender of the target and college major, and main effects of college major.

3 Does College Major affect the Perceived Level of Extraversion and the Likelihood of Success depending on the Gender of the Target and the Amount of Information Provided to the Subject?

4 ArtChemistry MaleFemaleMaleFemale Basic School Info Extra Info 2 X 2 X 2 Completely Between Subjects Factorial Design

5 Please take a few moments to read the narrative below. This is a study to test people’s perceptions of others. Please do not spend too much time thinking about your answers. First impressions are usually the best. Jennifer is an undergraduate in her third year of college. She is majoring in chemistry. Her current GPA is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and she enjoys school. Her goals include graduating from college and becoming a professional biochemist. How likely do you think Jennifer will succeed in her chosen occupation? More likely Less likely How high or low is Jennifer’s energy level? High Low How extraverted or introverted is Jennifer? Extraverted Introverted Does Jennifer spend more or less time studying than doing extracurricular activities? More time Less time studying Is Jennifer a motivated student? Not Very Motivated Thank you for your time and assistance with this project!

6 Please take a few moments to read the narrative below. This is a study to test people’s perceptions of others. Please do not spend too much time thinking about your answers. First impressions are usually the best. Joseph is an undergraduate in his third year of college. He is majoring in art. His current GPA is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and he enjoys school. His favorite project in school so far is painting a portrait of his mother. Joseph has many friends and goes to live music shows when he doesn’t have large amounts of homework. He has worked part-time at the same retail store for two years. Joseph’s favorite hobbies are reading and going to museums. Joseph also likes to take hikes whether by himself or with a friend. His goals include graduating from college and becoming a professional artist. How likely do you think Joseph will succeed in his chosen occupation? More likely Less likely How high or low is Joseph’s energy level? High Low How extraverted or introverted is Joseph? Extraverted Introverted Does Joseph spend more or less time studying than doing extracurricular activities? More time Less time studying Is Joseph a motivated student? Not Very Motivated Thank you for your time and assistance with this project!

7 ArtChemistry MaleFemaleMaleFemaleTotal Basic School Info 2.6 (1.4) 2.4 (0.5) 1.5 (0.5) 1.6 (1.1) 2.0 (1.1) Extra Info 3.6 (1.5) 2.0 (1.4) 2.0 (1.3) 1.2 (0.4) 2.3 (1.5) Total 3.2 (1.5) 2.2 (1.1) 1.7 (1.0) 1.4 (0.9) 2.1 (1.3) Mean Success Ratings and (Standard Deviations) 1= More Likely to Succeed in Chosen Occupation, 5= Less Likely to Succeed

8 MaleFemaleArt Chemistry Total Basic School Info 2.0 (1.2) 1.9 (1.0) 2.5 (1.1) 1.5 (0.9) 2.0 (1.1) Extra Info 3.0 (1.6) 1.7 (1.1) 2.8 (1.6) 1.6 (1.1) 2.3 (1.5) Total 2.5 (1.5) 1.8 (1.1) 2.7 (1.4) 1.6 (1.1) 2.1 (1.3) Mean Success Rating Totals and (Standard Deviations) 1= More Likely to Succeed in Chosen Occupation, 5= Less Likely

9 Does the Amount of Information Provided to the Subject affect the Perceived Level of Extraversion and the Likelihood of Success depending on the Gender and College Major of the Target?

10 Key Theories and Points “Sex Stereotypes and Social Judgment” by Locksley, Borgida, Brekke, & Hepburn Glick, Zion, and Nelson (1988)

11 Further Directions and Questions Other majors or occupations Other information Other races Is the advent of Women in the Workforce still in the present mind? Because of the Women’s Movement and women’s struggle to receive suffrage and equal pay, are women more prone to patronizing perceptions?


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