Gender Differences in Intrinsic Orientation and Viewpoint
Talbot, Allison Beth
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Science
Dr. Richard Alan Carlson, Thesis Supervisor Dr. Richard Alan Carlson, Thesis Supervisor Lynn Susan Liben, Faculty Reader Dr. Richard Alan Carlson, Honors Advisor
Gender change blindness "find the differences" tasks perspective change
The relationship between gender differences and perspective change in searching a pair of images was examined in an experiment on gender differences in intrinsic orientation and viewpoint. Participants found the differences in twelve pairs of various gender stereotyped scenes. I predicted that both males and females would take longer to find the differences when there was a perspective change in the pair of images they were looking at. Additionally, I predicted that males would find differences more quickly in scenes that depicted masculine objects. On the other hand, I predicted that females would find differences more quickly in scenes that depicted feminine objects. Results suggest that perspective change and gender differences do influence the difficulty of a “find the differences” task.