On Writing Legibly

@article{Greifeneder2010OnWL,
  title={On Writing Legibly},
  author={Rainer Greifeneder and A. Alt and K. Bottenberg and Tim Seele and Sarah Zelt and D. Wagener},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={230 - 237}
}
  • Rainer Greifeneder, A. Alt, +3 authors D. Wagener
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Evaluations of handwritten essays or exams are often suspected of being biased, such as by mood states or individual predilections. Although most of these influences are unsystematic, at least one bias is problematic because it systematically affects evaluations of handwritten materials. Three experiments revealed that essays in legible as compared to less legible handwriting were evaluated more positively. This robust finding was related to a basic judgmental mechanism that builds on the… CONTINUE READING
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