On the nature of creepiness

  title={On the nature of creepiness},
  author={F. McAndrew and Sara S. Koehnke},
  journal={New Ideas in Psychology},
  • F. McAndrew, Sara S. Koehnke
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • New Ideas in Psychology
  • Surprisingly, until now there has never been an empirical study of “creepiness.” An international sample of 1341 individuals responded to an online survey. Males were perceived as being more likely to be creepy than females, and females were more likely to associate sexual threat with creepiness. Unusual nonverbal behavior and characteristics associated with unpredictability were also predictors of creepiness, as were some occupations and hobbies. The results are consistent with the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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