Pattern of Performance and Attributions of Ability and Gender

@inproceedings{McAndrew1981PatternOP,
  title={Pattern of Performance and Attributions of Ability and Gender},
  author={Francis T. McAndrew},
  year={1981}
}
In a single experiment, 92 subjects corrected a multiple choice test in which a phantom stimulus person (SP) correctly answered 15 out of3O questions in either a descending or ascending pattern of success. Subjects were then asked to make judgments concerning the person's performance, intelligence, and gender. Contrary to expectations, the lack of cues about the person and nature of the test problems enhanced rather than diminished the primacy effect for ability attribution found by earlier… CONTINUE READING