The Effects of Actual Behavior vs. Mere Labelling in Attribution of Sex Differences

@inproceedings{MurphyBerman1981TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Actual Behavior vs. Mere Labelling in Attribution of Sex Differences},
  author={Virginia Murphy-Berman and J. Jason Berman and Cynthia Smith},
  year={1981}
}
A recurrent problem in interpreting research showing differential reactions to the sexes is that such results may reflect real behavior differences among those observed or differential expectations of those observing. This study used a methodology which allowed these two competing explanations to be tested by assessing whether subjects' ratings of taped interactants whose gender was ambiguous would be determined mainly by what gender the subjects thought the interactants were or by the… CONTINUE READING