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Author Tadle, Donna, author.
Title Culture and detection of paternal investment through facial cues / by Donna Tadle.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 T33eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 50 pages) : forms, photographs, some color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-39).
Summary This study examined whether the "in-group advantage" exists in Caucasian American and African American women's ability to detect cues of paternal investment from photographs of males with neutral facial expressions. It was hypothesized that 1) females would display a general ability to detect cues of paternal investment from photographs of neutral male faces and 2) Caucasian American females would more accurately predict interest in infants of males in their own respective ethnic group, thus displaying the in-group advantage. The third hypothesis took a bidirectional approach, proposing that either 1) African American females, as opposed to Caucasian American females, would display this ability to a higher degree, or 2) African American females would be less accurate at determining interest in infants in either of these groups, including their own. Sixty-two Caucasian American females and 51 African American females served as judges in the study. They viewed one of two versions of a PowerPoint presentation wherein 15 Caucasian American and 15 African American male photographs were presented in succession and were asked to rate each target in terms of his affinity for children. Average judge ratings were correlated with targets' scores on a measure of affinity for children to assess the accuracy of judges' ratings. The results of the current study did not support either hypothesis. The absence of significant findings was attributed mainly to methodological differences between this study and that of Roney et al.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 04, 2012).
Subject Face perception -- Women -- Experiments.
Ethnic attitudes -- Women -- Psychological aspects -- Experiments.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 849936216