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Adele Weaver, University of LynchburgFollow

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Virtual Recording

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Accurately perceiving the personalities of others may allow a person to be more successful in social and professional settings. Past research has supported that drag performers must be extroverted to be more successful in their job (Hopkins 2004). It also has been supported that extroverted people, who are also referred to by Vogt and Colvin as “interpersonally-oriented,” are better at accurately judging others’ personalities (2003). This study addresses whether or not drag folk more accurately perceive the personalities of others because of their interpersonal orientation. The influence of gender on perceiving abilities is also addressed in this study. It has been found that women are better at accurately judging personality than men. This study observed the role of gender-embodiment on personality judgment (Chan, Rogers, Parisotto & Beisanz 2010). Drag performers were recruited throughout the country, while the non-drag population were faculty members, staff members, and students at the University of Lynchburg. Both groups evaluated the personalities of four target people in interview-style videos. The accuracy of the two group’s judgments were compared using the Big Five personality assessment. It was hypothesized that the drag performers would have more accurate readings of the target personalities than the non-drag performers.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Virginia Cylke
Dr. Beth Savage
Dr. Nicki Favero
Dr. Alisha Marciano

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The Impact of Temporary Gender Embodiment on the Accuracy of Personality Judgment: Drag Performance as a Lens

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Accurately perceiving the personalities of others may allow a person to be more successful in social and professional settings. Past research has supported that drag performers must be extroverted to be more successful in their job (Hopkins 2004). It also has been supported that extroverted people, who are also referred to by Vogt and Colvin as “interpersonally-oriented,” are better at accurately judging others’ personalities (2003). This study addresses whether or not drag folk more accurately perceive the personalities of others because of their interpersonal orientation. The influence of gender on perceiving abilities is also addressed in this study. It has been found that women are better at accurately judging personality than men. This study observed the role of gender-embodiment on personality judgment (Chan, Rogers, Parisotto & Beisanz 2010). Drag performers were recruited throughout the country, while the non-drag population were faculty members, staff members, and students at the University of Lynchburg. Both groups evaluated the personalities of four target people in interview-style videos. The accuracy of the two group’s judgments were compared using the Big Five personality assessment. It was hypothesized that the drag performers would have more accurate readings of the target personalities than the non-drag performers.