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GENDER PERCEPTIONSocial Psychology120 POINTS
AbstractWhen I look at a face, I rarely have difficulty on determining the person’s gender.Through forty-eight trails this experiment was to investigate how I would determine a gender-neutral face. Despite the possible affect the baldness of all the heads had on the data, this studybegins research of gender perception. I viewed photographs of faces presented in three settingsfull view which is when the full face is visible, eyes only when the eye and brow region arevisible, mouth only when only the mouth and chin regions are visible. My hypothesis was testedby the confidence rating of each face. In conclusion, this experiment was challenging but withgender perception, it became quite easy.IntroductionCan you tell which facial features lead to the classification of a male or female? I believethe answer is unknown. Research by Campbell, Benson, Wallace, Doesbergh, and Colemanfound the eye and brow ridge to be particularly significant when viewing a face straight on thevertical distance between the eye and the brow affect the gender classification of pictures of

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CalvinO.Matthews
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