Battered women, realism, and stereotypes of battered women

dc.contributor.advisorYarmey, A.D.
dc.contributor.authorGula, Cheryl A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T15:26:32Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T15:26:32Z
dc.date.copyright1997
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractStereotypes of battered women invoked by photographs and videotapes were examined. 'Informed' participants were told some women they would judge were battered women, and were asked to select from a pool of 10 the one they believed was most or least likely to be a battered woman. Participants rated their choice's attractiveness, likeability, and distinctiveness. Finally, the informed participants sorted 10 additional women into the categories 'battered' and 'non-battered.' A separate group of 40 'uninformed' participants rated the same 20 women in terms of the three traits, without knowing that some women were actually battered. Results showed that certain women were consistently chosen as category exemplars, and that participants were poor in their categorizations. Ratings for women judged likely to be battered were less positive than those for women judged unlikely to be battered. Women judged likely to be battered were rated less positively by informed participants than by uninformed participants. There were no consistent differences between photographs and videotapes.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/21798
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectstereotypesen_US
dc.subjectbattered womenen_US
dc.subjectphotographsen_US
dc.subjectvideotapesen_US
dc.titleBattered women, realism, and stereotypes of battered womenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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