Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)
James M. Lampinen
Second Committee Member
Psychology; Creepiness; Dangerousness; Face perception; Interpersonal perception; Sexual offenders; Social cognition
The present research expands understanding of the phenomenon of accurate identification of sexually dangerous men. Study 1 was designed to examine the influence of experience on accuracy of perceptions of sexual dangerousness. Receiving feedback about test trials increased accuracy on future trials at a marginally significant level. Study 2 was designed to determine the importance of specific facial features on these judgments. This study, however, failed to replicate the findings from the first study. Implications for Study 1, as well as possible explanations for Study 2 are discussed.
Culbertson-Faegre, Amber Jean, "Perceptions of Sexual Dangerousness: Accurate Identification of Sexual Offenders from Static Photographs" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 144.