The effects of appearance and intellectual disability identification on perceptions of and affective and behavioral intentions toward individuals with intellectual disabilities

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dc.contributor.author McManus, Jessica Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T15:57:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T15:57:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-19T15:57:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3649
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that attributions and behavioral reactions toward individuals may be based on their appearance; our studies examined how appearance-based assessments for individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs) determined how others think and react toward a target individual. Two studies examined the effects of appearance and identification on perceptions (i.e., agentic and communal traits) and behavioral reactions (i.e, self-efficacy expectations, anxiety, willingness to interact) toward targets. Studies 1 and 2 demonstrated that individuals with atypical appearances were rated higher on communal than agentic traits. Study 2 revealed that greater self-efficacy expectations and lower anxiety were associated with individuals with atypical appearances and individuals identified as having an ID. These studies increase understanding of perceiver-focused and target-focused factors related to bias toward individuals with IDs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.subject Perceptions en_US
dc.title The effects of appearance and intellectual disability identification on perceptions of and affective and behavioral intentions toward individuals with intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor Donald A. Saucier en_US
dc.subject.umi Education, Special (0529) en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology, General (0621) en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology, Social (0451) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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