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dc.contributor.authorTwele, Anita
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-12T16:08:47Z
dc.date.available2021-09-12T16:08:47Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/15154
dc.description.abstractFirst Impressions (FIs) based on facial cues have significant consequences in real-world contexts and have the potential to influence how older adults (OAs), a vulnerable population, are treated by others. The present study used a data-driven approach to examine dimensions underlying FIs of OAs and whether those dimensions vary by perceiver age. In Experiment 1, young adult (YA) and OA participants provided unconstrained, written descriptions in response to OA faces. From these descriptors, 18 trait categories were identified that were similar, but not identical, across age groups. In Experiment 2, YA and OA participants rated OA faces on the trait words identified for their age group in Experiment 1. In separate principal components analyses, two dimensions of sternness and confidence emerged for OA faces for both YA and OA participant ratings. Our results suggest that there are no significant differences in perceiver age when forming first impressions of OA faces.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectfirst impressionsen_US
dc.subjectperson perceptionen_US
dc.subjectolder adultsen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmental psychologyen_US
dc.subjectface perceptionen_US
dc.titleDimensions Underlying First Impressions of Older Adult Faces by Young and Older Adult Perceiversen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-12T16:08:47Z


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