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Title

Ratings of Different Groups of People

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

In this study, I assessed the degree of prejudice with the blind community; two hundred and seventy people who were Indian citizens currently living in India were recruited from social media platforms. The participants rated either blind man, blind woman or person from their state on social distance, evaluations and emotions; I used open-ended and closed-ended questions to examine the prejudice associated with each group. I expect this study to show blind are more prejudiced than other groups. I expect that blind women are more prejudiced than blind men due to being blind and intersectionality (being a woman in India). In addition, I expect blind women are more negatively rated than blind men, blind men are more negatively rated than people from one’s state and people from one’s state are more positively rated than blind women and blind men. These expected findings suggest more instances of positive contact with prejudiced groups can help reduce one’s discomfort with the blind group.

Start Date

11-4-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2022 10:50 AM

Faculty Advisor

Helen C. Harton

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Graduate Student

Comments

This entry was a part of the following session:

  • Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Moderator: Kim Baker

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Ratings of Different Groups of People

In this study, I assessed the degree of prejudice with the blind community; two hundred and seventy people who were Indian citizens currently living in India were recruited from social media platforms. The participants rated either blind man, blind woman or person from their state on social distance, evaluations and emotions; I used open-ended and closed-ended questions to examine the prejudice associated with each group. I expect this study to show blind are more prejudiced than other groups. I expect that blind women are more prejudiced than blind men due to being blind and intersectionality (being a woman in India). In addition, I expect blind women are more negatively rated than blind men, blind men are more negatively rated than people from one’s state and people from one’s state are more positively rated than blind women and blind men. These expected findings suggest more instances of positive contact with prejudiced groups can help reduce one’s discomfort with the blind group.