Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
skin tone, perceptions, stereotypes, pride, emotions, MTurk
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
This study is a replication and extension of Brosi, Welpe, Sporrle, and Heilman’s (2016) study that investigates the effects skin tone and emotional expression has on ratings of agency, communality, and interpersonal hostility. A picture of an African American female target was manipulated to depict three skin tones (light, brown, and dark) and expressed either pride or happiness. Data were collected from 399 participants via Amazon Mechanical Turk. Although explicit and implicit measures were used, the implicit measures were unreliable therefore, only the explicit measures were analyzed. Results revealed the brown target rated as more agentic and interpersonally hostile when she expressed pride than the light and dark targets. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
© Jessica Aikens
Aikens, Jessica, "Expressing Pride: The Effects Skin Tone Has On Perceptions Of Agency, Communality, And Interpersonal Hostility For Black Women" (2018). MSU Graduate Theses. 3250.