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Title: Evidence for the dynamic human ability to judge another's sex from ambiguous or unfamiliar signals
Contributor(s): Gaetano, Justin  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-07-09
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.11588/jddm.2019.1.61118Open Access Link
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Abstract: Humans make decisions about social information efficiently, despite - or perhaps because of - the sheer scale of data available. Of these various signals, sex cues are vitally important, yet understanding whether participants perceive them as static or dynamic is unknown. The present study addressed the related question of how expertise impinges on sex judgements. Participants were asked to target female and male exemplars from a set of own- or other-race hand images. Data show: (1) that the own-race sex categorisation advantage observed previously using face stimuli can occur in relation to hands, and (2) sensitivity of Asian participants, but not Caucasian participants, is dynamic relative to how many fe/males there are in a set. Implications of these findings are discussed as further evidence that there exists a pan-stimulus sex processor, and as fresh evidence that human sex perception can change probabilistically.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Dynamic Decision Making, v.5, p. 1-14
Publisher: Universitaetsbibliothek Heidelberg
Place of Publication: Germany
ISSN: 2365-8037
Field of Research (FOR): 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170104 Forensic Psychology
179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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