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Lina Flores WolfFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

This study explored how people perceive misgendering of transgender people. We looked at participants' perceptions of an interviewer who misgenders an applicant during a job interview, and whether these perceptions vary by personal contact with trans people. We hypothesized that cisgender people who have had contact with a trans person will have less positive impressions of an interviewer who misgenders a trans person. Results show that people who know a trans person will see the interviewer as less warm, and that misgendering is generally perceived as unprofessional, regardless of contact with a trans person.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Linas Mitchell, MA, Psychology; Robyn Mallett, PhD, Psychology

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Perceptions of People Who Misgender Trans Individuals

This study explored how people perceive misgendering of transgender people. We looked at participants' perceptions of an interviewer who misgenders an applicant during a job interview, and whether these perceptions vary by personal contact with trans people. We hypothesized that cisgender people who have had contact with a trans person will have less positive impressions of an interviewer who misgenders a trans person. Results show that people who know a trans person will see the interviewer as less warm, and that misgendering is generally perceived as unprofessional, regardless of contact with a trans person.