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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 320
Professor
Sunaina Assanand
Semester
Fall

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Psyc 320 lecture 50 By the end of today’s class you should be able to: 1. Review research regarding sex differences in responsiveness to evaluative feedback Achievement: both sexes fear success in gender atypical domains Are there sex differences in responsiveness to evaluative feedback? • Anumber of studies suggest that females are more responsive to evaluative feedback than males • Females are more responsive to evaluative feedback. The self conception is more impacted by others feedback than males • Females self evaluation are more effected by feedback • Roberts and Nolen: study 1: asked participants to complete “challenging” cognitive tasks.After completion of half of the tasks, participants received positive or negative feedback. Before and after feedback, asked participants to: estimate their productivity, indicate how confident they were in their ability to solve the cognitive tasks, and indicate how satisfied they were with their performance o They found that: self efficacy and self satisfaction were more strongly influenced by feedback among females than males, negative feedback had a greater influence on the females self efficacy ratings than positive feedback, and males were more likely than females to exhibit a self promotional tendency o Study 2: asked participants to give a speech to confederates. One confederate provided positive or negative feedback. Before feedback asked participants to evaluate their expected performance.After feedback, asked participants to evaluate their actual performance. o They found that: self evaluations were more strongly influenced by feedback among females than males, and negative feedback had a greate
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