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|Title||Visual femininity and masculinity in synthetic characters and patterns of affect|
|Author/s||Agneta Gulz, Felix Ahlnér, Magnus Haake|
Centre for Languages and Literature
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
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|Alternative location (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-... Restricted Access (Alternative Location)|
|Publication/Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction)|
|Pages||654 - 665|
|Conference name||The 2:nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2007)|
|Conference location||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Editor||Ana Paiva, Rui Prada, Rosalind Picard|
It has been shown that users of a digital system perceive a more ‘masculine-sounding’ female voice as more persuasive and intelligent than a corresponding but more ‘feminine-sounding’ female voice. Our study explores
whether a parallel pattern of affectively colored evaluations can be elicited when femininity and masculinity are manipulated via visual cues instead of via
voice. 80 participants encountered synthetic characters, visually manipulated in terms of femininity and masculinity but with voice, spoken content, linguistic style and role of characters held constant. Evaluations of the two female characters differed in accordance with stereotype predictions – with the exception of competence-related traits; for the two male characters evaluations differed very little. The pattern for male versus female characters was slightly in opposite to stereotype predictions. Possible explanations for these results are proposed. In conclusion we discuss the value of being aware of how different traits in synthetic characters may interact.
Technology and Engineering
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