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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 43: Perceptions of Femininity in Female Athletes and Non-Athletes

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I will present on my psychology capstone research project. I have been working on a study that examines perceptions of femininity in female athletes and non-athletes in the W&L community. This research stems from previous research on masculinity that shows manhood is easily threatened and that men often attempt to regain their masculinity once it has been threatened. They do this through aggression and distancing themselves from femininity. I seek to understand if it is possible to threaten femininity, something that has not been tested before. Additionally, I am interested in whether or not athletic participation may protect certain females from the potential repercussions of threatening femininity. To do this, I will examine the impact threatening or endorsing one’s femininity on their self-confidence in different domains, their preferences, and how much makeup they choose to put on an avatar of their face.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library

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