AP PSychology

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AP PSychology

If people wear lighter colors, then they tend to be viewed in a more positive light.

We believe that students will associate a more positive implicit bias with strangers dressed in lighter/brighter clothing compared to strangers dressed in darker clothing. We also believe high school students will have a stronger implicit bias then elementary school students.

Experimental Design:Gather a group of students of various ages. Show them a slide show of a stranger with an expressionless face in different colored shirts. Have them rate how happy or sad each picture is.

Further Research:We would like to take this experiment futher because we still believe that there is a correlation between a persons clothing and how they are perceived. We want to test more extremes, have the stranger wear more vibrant as well as darker colors, and also make sure the stranger has a completely neutral expression in each picture.

Results:We have found that in the data collected there was no correlation between the color of clothing and implicit bias.

The Real World: When you meet a new person one of the first things you notice is their clothing, so it is clearly important. However, as our study showed it is not everything. Even after seeing a picture of a girl in a dark old tee shirt the participants still felt neutral about her.


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