The Role of Gender in the Formation of Perceptions of Greed, and Subsequent Social Reactions
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AbstractThere is little work done that looks into gender and perceptions of greed. Using information from the first experiment in Anderson, (2014), this thesis looked at the possible role of gender in the formation of perceptions of greed as well as some of the subsequent social reactions. Two hypotheses were formed off of previous work done in the subject area. The first hypothesis is that even with distributive injustice, inference of selfish motive to acquire, and relative deprivation held constant, females will have greater perceptions of greed because males tend to view competition and aggression as normal, whereas females do not. The second hypothesis is that because of the greater perceptions of greed, females will also have greater moral outrage and personal anger. The data that was supposed to be used to find results was lost due to computer failure. Therefore, no conclusions could be found, only hypothetical possibilities.
Degree ProgramHonors College