Perceived Gender and Political Persuasion: A Social Media Field Experiment during the 2020 Democratic National Primary
WHEN Wednesday | 26 Jan, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Why do women have less influence than men in decision-making settings? Is it because women act differently, or because they are treated differently by others? During the 2020 Democratic Primary, BYU and Duke researchers looked for answers using a specially-designed chat app where some participants were represented by gendered avatars that did not match their real genders. Lisa Argyle of the BYU Political Science department presents the results of that experiment.
Lisa Argyle is Assistant Professor of Political Science at BYU, with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Drawing on political psychology and computational social science, Dr. Argyle studies how and why people have political conversations with each other in the course of their everyday lives.
Part of our Winter 2022 lecture series, “Engaging Global Inequality.”