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|Title: ||Found in translation: Cross-cultural consensus in the accurate categorization of male sexual orientation|
|Authors: ||Rule, Nicholas O.|
Rosen, Katherine S.
Hallett, Katherine C.
|Keywords: ||person perception|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Citation: ||Rule, N. O., Ishii, K., & Ambady, N., Rosen, K. S. & Hallett, K. C. (2011). Found in translation: Cross-cultural consensus in the accurate categorization of male sexual orientation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1449-1507.|
|Abstract: ||Across cultures, people converge in some behaviors and diverge in others. As little is known about the accuracy of judgments
across cultures outside of the domain of emotion recognition, the present study investigated the influence of culture in
another area: the social categorization of men’s sexual orientations. Participants from nations varying in their acceptance
of homosexuality (United States, Japan, and Spain) categorized the faces of men from all three cultures significantly better
than chance guessing. Moreover, categorizations of individual faces were significantly correlated among the three groups of
perceivers. Americans were significantly faster and more accurate than the Japanese and Spanish perceivers. Categorization
strategies (i.e., response bias) also varied such that perceivers from cultures less accepting of homosexuality were more likely
to categorize targets as straight. Male sexual orientation therefore appears to be legible across cultures.|
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