Ascribed gender and charactersitics of a visually androgynous Teachable Agent
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014, Boston, USA, August, 27-29, 2014., Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014, -235 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper explores how users ascribe gender to a visually androgynous teachable agent, and if and how the ascribed gender can influence the perceived personality characteristics of the agent. Previous studies have shown positive effects of using agents with more neutral or androgynous appearances, for instance, a more gender neutral agent evoked more positive attitudes on females than did a more stereotypical female agent  and androgynous agents were less abused than female agents . Another study showed that even though an agent was visually androgynous, the user typically ascribed a gender to it .
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014. -235 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 (print), 1611-3349 (online) ; 8637
Teachable agent, visual gender, characterstics, androgyny
Computer Science Learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108538DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_29ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906519677ISBN: 978-3-319-09766-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108538DiVA: diva2:730827
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014