Ascribed Gender and Characteristics of a Visually Androgynous Teachable Agent
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 .
KeywordsGender Stereotype Negative Word Positive Word Female Agent Digital Learning
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