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Ascribed Gender and Characteristics of a Visually Androgynous Teachable Agent.

Kirkegaard, Camilla; Tärning, Betty LU ; Haake, Magnus LU ; Gulz, Agneta LU and Silvervarg, Annika (2014) In Intelligent Virtual Agents : 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings / Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8637. p.232-235
Abstract
The chapter 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 [1] and androgynous agents were less abused than female agents [2]. Another study showed that even though an agent was visually androgynous, the user typically ascribed a gender to it [3].
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visually androgynous, attitudes, teachable agent, gender
in
Intelligent Virtual Agents : 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings / Lecture Notes in Computer Science
editor
Bickmore, Timothy; Marsella, Stacy; Sidner, C.; ; and
volume
8637
pages
232 - 235
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Springer
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  • scopus:84906519677
ISSN
0302-9743
1611-3349
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978-3-319-09766-4
978-3-319-09767-1
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10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_29
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English
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846714f0-5726-4647-b5f6-990ae0393cdf (old id 5038735)
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  author       = {Kirkegaard, Camilla and Tärning, Betty and Haake, Magnus and Gulz, Agneta and Silvervarg, Annika},
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  publisher    = {Springer},
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  title        = {Ascribed Gender and Characteristics of a Visually Androgynous Teachable Agent.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_29},
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