Title

Views on Current Events

Poster Number

10

Lead Author Major

Psychology

Second Author Major

Psychology

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Gary Howells

Faculty Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract/Artist Statement

Previous research has examined implicit or indirect discrimination before and after events that have fostered the national fear of Islam (Sheridan, 2006). This study will explore Islamophobia, looking at opinions on current events throughout the world, with or without exposure to a historical source. It is presumed that with the presence of a biased historical video clip, participants will rank higher on an Islamophobia scale compared to those not exposed. Thirty participants will be recruited from a small, private University in Northern California. Three conditions - the viewing of a historical clip, the viewing of a Muslim comedy, and the control group - will be run using a between-subjects ANOVA. The scores will be taken from a validated Islamophobia scale. Results of the study should reveal an association between the presence of a video clip and the level of Islamophobia. Future studies should incorporate a larger sample size, a more diverse population, and an eclectic assortment of video clips and/or current events.

Location

Tiger Lounge

Start Date

21-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2012 12:00 PM

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Views on Current Events

Tiger Lounge

Previous research has examined implicit or indirect discrimination before and after events that have fostered the national fear of Islam (Sheridan, 2006). This study will explore Islamophobia, looking at opinions on current events throughout the world, with or without exposure to a historical source. It is presumed that with the presence of a biased historical video clip, participants will rank higher on an Islamophobia scale compared to those not exposed. Thirty participants will be recruited from a small, private University in Northern California. Three conditions - the viewing of a historical clip, the viewing of a Muslim comedy, and the control group - will be run using a between-subjects ANOVA. The scores will be taken from a validated Islamophobia scale. Results of the study should reveal an association between the presence of a video clip and the level of Islamophobia. Future studies should incorporate a larger sample size, a more diverse population, and an eclectic assortment of video clips and/or current events.