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With many observable differences between men and women, this study tires to identify preferences in description of specific colored shape stimuli. We hypothesized that men would more likely describe the stimuli by naming its shape while women would most likely identify the color. Our study found significant difference between men and women’s descriptions, but not in a way to support our hypothesis. Undergraduate students recruited through the Lindenwood University Human Subject Pool for this experiment showed that men mostly described the stimuli using “other” phrases (like stop sign or sun) while women mostly identified stimuli by shape. However, women described the stimuli by color for all pink and green cards.

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