Faculty Advisor

O'Brien, Kymberlee Maxine

Abstract

The present study examined the relationship between the acute stress of receiving a simulated microaggression, and acute and chronic physiological parameters. Prior research has shown women, minorities, and foreign-born individuals are more likely to experience these microaggressions daily compared to caucasian counterparts.Self-reported surveys were used as measures of subjective social status as well as frequency of perceived microaggressions. Female students at a male-dominated engineering school reported higher perceived microaggressions and lower SSS than male counterparts, despite college efforts towards inclusivity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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