Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Questionaire & documentary news

NOSSA has received the following e-mail from Gabrielle in the UK:

Hello to all,

My name is Gabrielle and I am a student in Psychology at Thames Valley University (London, UK). My heart lies in Social Psychology and I am currently carrying out a research on Height-related stereotypes for my dissertation.

Stereotypes are sets of beliefs about specific groups of people, which vary from one culture to another. These expectations can bear on various aspects of one’s personality, abilities, life experiences etc… And they can in turn influence people’s behaviour.

Last year I started looking at the comments posted on various height-related websites, as well as others and found many of the comments had a common thread: the self-experience of others’ perception.

Up until now, Social Psychological research has apparently ignored the “height factor” when investigating the cultural stereotypes about men and women. Which is why I need to start from scratch and would greatly benefit from all of your inputs!

I need help finding out if height influences other people’s perception and if so, in what ways. Matt Campisi, Chairman and President of NOSSA has kindly agreed to publish links to my questionnaires on his site.
I need volunteers to complete any ONE of the six surveys below. The survey should take about 25 minutes to complete, so please allow enough time…

As soon as I complete my dissertation (I would like to think before the end of this year, but bear with me…), I will send a brief report to Matt to share my findings with you all!

Thank you for your time and help!


We also have received word from Instinct Films that Short & Male (a documentary about heightism featuring NOSSA) will be released soon.....

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