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Do Loss Aversion and the Ownership Effect Bias Content Validation Procedures?

Vanessa Svihla & Amber Gallup
In making validity arguments, a central consideration is whether the instrument fairly and adequately covers intended content, and this is often evaluated by experts. While common procedures exist for quantitatively assessing this, the effect of loss aversion—a cognitive bias that would predict a tendency to retain items—on these procedures has not been investigated. For more novel constructs, experts are typically drawn from adjacent domains. In such cases, a related cognitive bias, the ownership effect, would...

Queering the Gaze: Visualizing Desire in Lacanian Film Theory

Grace McNealy
Film theorists typically conceptualize the gaze in film in terms of power and mastery. However, using Lacan’s notion of the gaze as the objet petit a, or an unattainable object that provokes desire, this essay examines the objet petit a as the foundation of an intersectional queer gaze, aligning queer identification with desire and mirroring the lack of mastery that spectators who are queer, female, or people of color experience. In applying Lacan’s invisible object...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Journal Article


  • University of New Mexico