Effects of the Generic Masculine and its Alternative; 20300007

Projektdetails

Hochschule
Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark
Sprache
Projektleitung gesamt
Brohmer, Hilmar; Dr. / Karl- Franzens-Universität Graz
Projektleitung intern
Malkoc, Smirna; BSc. MSc Prof.
Interne Projektmitarbeiter/innen
Externe Projektmitarbeiter/innen
Brohmer, Hilmar; Dr. / Karl- Franzens-Universität Graz
Corcoran, Katja; Univ.-Prof.in Dipl.-Psych. Dr.in / Karl- Franzens-Universität Graz
Hofer, Gabriela; BSc, MSc / Karl- Franzens-Universität Graz
Kooperationspartner
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Institut für Psychologie
Laufzeit
2020 – 2022
Beschreibung
One topic that repeatedly sparks debates in politics and the society is “gender-neutral language”. For instance, in languages such as German, French, or Hindi, plural forms of job occupations and societal roles are often in a generic-masculine form instead of a gender-neutral form. Although meant as “generic”, this generic-masculine form excludes women from everyday language and might even entail the cognitive effect that listeners and readers will less likely think of women. Several studies have demonstrated this and related cognitive effects in the past. Due to the societal relevance of gender-neutral language, we propose a direct replication and extension of a classic German study by Stahlberg, Sczesny, and Braun (2001, Experiment 2; https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X01020004004 ) in a multi-lab setting.
Beschreibung (engl.)
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