Language and gender: How quantitative methods from experimental psychology and neuropsychology can contribute to gender research

Ferstl, Evelyn C.; Kaiser, Anelis (2013). Language and gender: How quantitative methods from experimental psychology and neuropsychology can contribute to gender research. Gender : Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, 5(3), pp. 9-25. Barbara Budrich

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On closer examination of the canon of gend er theories that are based on the social sciences and humanities, the impression arises that psychology does not play a central role in this field of research. One possible reason for the lack of psychological research may be their use of quantitative and empirical methods – an indispensable approach in scientifically oriented psychological research, however. In this article, we advocate quantitative experimental psychology enriched by gender theory. Based on our field of research, the psychology of language, we illustrate which aspects of gender research can be complemented through behavioural and neuroscientific methods. The first section presents recent studies which, based on measurements of reaction time and ERPs, describe how strongly gender stereotypes are rooted in semantics. The second section introduces recent results from neuro-imaging studies and calls a sexbased lateralization of lang uage processing into question. Finally, we sketch the latest research approaches and recommend a transdisciplinary combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Kaiser Trujillo, Anelis Carolina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1868-7245

Publisher:

Barbara Budrich

Language:

German

Submitter:

Irène Gonce-Gyr

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2014 15:37

Last Modified:

16 Oct 2019 14:19

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sprache, Geschlechterforschung, Neurowissenschaft, Psycholinguistik, Gender Studies, language, sex/gender research, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, gender studies

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45873

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45873

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