Cognitive effects of masculine generics in German. An overview of empirical findings

Braun, Friederike; Sczesny, Sabine; Stahlberg, Dagmar (2005). Cognitive effects of masculine generics in German. An overview of empirical findings. Communications, 30(1), pp. 1-21. DeGruyter 10.1515/comm.2005.30.1.1

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This article presents a series of experiments which were conducted among native speakers of German to determine the influence of different types of German generics on the cognitive inclusion of women. Results indicate that the inclusion of women is higher with ‘non-sexist’ alternatives than with masculine generics, a tendency which was consistent across different studies. The different alternatives, however, showed different effects which also varied depending on the context. These results are discussed with regard to their practical consequences in situations such as nominating women and men for awards or political offices.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Sczesny, Sabine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0341-2059

Publisher:

DeGruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sabine Sczesny

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2016 14:13

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 10:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/comm.2005.30.1.1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75303

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75303

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