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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2018

Gender congruency from a neutral point of view: The roles of gender classes and conceptual connotations

Bidragsytere:
  • Andrea Bender
  • Sieghard Beller og
  • Karl Christoph Klauer

Tidsskrift

Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition
ISSN 0278-7393
e-ISSN 1939-1285
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Volum: 44
Hefte: 10
Sider: 1580 - 1608
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85041224167

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Tittel

Gender congruency from a neutral point of view: The roles of gender classes and conceptual connotations

Sammendrag

The question of whether language affects thought is long-standing, with grammatical gender being one of the most contended instances. Empirical evidence focuses on the gender congruency effect, according to which referents of masculine nouns are conceptualized more strongly as male and those of feminine nouns more strongly as female. While some recent studies suggest that this effect is driven by conceptual connotations rather than grammatical properties, research remains theoretically inconclusive because of the confounding of grammatical gender and conceptual connotations in gendered (masculine or feminine) nouns. Taking advantage of the fact that German also includes a neuter gender, the current study attempted to disentangle the relative contributions of grammatical properties and connotations to the emergence of the gender congruency effect. In three pairs of experiments, neuter and gendered nouns were compared in an Extrinsic Affective Simon Task based on gender associations, controlled for a possible role of gender-indicating articles. A congruency effect emerged equally strongly for neuter and gendered nouns, but disappeared when including connotations as covariate, thereby effectively excluding grammatical gender as the (only) driving force for this effect. Based on a critical discussion of these findings, we propose a possible mechanism for the emergence of the effect that also has the potential to accommodate conflicting patterns of findings from previous research.

Bidragsytere

Andrea Bender

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Sieghard Gunter Beller

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Sieghard Beller
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnspsykologi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Karl Christoph Klauer

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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