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ERIC Number: EJ806338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
An Investigation of Sex Difference in Word Ratings across Concrete, Abstract, and Emotion Words
Bauer, Lisa M.; Altaribba, Jeanette
Psychological Record, v58 n3 p465-474 Sum 2008
Researchers have often overlooked the relationships between sex and ratings of word characteristics, such as concreteness, context-availability, imageability, and emotionality. The current study investigated whether or not sex differences exist in such ratings for abstract, concrete, and emotion words. The results indicated that females rated concrete words as more emotional in nature. However, sex differences did not emerge in the ratings of abstract and emotion words. These findings indicate that sex differences can be demonstrated both across word types and across scales; they also emphasize the need to revise the standard models of word processing and representation so as to address issues related to sex differences. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York