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ERIC Number: EJ899239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Further Evidence of Gender Stereotype Priming in Language: Semantic Facilitation and Inhibition in Italian Role Nouns
Cacciari, Cristina; Padovani, Roberto
Applied Psycholinguistics, v28 n2 p277-293 Apr 2007
Two experiments tested the activation of gender stereotypes for Italian role nouns (e.g., "teacher"). The experimental paradigm was modeled on the one proposed by a study by Banaji and Hardin: participants were shown a prime word followed by a target pronoun ("he" or "she") on which they performed a gender decision task. The prime words were Italian role nouns that had an associated female stereotype, an associated male stereotype, or no associated stereotype (control condition). The results of Experiment 1 showed no influence of stereotypes on the gender decision response to personal pronouns. However, when, in Experiment 2, the prime-target interval and the prime presentation times were prolonged, a stereotypical gender priming effect did emerge. A different inhibition pattern was found when the pronoun was preceded by a noun associated with a male stereotype instead of a female one.
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Language: English
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