Comprehending Pronouns: A Role for Word-Specific Gender Stereotype Information

  title={Comprehending Pronouns: A Role for Word-Specific Gender Stereotype Information},
  author={Shelia M. Kennison and Jessie L Trofe},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
The research investigated how word-specific gender stereotype information can be used during language comprehension. In a rating study, the gender stereotypes for 405 noun and noun compounds were assessed. From these norms, 32 words strongly stereotyped to refer mostly to males and 32 words strongly stereotyped to refer mostly to females were selected and used in a reading experiment. Comprehenders read pairs of sentences. The subject of the first sentence was a gender stereotyped word (e.g… 

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