Does Political Correctness Make (Social) Sense

  title={Does Political Correctness Make (Social) Sense},
  author={Anne Maass and Caterina Suitner and Elisa Merkel},
Political correctness (PC) norms are highly controversial and have been subject to political and philosophical debate for decades. Yet, surprisingly little empirical research has been conducted to understand if they have any impact at all and, in particular, if and how they affect the perception of and interaction between social groups. In this chapter, we will argue that PC language has tangible consequences for social cognition and, more generally, for human interaction. After presenting the… Expand
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