Masculine Bias in the Attribution of Personhood: People = Male, Male = People

@article{Hamilton1991MasculineBI,
  title={Masculine Bias in the Attribution of Personhood: People = Male, Male = People},
  author={M. Hamilton},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={1991},
  volume={15},
  pages={393 - 402}
}
  • M. Hamilton
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
Silveira (1980) noted that not just masculine generics, but also neutral terms, have masculine connotations; she called this the “people = male” bias. Her hypothesis takes two forms: people = male, a male is more likely seen as a person than is a female; and male = people, a person is more likely believed to be male than female. A total of 108 female and 91 male college students participated in three studies. Study 1 tested male = people. Participants referring back to a female or male… Expand
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