Responding to Lexical Stimuli With Gender Associations

  title={Responding to Lexical Stimuli With Gender Associations},
  author={Katarzyna Bojarska},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  pages={46 - 61}
  • K. Bojarska
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Language and Social Psychology
This article presents a cognitive–cultural model (CC model) of situational, dispositional, and motivational factors affecting gender-associational responses to lexical expressions concerning people. It is argued that the mind is trained to perceive gender as an indispensable human feature. When decoding the meaning of a message, it will search for cues of gender, usually prioritizing the semantic content. When gender is not clearly specified, the mind attempts to plausibly reconstruct missing… 

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