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Androcentric reporting of gender differences in APA journals: 1965-2004

Hegarty, P and Buechel, C (2006) Androcentric reporting of gender differences in APA journals: 1965-2004 Review of General Psychology, 10 (4). pp. 377-389.

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Androcentric thinking assumes maleness to be normative and attributes gender differences to females. A content analysis of articles reporting gender differences published between 1965 and 2004 in four American Psychological Association journals examined androcentric pronouns, explanations, and tables and graphs. Few articles used generic masculine pronouns to refer to both women and men. However, explanations of gender differences within articles that mentioned such differences in their abstracts and titles referenced attributes of women significantly more often than attributes of men. Most tables and graphs depicting gender differences positioned males' data before females' data, except when gender differences among parents were concerned. Psychologists have ceased to use male-centered pronouns, but female and male psychologists continue to report, explain, and depict gender differences in androcentric ways.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Date : 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords : gender differences; androcentrism; explanations; diagrams; category norms sexist language; masculine generics; social constructionism; psychological-research; graph comprehension; category norms; stereotypes; women; bias; hypothesis
Additional Information : © 2006 APA, all rights reserved. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 18 Jul 2014 16:27
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2014 01:33

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