Title

Gender differences in color: Content and emotion of written descriptions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

In this study gender language differences in the written description of color were analyzed. The total number of words used, number of tertiary level terms used, and normative emotionality were assessed. Women were found to use more words to describe color than men. An interaction effect among gender and age was found for the number of tertiary level words used. A main effect of gender for total mean emotionality was found that was not ameliorated by age or education level.

Recommended Citation

Arthur, Heather, Gail Johnson, and Adena Young. "Gender differences and color: Content and emotion of written descriptions." Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal 35, no. 6 (2007): 827-834.

DOI for the article

10.2224/sbp.2007.35.6.827

Department

Psychology

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