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Masculinity causes speeding in young men

Sieverding, Monika ; Schmid Mast, Marianne ; Esslen, Michaela ; Graber, Karin ; Jäncke, Lutz

In: Accident analysis & prevention : an international journal, 40 (2008), pp. 840-842. ISSN 0001-4575

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The goal of this study was to examine if masculinity is causally responsible for speeding in young men. Participants (83 males) were randomly assigned to a masculine, feminine, or neutral priming condition. Priming consisted in active listening to either masculine, feminine, or neutral words coming from the car radio while driving in a high-end driving simulator. Results showed that when the concept of masculinity was activated by priming, participants’ driving speed increased significantly from the beginning to the end of the driving simulation as compared to the neutral and the feminine condition. Results are discussed with respect to real life health implications. © 2007 Elsevier

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Accident analysis & prevention : an international journal
Volume: 40
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 11:34
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0001-4575
Page Range: pp. 840-842
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institute of Psychology
Subjects: 150 Psychology
Controlled Keywords: Beschleunigung, Geschlecht, Männlichkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Speeding; Gender; Masculinity
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