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Masculinity causes speeding in young men

Sieverding, Monika
Esslen, Michaela
Graber, Karin
Jäncke, Lutz
Published in Accident Analysis & Prevention. 2008, vol. 40, no. 2, p. 840-842
Abstract 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.
Keywords Gender roleSpeeding
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Research group Affective sciences
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SCHMID MAST, Marianne et al. Masculinity causes speeding in young men. In: Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2008, vol. 40, n° 2, p. 840-842. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2007.09.028

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