Mirta Galesic, PhD – Vortragsexposé – Wintersemester 2012/2013

Studium generale: Mainzer Universitätsgespräche


Mirta Galesic, Ph.D. (Berlin)

Stereotypes About Menʹs and Womenʹs Intuitions: A Study of Two Nations

Mittwoch, 21. Nov. 2012, 18.15 Uhr, Hörsaal N 1 (Muschel)

Since the Enlightenment, rationality has been set above intuition and associated with male thought, while intuition has become linked with female thought. Do these stereotypes still exist today? If they do, are they the same for different domains of life? And are they stable across age groups, gender, and culture? We investigated these questions in two countries that differ in women's traditional roles, using representative national samples of 1,016 people in Germany and 1,002 people in Spain. Participants reported their beliefs about menʹs and womenʹs intuitions for nine personal and professional domains. The main results are: Substantial stereotypes about intuition exist; these are highly domain-specific rather than general; most strikingly, these do not differ in sign and size between age groups. Moreover, in every domain, substantial in-group preferences exist: Females believe more strongly in the intuitive power of women, and males in that of men. Across domains, stereotypes about gender-specific intuition are more frequent in Germany, even though Spain has a stronger Catholic tradition and political history of conservative gender roles.

Mirta Galesic, studierte Psychologie an der Universität Zagreb (Kroatien), B.A. in Psychologie 1997, Universität Zagreb, Ph.D. in Psychologie 2004, Universität Zagreb. Daneben erwarb sie 2005 den Grad eines M.S. in Survey Methodology im Joint Program in Survey Methodology der University of Maryland & University of Michigan, wo sie von 2003 bis 2006 als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin tätig war. Seit 2006 ist sie Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, wo sie die Funktion des Principal Investigator der Medical Decision Making Group innehat. – Ihre Forschungsinteressen umfassen soziale Rationalität, Urteil- und Entscheidungsforschung, Risiko-Kommunikation, und Methodologie der Erhebungsmethoden. – Ausgewählte Publikationen: Galesic, M., Olsson, H., & Rieskamp, J. (in press). Social sampling explains apparent biases in judgments of social environments. Psychological Science; Cokely, E., Galesic, M., Schulz, E., Ghazal, S., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2012). Measuring risk literacy: The Berlin Numeracy Test. Judgment and Decision Making, 7. Galesic, M. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2011). Graph literacy: A cross-cultural comparison. Medical Decision Making, 31. Garcia-Retamero, R. & Galesic, M. (eds.) (in press). Transparent communication about health risks: Overcoming cultural differences. Springer.

Nächster Vortrag in dieser Reihe:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Rüdiger Pfister

(Professor für Psychologische Entscheidungsforschung und Methoden, Institut für Experimentelle Wirtschaftspsychologie – LüneLab, Leiter des Methodenzentrums, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

Die Qual der Wahl: Entscheiden zwischen Intuition, Emotion und Rationalität

Mittwoch, 28. Nov. 2012, 18.15 Uhr, Hörsaal N 1 (Muschel)