Marie Gustafsson

University Stockholm University
Department Psychology

Research details

My main expertise is the intersection of language, cognition, gender, and social behavior. Language and communication are central in social relations and cognition. Linguistic behaviour can both reflect and influence how people perceive the world and social categories. Moreover, analyses of linguistic behaviours provide indirect assessments of psychological phenomena, like stereotypical beliefs and values, thereby protection against bias from demand characteristics that might be associated with other types of psychological assessment. In applied settings, I study how organizational descriptions and job adverts influence perceptions of gender equality, gender distributions and perceived fit with the organization.