April H. Bailey is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Psychology Department. She investigates how gender organizes the ways we think about and act toward others. Much of her work focuses on psychological forms of androcentrism, which is the tendency to center society around men more than women as a “gender-neutral” standard.
Grant Title: “Women are People Too: Gender Bias in Generalizations”
Abstract: People tend to think of men as being more representative than women of otherwise inclusive categories like humanity. I aim to test consequences of this way of thinking across three experiments. I plan to examine whether the lay public as well as social scientists themselves (over)generalize based on information about men more than women.