Background and activities
Ute Gabriel holds a doctorate in psychology from Technische Universität Berlin (Germany; graduated in 1998), and a habilitation degree from Universität Bern (Switzerland; graduated in 2005). In her career, she held research positions at Universität Bonn (Germany; 1993-1995) and at Kriminologisches Forschungsinstitutt Hannover (Germany; 1995-1998) before taking a position as lecturer, and later senior lecturer, at Universität Bern (Switzerland; 1998-2006). She joined NTNU in 2006 as a professor in the Department of Psychology. She was Deputy Head of Department from 2010 to 2013, and Head of Department from 2017 until December 2021.
Her research foci have been in social psychology, and in psychology and law. She has served as Guest Editor for the Swiss Journal of Psychology, and as Associate Editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology. She has received grants from the Swiss National Foundation, the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (Marie Curie ITN), and the Norwegian Research Council (FriPro), among others.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2022) The masculine bias in fully gendered languages and ways to avoid it: A study on gender neutral forms in Québec and Swiss French. Journal of French Language Studies.
- (2022) Vocational aspirations and gender: Fighting the normative impact of language and stereotypes. Gender and Education in Luxembourg and Beyond. Local Challenges and New Perspectives.
- (2021) Le cerveau pense-t-il au masculin ? - Cerveau, langage et représentations sexistes. 2021. ISBN 9782321016892.
- (2020) The masculine form in grammatically gendered languages and its multiple interpretations: a challenge for our cognitive system. Language Sciences.
- (2019) Exploring the onset of a male-biased interpretation of masculine generics among French speaking kindergarten children. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 10.
- (2019) Le masculin et ses multiples sens : Un problème pour notre cerveau… et notre société. Savoirs En Prisme (SEP).
- (2019) Testing the effectiveness of the Internet-based instrument PsyToolkit: A comparison between web-based (PsyToolkit) and lab-based (E-Prime 3.0) measurements of response choice and response time in a complex psycholinguistic task. PLOS ONE. vol. 14 (9).
- (2019) Stimulus-Response Compatibility: The Role of Category Structure. International Convention of Psychological Science . Association for Psychological Science; Paris. 2019-03-07 - 2019-03-09.
- (2019) Word-to-image priming of gender information: Beyond binary response designs. Tagung Experimentell arbeitender Psychologen . London Metropolitan University; London. 2019-04-15 - 2019-04-17.
- (2018) Neutralising linguistic sexism: Promising but cumbersome?. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. vol. 21 (5).
- (2018) PsyToolkit: Testing the replicability of web-based results in a laboratory setting. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen . Philipps Universität; Marburg. 2018-03-11 - 2018-03-14.
- (2018) Structural similarities between response categories and response layout facilitate processing of overlapping categories. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen . Philipps Universität; Marburg. 2018-03-11 - 2018-03-14.
- (2017) Is Saying “No” to a Request a Subtle Form of Discrimination Against Lesbians and Gay Men? A Fresh Look at Old Findings. Intergroup Helping.
- (2017) Social-cognitive correlates of cross-linguistic variation in genderisation. International Scientific Workshop on Experimental Studies of Language and Speech. Bilingualism and Multilingualism (E-SoLaS) . Tomsk State University; Tomsk. 2017-10-09 - 2017-10-10.
- (2017) Speech vs. reading comprehension: an explorative study of gender representations in Norwegian. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. vol. 29 (7).
- (2017) Assessing the impact of gender grammaticization on thought: A psychological and psycholinguistic perspective. OBST 90: Sprache und Geschlecht. Band 1: Sprachpolitiken und Grammatik.