Scientific Publications

All papers can be downloaded on Sci-Hub or Researchgate (some of them directly on this page)

2021

Tskhovrebova, E., Zufferey, S., Gygax, P. (2021). Individual Variations in the Mastery of Discourse Connectives from Teenage Years to Adulthood. Language Learning.

Lombard, A., Huyghe, R. & Gygax. P. (2021). Neological intuition in French: a Study of formal novelty and lexical regularity as predictors. Lingua, 254https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2021.103055s

Wetzel, M., Zufferey, S., & Gygax, P. (2021). Do non-native and unfamiliar accents sound less credible? An examination of the processing fluency hypothesis. The Journal in Support for the Null Hypothesis, 17, 61-70.

Gygax, P., Sato, S., Oetl, A. & Gabriel, U. (2021). The masculine form and its multiple interpretations: a challenge for our cognitive system. Language Sciences, 83https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2020.101328

Simond, A., Molin, A., Sato, S., Jaeggi, T., Gygax, P, & Meuwly, N. (2021). Linking political and feminist ideology with openness towards non-binary gender: The development and initial validation of a scale to measure subjective Openness towards Non-Binary Gender (ONBG). Journal of Gender Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2020.1844644 preprint here

2020

Sato, S., Gygax, P., Randall, J., & Schmidt-Mast, M. (2020). The leaky pipeline in research grant peer review and funding decisions: Challenges and future directions. Higher Education. doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00626-y

Wetzel, M., Zufferey, S., & Gygax, P. (2020). Second language acquisition and the mastery of discourse connectives: assessing the factors that hinder L2-learners from mastering French connectives. Languages, 5, 35. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages5030035

Jäggi, T., Sato, S., Gillioz, C., & Gygax, P. M. (2020). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Psychological Impact of Different Grammaticalizations of the Future. Journal of Cognition, 3, 1-13. http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.100

Bylund, E., Gygax, P., Samuel, S., & Athanasopoulos, P. (2020). Back to the future? The role of temporal focus for mapping time onto space. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73, 174‑182. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021819867624

2019

Gygax, P., Gabriel, U. & Zufferey, S. (2019). Le masculin et ses multiples sens : Un problème pour notre cerveau… et notre société. Savoirs en Prisme, 10, e-publication

Gygax, P., Thomas C., Didierjean, A., & Kuhn, G. (2019). Are women perceived as worse magicians than men? Gender bias when evaluating magic tricks. Social Psychological Bulletin, 14, Article e33574. doi: 10.32872/spb.v14i3.33574

Zufferey, S. & Gygax, P. (2019). Do teenagers know how to use connectives from the written mode? Lingua, doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102779

Kim, J. D., Gygax, P. & Gabriel, U. (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 14 : e0221802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221802

Gygax, P. M., Elmiger, D., Zufferey, S., Garnham, A., Sczesny, S., von Stockhausen, L., Braun, F., & Oakhill, J. (2019). A Language Index of Grammatical Gender dimensions for those interested in the impact of grammatical gender on the way we perceive women and men. Frontiers in Psychology. 10:1604. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01604

Zufferey, S., & Gygax, P. (2019). “Roger broke his tooth. However, he went to the dentist”: Why some readers struggle to evaluate wrong (and right) uses of connectives. Discourse Processes, First View. doi: 10.1080/0163853X.2019.1607446

Gygax P.M., Schoenhals L., Lévy A., Luethold P. and Gabriel U. (2019). Exploring the Onset of a Male-Biased Interpretation of Masculine Generics Among French Speaking Kindergarten Children. Frontiers in Psychology. 10:1225. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01225

Monaco, E., Jost, L. B., Gygax, P. M., & Annoni, J.-M. (2019). Embodied Semantics in a Second Language: Critical Review and Clinical Implications. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00110

2018

Gabriel, U., Gygax, P. & Kuhn, E. (2018). Neutralising linguistic sexism: Promising but cumbersome? Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 21, 844-858. doi: 10.1177/1368430218771742.

Wagner-Egger, P., & Gygax, P. (2018). Diana was not involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks! Or was she? The boomerang effects of newspaper headline. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 77, 15-22

2017

Zufferey, S. & Gygax, P. (2017). Processing explicit and implicit discourse relations in a second language. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1198. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01198 

Gabriel, U., Behne, D., & Gygax, P. (2017). Speech vs. reading comprehension: An explorative study of gender representations in Norwegian. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29, 795-808. doi: 10.1080/20445911.2017.1326923

Sato, Oetl, Gabriel & Gygax (2017). Assessing the impact of gender grammaticization on thought: A psychological and psycholinguistic perspective. Osnabrücker Beiträge zur Sprachtheorie (OBST), 90.

Gillioz, C., & Gygax, P. (2017). The specificity of emotion inferences as a function of emotional contextual support. Discourse Processes, 54, 1-8http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2015.1095597 

2016

Parzuchowski, M, Bocian, K, Gygax, P. (2016). Sizing up objects: the effect of diminutive forms on mood, value and size judgments. Frontiers in Psychology – Language Sciences, 7:1452. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01452 

Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P. (2016). Gender and linguistic sexism. In  H. Giles & A. Maas (Eds). Advances in intergroup Communication. CITY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Gygax, P. M., Garnham, A., & Doehren, S. (2016). What Do True Gender Ratios and Stereotype Norms Really Tell Us? Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition, 1036http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01036

Sato, S., Gygax, P., & Gabriel, U. (2016). Gauging the impact of gender grammaticization in different languages: Application of a linguistic-visual paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology – Language Sciences, 7, 140. 

Sato, S., Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P. (2016). Changing male-dominant representations in German: A study on nominalized adjectives and participles. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, First View. doi: 10.1177/0261927X15625442.

2015

Lévy, A., Gygax, P., & Gabriel, U. & Zesiger, P. (2015). Gender representation in language: The onset of grammar-stereotype interplay in toddlerhood. Journal of Child Language, First View. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S030500091500063X.

Vervecken, D., Gygax, P., Gabriel, U., Guillod, M., Hannover, B. (2015). Warm businessmen, cold housewives? Effects of gender-fair language on adolescents’ perceptions of occupations. Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01437 

Zufferey, S. & Gygax, P. (2015). The role of perspective shifts for the communication and processing of discourse relations. Discourse Processes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2015.1062839.

Garnham, A., Doehren, S. D., & Gygax, P. M. (2015). True gender ratios and stereotype rating norms. Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition, 6 (1023). http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01023 

Zimmermann, R., & Gygax, P. (2015). Women’s endorsement of sexist beliefs directed towards the self and towards other women in general. In L. Faniko., F. Lorenzi-Cioldi, O. Sarrasin,  & E. Mayor (Eds). Men and women in social hierarchies. Bern: Peter Lang Publishers

Gygax, P., & Gillioz, C. (2015). Emotion inferences during reading: Going beyond the tip of the iceberg. In E.J. O’Brien, A.E., Cook,& R.F. Lorch (Eds). Inferences during reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thomas C., Didierjean, A., Maquestiaux, F., and Gygax, P. (2015). Does Magic Offer a Cryptozoology Ground for Psychology. Review of General Psychology, 19, 117-128. 

Wyrobková, A, & Gygax, P. (2015). Human and Man side by side, Woman trapped in a different reality: Word associations in Czech. Journal of Czechoslovac Psychology, 59, 44-56.

2014

Misersky, J., Gygax, P., Canal, P., Gabriel, U., Garnham, A., Braun, F., Chiarini, T., Englund, K., Hanulikova, A., Öttl, A., Valdrova, J., Von Stockhausen, L., & Sczesny, S. (2014)Beauticians are rarely male: Norms on the gender perception of role nouns in Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Slovak. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 841-871. doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0409-z

Lévy, A., Gygax, P., & Gabriel, U., (2014). Fostering the generic interpretation of grammatically masculine forms: When my aunt could be one of the mechanics. The Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 27-38.

2013

Sato, S., Gygax, P., & Gabriel, U. (2013). Grammatical features and their impact on the representation of gender in bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 792-807

Gygax, P.M., Sarrasin, O., Lévy, A., Sato., S., & Gabriel, U. (2013). La représentation mentale du genre pendant la lecture : état actuel de la recherche et directions futures. Journal of French Language Studies, 23, 243-257. 

2012

Gillioz, C., Gygax, P., & Tapiero, I. (2012). Individual differences and emotional inferences during reading comprehension. The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 239-250.

Garnham, A., Gabriel, U., Gygax, P., Sarrasin, O. & Oakhill, J. (2012). Gender representation in language and grammatical cues: When beauticians, musicians and mechanics remain men. Discourse Processes, 49, 481-500

Wagner-Egger, P., Gygax, P., & Ribordy, F. (2012). Racism and judging fouls: The dark side of sport. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 114, 275-289. 

Gygax, P., Gabriel, U., Lévy, A., Pool, E., Grivel, M., & Pedrazzini, E. (2012). The masculine form and its competing interpretations in French: When linking grammatically masculine role names to female referents is difficult. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 395-408. 

Sarrasin, O., Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P.M. (2012). Sexism and attitudes toward nonsexist language: The case of English, French and German. The Swiss Journal of Psychology, 71, 113-124. 

Bosson, M., Maggiori, C., Gygax, P.M., & Gay, C. (2012). Smoking and adolescence: Exploring tobacco consumption and related attitudes in three different age groups in Switzerland. Journal of Youth Studies, 15, 225-240. 

2011

Gygax, P., & Gabriel, U. (2011). Gender representation in language: More than meets the eye. In R. M. Mishra & N. Srinivasan (Eds). Language-cognition interface: State of the art. Munich: Lincom Europa.

2010

Gygax, P., Bosson, M., Gay, C., & Ribordy, F. (2010). Relevance of health warnings on cigarette packages: a psycholinguistic investigation. Health Communication, 25, 397-409.

Gygax, P. (2010). L’inférence émotionnelle durant la lecture et sa composante comportementale. L’Année Psychologique, 2, 253-273. 

2009

Lamontagne-Mueller L. & Gygax, P. (2009). Le modèle social/environnemental du handicap: un outil pour sensibiliser les enseignantes et les enseignants en formation. La Revue des HEP de Suisse romande et du Tessin, 9, 77-95.

Gygax, P., Gabriel, U., Sarrasin, O., Garnham, A. & Oakhill, J. (2009). Some grammatical rules are more difficult than others: The case of the generic interpretation of the masculine. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 24, 235-246.

Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Elosúa de Juan, M.R., Gygax, P., Madden, C. & Mosquero, S. (2009). Narrative text comprehension. Current trends and future research. Pragmatics and Cognition, 17, 77-88. 

2008

Gabriel, U. & Gygax, P. (2008). Can language amendments change gender representation? The case of Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49, 451-457. 

Gygax, P. & Gabriel, U. (2008). Can a group of musicians be composed of women? Generic interpretation of French masculine role names in absence and presence of feminine forms. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 67, 141-153. 

Gygax, P., Wagner-Egger, P., Parris, B., Seiler, R., & Hauert, C.-A. (2008). A psycholinguistic investigation of football players’ mental representations of game situations: Does expertise count? Swiss Journal of Psychology, 67, 85-95. 

Gabriel, U., Gygax, P., Sarrasin, O., Garnham, A. & Oakhill, J. (2008). Au-pairs are rarely male: Role names’ gender stereotype information across three languages. Behavior Research Methods Instruments and Computers, 40, 206-212. 

Gygax, P., Gabriel, U., Sarrasin, O., Garnham, A. & Oakhill, J. (2008). There is no generic masculine in French and German: When beauticians, musicians and mechanics are all men. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23, 464-485. 

2007

Gygax, P., Tapiero, I. & Carruzzo, E. (2007). Emotion inferences during reading comprehension: What evidence can the self-pace reading paradigm provide? Discourse processes, 44, 33-50.

Gygax, P. &  Gesto, N. (2007). Lourdeur de texte et féminisation. L’Année Psychologique, 107, 233-250. 

2005

Gnesa, R., & Gygax, P. (2005). Pertinence des messages de santé : Une étude sur les temps de lecture des phrases à messages préventifs. Bulletin de Psychologie, 58, 233-239.

2004

Gygax, P., Garnham, A. & Oakhill, J. (2004). Understanding Emotions in Text: Readers Do Not Represent Specific Emotions. Language and Cognitive Processes, 19, 613-638. 

2003

Gygax, P., Oakhill, J. & Garnham, A (2003). Emotion in Text Comprehension: Do Readers Infer Specific emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 17, 413-428.