Linguist Paul Baker: Sex Differences on a Forum About Anxiety

Paul Baker discussion flyer.
Dr. Paul Baker Discussing Gender and Anxiety

This Friday at 9:00am AZ time, Dr. Paul Baker will be discussing global trends in anxiety and the intersection between anxiety and gender. The WHO estimates over 200 million people around the globe have anxiety, and women are more likely than men to be diagnosed. Some studies suggest that the way people conceptualize their emotions through language impacts whether they develop anxiety.

Dr. Baker has published over twenty books, conducting research on media, gender, sexuality, language, and more. He is a Professor of English Language at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.

The linguistics and applied linguistics / TESOL program in the Department of English at ASU presents this free, open, and virtual talk.

Click here to learn more and register for this event!

Follow Me
Latest posts by Superstition Review (see all)

6 thoughts on “Linguist Paul Baker: Sex Differences on a Forum About Anxiety

  • September 26, 2022 at 1:44 pm
    Permalink

    This is such an interesting topic! I never knew that the development of anxiety- and potentially other mental illnesses- can stem from how people process their emotions. It would be very interesting to see if ideas like the patriarchy and societal constructs of gender impact this conceptualization.

    Reply
    • September 29, 2022 at 2:03 pm
      Permalink

      That’s such a good connection! I think there probably is an impact, but I don’t know how many studies (if any) there are on the topic.

      Reply
  • September 26, 2022 at 9:47 pm
    Permalink

    I am interested to see what they found out in this study. It is interesting to think that women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety. It makes me wonder about how diagnoses are done and how the gender roles impact the affect of anxiety.

    Reply
  • September 27, 2022 at 9:22 am
    Permalink

    I think this topic is relevant to many people. I’m interested by the idea that “the way people conceptualize their emotions through language impacts whether they develop anxiety.” I’ve met a lot of individuals who struggle with anxiety, and this connection between language and emotions seems like something worth exploring.

    Reply
  • September 27, 2022 at 9:43 am
    Permalink

    This topic is very intriguing and I am very interested to see what the results were within this study. I think that there can definitely be differing factors that can separate or the same between genders based on life experiences and how one specific gender is treated. It is not surprising that more women are diagnosed than men but I would love to learn more about why.

    Reply
  • September 27, 2022 at 11:06 am
    Permalink

    Very interesting topic! As someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m curious about both the study and this discussion, especially from the intersection of gender and anxiety. I never knew that women suffered from anxiety more than men—that’s sad 🙁

    Reply

Leave a Reply