Jasmin Bernotat, M.Sc.

CITEC Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld



Room: 2.219
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-12114
Email: jbernotat'at'cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)


About me

Since September 2015 I am a scientific employee and doctoral student in the work group “Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research Lab”. I work in projects “Cognitive Service Robotics Apartment as Ambient Host” (CSRA) and “Experimental Psychologic Gender Research”. I did my Bachelor degree (2012) and Master degree (2015) in Psychology at Bielefeld University. During my Master degree, I worked as a research assistant in the “Language & Cognition” work group at CITEC and in the project “Social mobilization strategies in the field of climate protection policy” at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.


My doctoral project

My doctoral project is at an interplay between gender research, psycholinguistics, and social robotics. Using the eye tracking method, more precisely the visual-world-paradigm (Cooper, 1974), I investigate how gender stereotypes impact language processing. According to the visual-world-paradigm, people look to what they listen. What people listen to and what they actually understand is influenced by their general world knowledge and by stereotypes. Thus, expectedly people look toward a male character depicted besides a female character as soon as they listen to a stereotypical male adverb (e.g., competent), even before it is known from the sentence to whom this adverb refers (see Bernotat, Guerra, Bohner, & Eyssel, 2016). On one hand, I investigate if gendered adverbs influence participants’ gaze-direction. On the other hand, using the visual-world-paradigm I investigate if robots are associated with gender, gendered tasks, and professions, and if the same gender stereotypes are activated toward robots than toward humans.


My work in the „Cognitive Service Robotics Apartment as Ambient Host“ (CSRA)

CSRA is an interdisciplinary research project in which computer scientists, linguists, and psychologists work together to implement an intelligent apartment lab. I represent the evaluation group which investigates how users intuitively interact with an intelligent environment, which control systems they prefer, and how they want to use them (see Bernotat et al., 2016). Moreover, I investigate how to design a robot in a user-friendly manner so that it could be integrated within the intelligent apartment lab.


Research interests

  • Influence of gender stereotypes on language processing
  • Trust in HRI
  • Influence of user characteristics and stereotypes on HRI in Smart home contexts




ICSR 2017 Best Paper Finalist Award


Invited Talks

2016: „Neue Blickwinkel auf das ‚Wir‘ und ‚die Anderen‘“ („New perspectives on the ‘we’ and ‘the others’”) in seminars on healthy life by “Wissenswerkstatt” of the Impuls institute of education.



Empirical seminar 2016/2017 on eye tracking studies on gender stereotypes in language processing.