Journal article

Recent research on dehumanization

Nick Haslam, Michelle Stratemeyer

CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Dehumanization has been a lively focus of social psychology research for the past decade and a half, and novel theoretical and empirical contributions have appeared at a rapid rate. The present review updates earlier overviews by calling attention to key developments over the past two years. The review indicates that researchers have broken new ground in recognizing the range of targets of dehumanization, the diversity of factors that contribute to it, the effects that it accounts for, and the implications and consequences that it has for intergroup relations. Theorists have also enhanced our understanding of how dehumanization phenomena can be conceptualized, assessed, and evaluated. These ..

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