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the process by which stigmatized groups are placed "outside the boundary in which moral values, rules, and considerations of fairness apply"
Haslam's theoretical perspectives on dehumanization
- 1) dehumanized groups are placed beyond the boundaries of moral consideration
- 2) dehumanization is an important precondition or consequence of violence
- 3) dehumanization accompanies extremely negative evaluations
- 4) dehumanization is conceived as a motivated phenomenon that serves individual, interpersonal, or intergroup functions
refers to the tendency to attribute more 'humanness' to one's in-group than to out-groups
what are the neural reigions that correlate with the dimensions of human perception that differentiate dehumanized targets?
this correlated with activation in parts of the brain implicated in social-cognition