13:00 - 14:00
Zoom (email for link)
Dr Harriet Over
Lectures, talks and seminars
Psychology, Department of
Dr Giulia Poerio email@example.com
Why are out-group members referred to as nonhuman entities? Find out more from Dr Harriet Over.
Psychological models can only help improve intergroup relations if they accurately characterise the mechanisms underlying discrimination. The claim that outgroups suffer dehumanisation is near ubiquitous in the social sciences.
In this seminar Dr Harriet Over will present a series of theoretical and empirical challenges to the dehumanisation hypothesis. Using historical data she will argue that, even in supposedly prototypical examples of extreme dehumanisation, out-group members are not treated like nonhuman entities.
She will then present experimental data demonstrating that although out-group members may be denied some human qualities and states, they are attributed others. She will end the talk by offering an alternative account of why out-group members are sometimes referred to as nonhuman entities.
Dr Harriet Over is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of York.
This seminar will be held on Zoom. To receive a Zoom link please email Dr Giulia Poerio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Matteo Lisi (email@example.com) with the date and title of the seminar you wish to attention.