Humanness and Dehumanization

Humanness and Dehumanization

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What does it mean to be human? Why do people dehumanize others (and sometimes themselves)? These questions have only recently begun to be investigated in earnest within psychology. This volume presents the latest thinking about these and related questions from research leaders in the field of humanness and dehumanization in social psychology and related disciplines. Contributions provide new insights into the history of dehumanization, its different types, and new theories are proposed for when and why dehumanization occurs. While peoplea€™s views about what humanness is, and who has it, have long been known as important in understanding ethnic conflict, contributors demonstrate its relevance in other domains, including medical practice, policing, gender relations, and our relationship with the natural environment. Cultural differences and similarities in beliefs about humanness are explored, along with strategies to overcome dehumanization. In highlighting emerging ideas and theoretical perspectives, describing current theoretical issues and controversies and ways to resolve them, and in extending research to new areas, this volume will influence research on humanness and dehumanization for many years.The popular 1980smovie RoboCop (Davison, 1987) takes place in thecity of Detroit, Michigan, inthe (then) not-so-distant ... The Seattle Police DepartmentAls Policy and Procedure Manual (2012), for example, has severalentire sectionson anbsp;...

Title:Humanness and Dehumanization
Author: Paul G. Bain, Jeroen Vaes, Jacques Philippe Leyens
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2013-10-30

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