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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (7) : 1267-1279     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01267
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Dehumanization: Theoretical Comparison and Application
YANG Wenqi1; JIN Shenghua1; HE Surina1; ZHANG Xiaoxue2; FAN Qian1
(1 School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China)
(2 School of Environmental Science and Public Health, Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang 325035, China)
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As one of important psychological phenomena of human society, dehumanization—the reduced perception of person’s humanity—has been paid attention by psychologists in recent years. In the field of social psychology, four most representative theories of dehumanization are “the infrahumanization theory”, “the dual model of dehumanization”, “the stereotype content theory” and “the mind perception theory”, which have distinctive theoretical bases and predictions. The latest empirical researches mostly focus on four fields: race and ethnicity, perception of women, medical treatment and social justice. Further researches on dehumanization can be improved in the following aspects, including 1) self-humanization, 2) perspective of being dehumanized, 3) perceptions of animals and 4) objectification.

Keywords dehumanization      infrahumanization      objectification      stereotype content      mind perception     
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Issue Date: 15 July 2015
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YANG Wenqi,JIN Shenghua,HE Surina, et al. Dehumanization: Theoretical Comparison and Application[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(7): 1267-1279.
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