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Thursday, June 9 • 10:30 - 11:30
Why Do We Dehumanize People While Humanizing Animals? Toward a Social Psychology of Humanness Attribution LIMITED

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"Humanness (noun): the quality or state of being human" (Webster Dictionary). This simple definition seems to be very objective and easy to apply. However, there are many instances where humanness is not always associated to humans and sometimes more associated to non-humans. Social psychology research is rich of theories and empirical findings that examine the processes of dehumanization, self-dehumanization, humanization, anthropomorphism, self-objectification, and other humanness-related processes. Very often these processes are examined separately and in specific contexts, such as intergroup dynamics and interpersonal relations. The ambitious aim of this symposium is to combine all these processes and proposes a common mechanism. Through three different but interrelated talks, the symposium will lead to an integrative perspective on humanness that will shed a new light on research in social psychology.

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Frederick Grouzet

Associate Professor, University of Victoria

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Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

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