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Psychological essentialism and stereotype endorsement
Research on implicit person theories shows that people who believe that human attributes are immutable (“entity theorists”) are particularly prone to endorse social stereotypes and to explain themExpand
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When group membership gets personal: a theory of identity fusion.
Identity fusion is a relatively unexplored form of alignment with groups that entails a visceral feeling of oneness with the group. This feeling is associated with unusually porous, highly permeableExpand
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Don’t Mind Meat? The Denial of Mind to Animals Used for Human Consumption
Many people like eating meat, but most are reluctant to harm things that have minds. The current three studies show that this dissonance motivates people to deny minds to animals. Study 1Expand
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More human than you: attributing humanness to self and others.
People typically evaluate their in-groups more favorably than out-groups and themselves more favorably than others. Research on infrahumanization also suggests a preferential attribution of theExpand
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The Discrete Emotions Questionnaire: A New Tool for Measuring State Self-Reported Emotions
Several discrete emotions have broad theoretical and empirical importance, as shown by converging evidence from diverse areas of psychology, including facial displays, developmental behaviors, andExpand
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Cleansing the Soul by Hurting the Flesh
Pain purifies. History is replete with examples of ritualized or self-inflicted pain aimed at achieving purification (Glucklich, 2001). Some people feel that they can achieve reparation for theirExpand
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Big Five traits mediate associations between values and subjective well-being
Abstract Traits and values have both been shown to predict subjective well-being (SWB), but the two sets of predictors have rarely been investigated together. A study of 180 undergraduates comparedExpand
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Feeling bad about being sad: the role of social expectancies in amplifying negative mood.
Our perception of how others expect us to feel has significant implications for our emotional functioning. Across 4 studies the authors demonstrate that when people think others expect them not toExpand
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The Roles of Dehumanization and Moral Outrage in Retributive Justice
When innocents are intentionally harmed, people are motivated to see that offenders get their “just deserts”. The severity of the punishment they seek is driven by the perceived magnitude of the harmExpand
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What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice.
We sought to identify the mechanisms that cause strongly fused individuals (those who have a powerful, visceral feeling of oneness with the group) to make extreme sacrifices for their group. A largeExpand
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