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Dimensions of Mind Perception
Participants compared the mental capacities of various human and nonhuman characters via online surveys. Factor analysis revealed two dimensions of mind perception, Experience (for example, capacityExpand
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Feeling robots and human zombies: Mind perception and the uncanny valley
The uncanny valley-the unnerving nature of humanlike robots-is an intriguing idea, but both its existence and its underlying cause are debated. We propose that humanlike robots are not onlyExpand
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Moral typecasting: divergent perceptions of moral agents and moral patients.
  • Kurt Gray, D. Wegner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 March 2009
Moral agency is the capacity to do right or wrong, whereas moral patiency is the capacity to be a target of right or wrong. Through 7 studies, the authors explored moral typecasting-an inverseExpand
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Mind Perception Is the Essence of Morality
Mind perception entails ascribing mental capacities to other entities, whereas moral judgment entails labeling entities as good or bad or actions as right or wrong. We suggest that mind perception isExpand
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Causes and consequences of mind perception
Perceiving others' minds is a crucial component of social life. People do not, however, always ascribe minds to other people, and sometimes ascribe minds to non-people (e.g. God, gadgets). ThisExpand
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Blaming God for Our Pain: Human Suffering and the Divine Mind
  • Kurt Gray, D. Wegner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 February 2010
Believing in God requires not only a leap of faith but also an extension of people’s normal capacity to perceive the minds of others. Usually, people perceive minds of all kinds by trying toExpand
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More than a body: mind perception and the nature of objectification.
According to models of objectification, viewing someone as a body induces de-mentalization, stripping away their psychological traits. Here evidence is presented for an alternative account, where aExpand
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The Theory of Dyadic Morality: Reinventing Moral Judgment by Redefining Harm
The nature of harm—and therefore moral judgment—may be misunderstood. Rather than an objective matter of reason, we argue that harm should be redefined as an intuitively perceived continuum. ThisExpand
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Paying it forward: generalized reciprocity and the limits of generosity.
When people are the victims of greed or recipients of generosity, their first impulse is often to pay back that behavior in kind. What happens when people cannot reciprocate, but instead have theExpand
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The myth of harmless wrongs in moral cognition: Automatic dyadic completion from sin to suffering.
When something is wrong, someone is harmed. This hypothesis derives from the theory of dyadic morality, which suggests a moral cognitive template of wrongdoing agent and suffering patient (i.e.,Expand
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