Dehumanization: An Integrative Review

  title={Dehumanization: An Integrative Review},
  author={N. Haslam},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={252 - 264}
  • N. Haslam
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
  • The concept of dehumanization lacks a systematic theoretical basis, and research that addresses it has yet to be integrated. Manifestations and theories of dehumanization are reviewed, and a new model is developed. Two forms of dehumanization are proposed, involving the denial to others of 2 distinct senses of humanness: characteristics that are uniquely human and those that constitute human nature. Denying uniquely human attributes to others represents them as animal-like, and denying human… CONTINUE READING

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