Dehumanization: An Integrative Review

  title={Dehumanization: An Integrative Review},
  author={Nick Haslam},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={252 - 264}
  • N. Haslam
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • 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… 

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