Infrahumanization or familiarity? Attribution of uniquely human emotions to the self, the ingroup, and the outgroup.

@article{Cortes2005InfrahumanizationOF,
  title={Infrahumanization or familiarity? Attribution of uniquely human emotions to the self, the ingroup, and the outgroup.},
  author={Brezo P Cortes and St{\'e}phanie Demoulin and R. Torre Alonso – D. Metola Rodr{\'i}guez and Armando Rodriguez and J P Leyens},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={243-53}
}
People attribute more secondary emotions to their ingroup than to outgroups. This effect is interpreted in terms of infrahumanization theory. Familiarity also could explain this differential attribution because secondary emotions are thought to be less visible and intense than primary ones. This alternative explanation to infrahumanization was tested in three studies. In Study 1, participants attributed, in a between-participants design, primary and secondary emotions to themselves, to their… CONTINUE READING

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