Promoting beliefs in the inalienability of human rights by attributing uniquely human emotions through multiple categorization


The combination of multiple categorization (i.e., the use of multiple criteria to define others) and human identity-the superordinate group of human beings-has recently been highlighted as a method to reduce implicit (i.e., attribution of secondary emotions) and explicit (i.e., attribution of human rights) dehumanization towards Blacks. In two studies aimed to replicate such evidence the mediating role of secondary emotions in explaining the impact of multiple and human categorization in reducing dehumanization was assessed. The role of implicit cognition such as attribution of secondary emotions in leading people to attribute human rights to minorities is discussed.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Social Psychology on 28/06/2017, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: secondary emotions,dehumanization,human rights,multiple categorizations,racial prejudice
Publication ISSN: 1940-1183
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 07:20
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 13:15
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-05-04
Published Online Date: 2017-06-28
Accepted Date: 2017-05-25
Submitted Date: 2016-10-06
Authors: Albarello, Flavia
Crisp, Richard J.
Rubini, Monica



Version: Accepted Version

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