Fachbereichskolloquium: Dr. Nour Kteily

„Darker Demons of our Nature: The Prevalence and Po-tency of Blatant Forms of Dehumanization”


20. April 2022 16:15 – 20. April 2022 17:45
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Online: https://uni-marburg.de/vMZXf

Although dehumanization research first emerged following the overt and con-scious denials of humanity present during war and genocide, modern dehu-manization research largely examines more subtle and implicit forms of de-humanization in more everyday settings. I argue for the need to re-orient the research agenda towards understanding when and why individuals blatantly dehumanize others. I review recent research in a range of contexts suggesting that blatant dehumanization is surprisingly prevalent and potent, uniquely predicting aggressive intergroup attitudes and behavior beyond subtle forms of dehumanization and outgroup dislike, and promoting vicious cycles of con-flict. I also discuss recent intervention efforts aimed at reducing blatant dehu-manization and its consequences.


Dr. Nour Kteily, Northwestern University, USA