- Leland Jasperse, NYU
- Benjamin Stillerman, NYU
- David Amodio, Univ. of Amsterdam
We investigated whether group-based dehumanization occurs even when groups are arbitrary and novel. Participants associated outgroup members with animals to a greater extent than they did ingroup members. This was distinct from well-established ingroup positivity effects, indicating that dehumanization operates separate from, but in tandem with, biased attitudes in basic intergroup contexts.