Prejudice and intergroup conflict remain substantial social problems across the globe. Perceiving others as ‘less than human’ appears to be an integral aspect of intergroup bias. In this talk, I discuss our recent research investigating the origins of dehumanisation in development. I reflect upon the relationship between dehumanisation and key topics in the study of social cognitive development such as theory of mind. I end by discussing the implications of this work for research-led interventions to encourage more positive intergroup relations.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm