Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Emotions--Psychological aspects, Discrimination--Psychological aspects, Empathy, Attribution (Social psychology)
This study asks if infrahumanization a detectable individual trait, and how empathy and emotional literacy predict infrahumanization or emotional bias between groups. Black and white participants did not systematically attribute more distinctly human emotions to characters of different races in a series of vignettes, nor did cognitive empathy, empathic capacity, or anti-social personality traits predict a difference in emotional bias.
Tobin, Courtney, "Measurements of Emotional Attributional Biases : A Confirmatory Study of Infrahumanization" (2017). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 9.