Date of Award

1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

College/School

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department/Program

Psychology

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Kenneth Sumner

Committee Member

Saundra Collins

Committee Member

Daniel Simonet

Subject(s)

Emotions--Psychological aspects, Discrimination--Psychological aspects, Empathy, Attribution (Social psychology)

Abstract

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.

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Psychology Commons

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