Animals are diverse: distinct forms of animalized dehumanization

Verónica Sevillano, Susan T. Fiske

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The animal stereotype approach dissolves ‘animals’ into diverse images depending on their species. First, we reviewed recent research showing the attributes socially ascribed to different animal species. Next, we discussed how the animal stereotype approach may complement dehumanization by broadening the distinct forms of animalized dehumanization based on 1) intentions (warm, friendly, and harmful), 2) abilities (perceptual and cognitive), 3) physical appearance (size, aesthetic appeal), 4) affective capacities, 5) physiological needs, and 6) domestic–wild nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101265
JournalCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
StatePublished - Jun 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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