- the more women distanced themselves from sexually objectified women the more they dehumanized them
- men’s sexual attraction moderated their tendency to dehumanize female targets
- only sexually objectified women are dehumanized by both men and women but for different reasons.
- Whereas sexual attraction shifts a men’s focus of a female target away from her personality onto her body triggering a dehumanization process
- women are more inclined to dehumanize their sexually objectified counterparts the more they distance themselves from these sexualized representations of their gender category.
Psychopaths (relative to their counterparts)
- included more rational cause-and-effect descriptors (e.g., ‘because’, ‘since’),
- focused on material needs (food, drink, money)
- contained fewer references to social needs (family, religion/spirituality).
- contained a higher frequency of disfluencies (‘uh’, ‘um’) indicating that describing such a powerful, ‘emotional’ event to another person was relatively difficult for them.
- used more past tense and less present tense verbs in their narrative, indicating a greater psychological detachment from the incident, and their language was less emotionally intense and pleasant.
“Power (wealth?), intoxication, and anonymity produce similar social behaviors – for better or worse:
- All three states work to break down inhibitions in a person
- Thus triggering the most prominent response in any given situation regardless of the consequences
- As a result, alcohol, power, and anonymity can all inspire heroism and hedonism in the same person depending on the context.”
“Disinhibition occurs when the forces that normally constrain behaviour are temporarily removed, allowing a person’s initial impulses to be expressed without hesitation, regardless of the consequence.” Continue reading