Thinking of Person As Object By Gender

  • 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 Talk Different — Like a Wolf


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.

“If the members of a group have common interests, then the keys to good collective decision-making are to ensure the group contains diverse members and an impartial leader — and conducts open debates.”


Power/Wealth, Alcohol, Anonominity > Disinhibition = Trouble


“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