Year of Publication
Master of Science (MS)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Will Gervais
Research on the dark side of religion has recently found evidence that anti-atheist prejudice is embedded in distrust (Gervais et al, 2011). Anti-atheist prejudice though old in its form, has only been systemically researched on over the last couple of years. This study seeks to extend on research in anti-atheist prejudice by examining religious dehumanization of atheists in comparison with other religious outgroups – gays and Muslims. Study 1 utilized a two factor model of dehumanization (Haslam, 2006) to examine dehumanization. Study 2 serves as a conceptual replication and extension using two different measures of dehumanization. Study 1 failed to find support for religious dehumanization while study 2 found partial support.
Ng, Ben Kok Leong, "ON A(PE)THEISM: RELIGIOUS DEHUMANIZATION OF ATHEISTS AND OTHER OUTGROUPS" (2015). Theses and Dissertations--Psychology. 79.