To celebrate Psychology Week from 10 to 16 November, ACU is hosting a public lecture on the Melbourne Campus
with Dr Joel Anderson
Dr Joel Anderson is lecturer and researcher in social psychology with a focus on understanding processes that impact minority groups.
The concept of humanity is complex and multi-faceted. While difficult to define, certain attributes are believed to belong solely to humans, separating us from animals and machines. These attributes include complex thoughts, nuanced emotions, and the ability to make moral judgements. However, there are times that these attributes are denied to certain individuals or groups of people. In this public lecture, Dr Anderson will present a theoretical framework commonly used to assess the dehumanisation of others. He will present evidence from studies exploring the dehumanisation process for a series of groups including ethnic minority individuals, sexualised women, asylum seekers, and people living with HIV. He aims to illustrate the mechanisms underpinning dehumanisation, and the consequences of being dehumanised for these at-risk groups of people.
5.30pm for light refreshments and networking
6pm sharp start