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Jeroen Vaes

Jeroen Vaes

My research mainly focuses on the study of humanness as a fundamental dimension of social judgment. People tend to scale their fellow human beings on the human dimension giving full humanness to some, while seeing others as lesser human beings.

I study this dimension in different contexts like intergroup relations (i.e., processes of infrahumanization and dehumanization), in the realm of female sexual objectification, and in the relationship between health care workers and patients.

In my work, the aim is to understand both the cognitive and motivational processes that underlie processes of dehumanization and its consequences.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Social Effects of Mass Media
  • Social Psychology of Health

Jeroen Vaes
Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
University of Trento
Corso Bettini
38068 Trento

  • Phone: +39 0464 808639

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