Ability to Dehumanize Immigrants Stems From a Unique Part of the Brain

“High dehumanization and low prejudice is the perfect profile of paternalism,” Emile Bruneau, Ph.D., said in the statement. He explains that Americans who can accept Trump’s zero tolerance policy might not do so out of hatred but because they think doing so is...

To Stop Collective Blame of Muslims, Reference Christian Terrorists

The month following the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, incidents of hate crimes in the United States against Muslims spiked to 45, up from an average of 13 monthly incidents the previous four years, according to FBI data. However, after the 2017 Las Vegas...

The Best Way to Combat Anti-Muslim Bias

New research finds that directly hinting at the hypocrisy of an Islamophobic stance can make people reconsider that position. Read Article Here

Emile Bruneau on 3-Minute Storyteller

Have you ever used social media to try to influence your friends? Did you ever wonder if your posts have the intended effect of changing minds or...

The Good and Bad of Empathy

New insights into the underpinnings of empathy might help us harness the emotion—just when we need it the most  Last year a striking video made its way around the Internet. In it, male sports fans sat, one at a time, opposite a female sports reporter who had been the...