Stigma and empathy: an organising principle for the continuum of social understanding

Finnerty, Samuel (2016) Stigma and empathy: an organising principle for the continuum of social understanding. In: Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, 2016-09-202016-09-21, University College Dublin.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Stigma is a universal social phenomenon of significant importance to our understanding of social cognition. Stigma, and in-group out-group distinctions, have been shown to affect perception of emotions, intentions, and actions of people marked as members of a stigmatized category. Noting the lack of literature that conceptually organizes the concepts of stigma and empathy this paper reviews the relevant literature and proposes an organizing principle. This principle is derived from the continuum of social understanding. This principle states that the amount, and type, of information available on each point of this continuum enables stigmatization and empathy, to greater or lesser degrees.

Item Type:
Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title:
Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
ID Code:
181166
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
09 Dec 2022 16:20
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
09 Dec 2022 16:20