S2 E9: Your Mind on Hierarchy, with Dr. Sa-Kiera Hudson
How do you feel about hierarchies? Dr. Sa-Kiera Hudson joins us to discuss how the answer may influence empathy and intergroup conflict. Support for hierarchies can lead not only to reduced empathy, but to increased counter-empathy for competitive groups. We further discuss what happens when hierarchies intersect and how psychology can study multiple identities (race, gender, sexual orientation) simultaneously.
Dr. Sa-Kiera Hudson
Social Dominance Orientation and (Counter-)Empathy
Hudson, S. K. T. J., Cikara, M., & Sidanius, J. (2019). Preference for hierarchy is associated with reduced empathy and increased counter-empathy towards others, especially out-group targets. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, 103871.
Hudson, S. K. T. J., Cikara, M., & Sidanius, J. (2022). Cruelty and indifference are the point: Preference for hierarchy is related to support for policies that harm marginalized groups through feeling both less empathy and more schadenfreude. (Preprint)
Sidanius, J., Hudson, S. K. T., Davis, G., & Bergh, R. (2018). The theory of gendered prejudice: A social dominance and intersectionalist perspective. The Oxford handbook of behavioral political science, 1, 1-35.
Hudson, S. K. T. J., & Ghani, A. (2021). Sexual orientation and race mute the prescriptive nature of gender stereotypes. (Preprint).