• Vasquez, E., A., Ball, L., Loughnan, S., & Pina, A. (2018). The object of my aggression: Sexual objectification increases physical aggression toward women. Aggressive Behavior, 44 (1), 5-17. [link]                             
  • Prati, F., & Loughnan, S. (2018). Imagined intergroup contact promotes support for human rights through increased humanization. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48 (1), 51-61. [link]                                                                                       
  • Bevens, C., L. Brown, A., L., & Loughnan, S. (2018). The role of self-objectification and women's blame, sympathy, and support for a rape victim. PloS one, 13 (6). [link]


  • Loughnan, S., & Piazza, J. R. (2017). Thinking Morally about Animals. Guilford Press
  • Bastian, B., & Loughnan, S. (2017). Resolving the Meat Paradox: A motivational account of morally troublesome behaviour and its maintenance. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 21 (3), 278-299. [link]

  • Yeung, V., W., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., Lun, V., M., C., & Yeung, S, S. (2017). The Object of my Aggression: Sexual objectification increases physical aggression towards women. Aggressive Behavior. [link]

  • Loughnan, S., & Vaes, J. (2017). Objectification: Seeing and treating people as things. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56 (2), 213-216. [link]

  • Pacilli, M., G., Pagliaro, S., Loughnan, S., Gramazio, S., Spaccatini, F., & Baldry, A., C. (2017). Sexualization reduces helping intentions towards female victims of intimate partner violence through mediation of moral patiency. British Journal of Social Psychology. [link]

  • Rodriguez Bailon, R., Bratanova, B., Willis, G., B., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Sturrock, A., & Loughnan, S. (2017). Social Class and Ideologies of Inequality: how they uphold unequal societies. Journal of Social Issues, 73 (1), 99-116. [link]

  • Loughnan, S., Baldissarri, C., Spaccatini, F., & Elder, L. (2017). Internalizing Objectification: Objectified individuals see themselves as less warm, competent, moral, and human. British Journal of Social Psychology. [link]

  • Yeung, V., W., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., Lun, V., M., C., & Yeung, S., S. (2017). When my object becomes me: The mere ownership of an object elevates domain-specific self-efficacy. Applied Psychology, 66 (4), 710-741. [link]

  • Bottomley, E., & Loughnan, S. (2017). Chickening out of change: Will knowing more about thinking chickens change public perceptions? Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling, 2 (17), 1-4. [link]



  • Piazza, J., & Loughnan, S. (2016) When Meat gets Personal, Animals' Minds Matter Less: Motivated use of intelligence information in judgements of moral standing. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7 (8), 867-874. [link]
  • Bratanova, B., Loughnan, S., Klein, O., Claassen, A., & Wood, R. (2016). Poverty, Inequality, and increased consumption of high calorie food: Experimental evidence for a causal link. Appetite, 100, 162-171. [link]

  • Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2016). How Dehumanization Promotes Harm. The Social Psychology of Good and Evil, 140. [link]

  • Tan, C., S., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Utpala, R., Yeung, V., W., L., De Paoli, T., Loughnan, S., Krug, I. (2016). Western Cultural Identification Explains Variations in the Objectification Model for Eating Pathology across Australian Caucasians and Asian Women. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.


  • Weger, U., W., Loughnan, S., Sharma, D., Gonidis, L. (2015). Virtually Compliant: Immersive video gaming increases conformity to false computer judgements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22 (4), 1111-1116.
  • Piazza, J., Ruby, M., B., Loughnan, S., Luong, M., Kulik, J., Watkins, H., M.,& Seigerman, M. (2015). Rationalizing Meat Consumption. The 4Ns. Appetite, 91, 114-128. [link]

  • Bernard, P., Loughnan, S., Marchal, C., Godart, A., & Klein, O. (2015). The Exonerating effect of Sexual Objectification: Sexual objectification decreases rapist blame in a stranger rape context. Sex Roles, 72 (11-12), 499-508. [link]

  • Weger, U., W. & Loughnan, S. (2015). Using participant choice to enhance memory performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 29 (3), 345-349.

  • Tan, C., Yeung, V., De Paoli, T., Loughnan, S., Krug, I. (2015). The effect of objectifying media images on eating pathology: an experimental study comparing Australian and Asian females. European Psychiatry, 30, 296.

  • Eyssel, F., A., Bentler, D., & Loughnan, S. (2015). Determinants and Measurement of Objectifying Behaviour.

  • Loughnan, S., Fernandez-Campos, S, Vaes, J., Anjum, G., Aziz, M., Harada, C.... Tsuchiya, K. (2015). Exploring the Role of Culture in Sexual Objectification: A seven nations study. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 28 (1), 125-152. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., & Pacilli, M., G. (2014). Seeing (and treating) others as sexual objects: Towards a more complete mapping of sexual objectification. TPM: Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 21 (3). [link]
  • Andighetto, L., Baldissarro, C., Lattanzio, S., Loughnan, S., & Volpato, C. (2014). Human-itarian Aid? Two forms of dehumanization and willingness to help after natural disasters. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53 (3). [link]

  • Vasquez, E., A., Loughnan, S., Gootjes-Dreesbach, E., & Weger, U. (2014). The Animal in you: Animalistic descriptions of a violent crime increases punishment of perpetrator. Aggressive Behavior, 40 (4), 337-344. [link]

  • Downs, J., Vetere, F., Howard, S., Loughnan, S., Smith, W. (2014). Audience Experience in Social Video-gaming: Effects of turn expectation and game physicality. Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems. 3473-3482. [link]

  • Haslam, N., Loughnan, S., & Perry, G. (2014). Meta-Milgram: An empirical synthesis of the obedience experiments. Plos One, 9 (4), e93927. [link]

  • Weger, U., W., & Loughnan, S. (2014). Virtually Numbered: Immersive video-gaming alters real-life experience. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21 (2), 562-565.

  • Loughnan, S., Bastian, B., & Haslam, N. (2014) The Psychology of Eating Animals. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 23 (2), 104-108. [link]

  • Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S., (2014). Dehumanization and Infrahumanization. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 399-423. [link]

  • Vaes, J., Loughnan, S., Puvia, E., Bain, P., Vaes, J., & Leyens, J., P. (2014). The Inhuman Body: When sexual objectification becomes dehumanizing. Humanness and Dehumanization, 186-204. [link]

  • Yeung, W., L., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., Lun, M., C., & Tsuchiya, K. (2014). Mere Possession without Consumption and its related Psychological Illusion. European Association of Social psychology.

  • Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., Sutton, R., M., & Spencer, B. (2014). Dehumanization and Social Class. Social Psychology. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., Pina, A., Vasquez, E., A., & Puvia, E. (2013). Sexual Objectification Increases Rape Victim Blame and Decreases Perceived Suffering. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37 (4), 455-461. [link]
  • Downs, J., Vetere, F., Howard, S., Loughnan, S. (2013). Measuring Audience Experience in Social Video-Gaming. Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration. 217-220. [link]

  • Eyssel, F., & Loughnan, S. (2013). "It Don't Matter If You're Black or White"?. International Conference on Social Robotics, 422-431. [link]

  • Lougnan, S., Bratanova, B., & Kuppens, P. (2013). Toward an Integrated, Causal, and Psychological Model of Climato-Economics, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 36 (5), 496-497.

  • Yeung, W., L., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., Lun, M., C., & Tsuchiya, K. (2013). The Precebo Illusion: How mere possession of an object leads to perceived benefits in the absence of consumption. Swedish Psychological association.

  • Weger, U., W., & Loughnan, S. (2013). Mobilizing Unused Resources: Using the placebo concept to enhance cognitive performance. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66 (1), 23-28. [link]

  • Haslam, N., Loughnan, S., & Holland, E. (2013). The Psychology of Humanness. Objectification and (De) humanization. 25-51. [link]


  • Bratanova, B., Loughnan, S., & Gatersleben, B. (2012) The moral Circle as a Common Motivational Cause of Cross-Situational Pro-Environmentalism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42 (5), 539-545. [link]
  • Bastian, B., Costello, K., Loughnan, S., & Hodson, G. (2012). When Closing the Human-Animal divide Expands Moral Concern: The importance of framing. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 (4), 421-420. [link]

  • Bastian, B., Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., & Radke, H., R., M. (2012). Don't Mind Meat? The denial of mind to animals used for human consumption. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (2), 247-256. [link]

  • Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2012). Prejudice and Dehumanization. Beyond Prejudice: Extending the social psychology of conflict, inequality and social change, 89-104. [link]

  • Haslam, N., Bain, P., Bastian, B., & Loughnan, S. (2012). A Perspective on Dehumanization. Polish Scientific Publishers PWN.

  • Haslam, N., Bastain, B., Laham, S., Loughnan, S. (2012) Humanness, Dehumanization, and Moral Psychology.  The Social Psychology of Morality: Explonring the causes of good and evil, 203-218. [link]

  • Loughnan, S., Bratanova, B., & Puvia, E. (2012) The Meat Paradox: How are we able to love animals and love eating animals? The Inquisitive Mind Italia, 1, 15-18. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., Kuppens, P., Allik, J., Balazs, K., De Lemus, S.,... & Haslam, N. (2011). Economic Inequality is Linked to Biased Self-Perception. Psychological Science, 22 (10), 1254-1258. [link]
  • Haslam, N., Loughnan, S., & Sun, P. (2011). Beastly: What makes animal metaphors offensive? Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30 (3), 311-325. [link]

  • Bratanova, B., Loughnan, S., & Bastian, B. (2011). The Effect of Categorization as Food on the Perceived Moral Standing of Animals. Appetite, 57 (1), 193-196. [link]

  • Bastian, B., Loughnan, S., Koval, P. (2011) Essentialist beliefs predict automatic motor-responses to social categories. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14 (4), 559-567. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., & Bastian, B. (2010). The Role of Meat Consumption in the Denial of Moral Status and Mind to Meat Animals. Appetite, 55 (1), 156-159. [link]
  • Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., Murnane, T., Vaes, J., Reynolds, C., Suitner, C. (2010). Objectification leads to Depersonalization: The Denial of mind and moral concern to objectified others. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40 (5), 709-717. [link]

  • Loughnan, S., Leidner, B., Doron, G., Haslam, N., Kashima, Y., Tong, J., & Yeung, V. (2010) Universal Biases in Self-Perception: Better and more Human than Average. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49 (3), 627-636. [link]

  • Saminaden, A., Loughnan, S., Haslam, N. (2010). Afterimages of Savages: Implicit associations between primitives, animals and children. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49 (1), 91-105. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., Kashima, Y. (2009). Understanding the relationship between attribute-based and metaphor-based dehumanization. Group Processing & Intergroup Relations, 12 (6), 747-762. [link]
  • Kashima, Y., Bain, P., Haslam, N., Peters, K., Laham, S., Whelan, J., Bastian, B., Loughnan, S., Kaufmann, L., & Fernando, J. (2009). Folk Theory of Social Change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12 (4), 227-246. [link]

  • Beatson, R., Loughnan, S., & Halloran, M. (2009). Attitudes Towards Animals: The effect of priming thoughts of human-animal similarities and morality salience on the evaluation of companion animals. Society & Animals, 17 (1), 72-89. [link]


  • Haslam, N., Ban, L., Kafmann, L., Loughnan, S., Peters, K., Whelan, J., & Wilson, S. (2008). What makes and article influential? Predicting impact in social and personality psychology. Scientometrics, 76 (1), 169-185. [link]
  • Haslam, N., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., & Bain, P. (2008). Attributing and Denying Humanness to Others. European Review of Social Psychology, 19 (1), 55-85. [link]

  • Haslam, N., Kashima, Y., Loughnan, S., Shi, J., Suitner, C. (2008). Subhuman, Inhuman and Superhuman: Contrasting humans with nonhumans in three cultures.  Social Cognition, 26 (2), 248-258. [link]

  • Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2008). Attributing aberrant emotionality to others. Fact and Value in Emotion, 4, 139.

  • O'Connor, M., Loughnan, S., & Haslam, N. (2008). The self is implicitly seen as more human than others. Advances in Psychological Research, 53, 171-184. [link]


  • Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S., Reynolds, C., & Wilson, S. (2007). Dehumanization: A new perspective. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1 (1), 409-422. [link]
  • Loughnan, S., & Haslam, N. (2007). Animals and Androids: Implicit associations between social categories and nonhumans. Psychological Science, 18 (2), 116-121. [link]


  • Loughnan, S., Haslam, N. (2006). Differential Attribution of Humanness to Social outgroups and Non-Human Others. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58, 36.

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