How to Be Less Human
How to be Less Human is a book about human nature by Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old dropout with a tiny conscience. Unlike her peers, she does not have a moral compass, and she is surrounded by people who have no ethics or morals. However, as she begins her life in the real world, she quickly comes to realize that her own lack of morals is the source of her problems.
People who remember being dishonest or unethical tend to attribute less human qualities to themselves. On the other hand, people who recall being honest or obedient attribute more human traits to themselves. While such self-dehumanization may not lead to unethical behavior, it can lead to the development of a less ethical attitude. Kouchaki and colleagues divided their participants into three groups based on their experiences. One group wrote about the times they acted dishonestly, while the other group wrote about a time when they were honest.