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The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism

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We introduce and investigate the philosophical concept of 'speciesism' -the assignment of different moral worth based on species membership -as a psychological construct. In five studies, using both general population samples online and student samples, we show that speciesism is a measurable, stable construct with high interpersonal differences, that goes along with a cluster of other forms of prejudice, and is able to predict real-world decision-making and behavior. In Study 1 we present th...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1037/pspp0000182

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9373-9549
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Journal website
Publication date:
2018-03-08
Acceptance date:
2017-11-17
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EISSN:
1939-1315
ISSN:
0022-3514
Pmid:
29517258
Source identifiers:
828567
Language:
English
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uuid:2feadf1a-8d3f-4030-946e-a524495b385a
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pubs:828567
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2018-08-31

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