Why factual appeals about the abilities of sheep may fail

Gradidge, Sarah and Zawisza, Magdalena (2019) Why factual appeals about the abilities of sheep may fail. Animal Sentience, 25. p. 42. ISSN 2377-7478

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Marino & Merskin (2019) express hope that providing people with positive information about the abilities of sheep (factual appeals) will improve perceptions of them and thus improve their welfare. However, these factual appeals can, and do, fail to change perceptions of animals. This commentary considers why and when factual appeals fail, and with whom they may be effective.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: speciesism, factual appeal, psychology, motivated cognition, self-relevance, sheep, direct strategies, indirect strategies, dissociation, denial of animal mind, denial of animal suffering
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 08:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704626

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