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CONFERÊNCIA: The Psychology of Speciesism and its Intersections with Racism and Sexism

No próximo dia 15 de novembro às 14:30 decorre na sala AA2.28 da Ala Autónoma do Iscte-IUL, mais uma conferência do Ciclo de Conferências em Psicologia Ou Outras Ciências Sociais e Humanas do Programa Doutoral em Psicologia. O Dr. Kristof Dhont da Universidade de Kent, Escola de Psicologia, será o orador desta conferência sobre a psicologia do especismo e as suas interseções com o racismo e o sexismo.

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Resumo da Conferência:


Despite being animals, humans distance themselves physically and mentally from (most) other animals and prioritize human interests. We exploit other animals to feed, clothe, and entertain ourselves, to name just a few animal exploitation practices. Such discrimination against other species, or speciesism, is the central focus of the presentation. Drawing on recent scientific findings, I address the psychological connections between speciesism and prejudices such as racism and sexism. Our findings show that those who support animal exploitation also tend to endorse sexist and racist views and rely on the belief in group dominance and human supremacy to justify systems of inequality and oppression. Furthermore, I will present new research showing how sexist views and traditional masculinity distort attitudes towards those who care about animals and refrain from animal product consumption (i.e. vegans).



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