Fourth year graduate student, Nicole Betz, has been collecting data for an exciting study regarding anthropocentrism in Omnivores and Vegetarians. Anthropocentrism is the tendency to reason about animals by analogy to humans, or assigning human characteristics and behaviors to nonhuman animals as well as believing that humans are significant and incomparable to most or all other species.

Nicole hypothesizes that different populations reason about animals in different ways and these different ways of thinking about animals influence behaviors towards diet and the environment.

We are very excited to analyze the results! Keep posted to hear more about this study soon!