Human Attitude toward Reptiles: A Relationship between Fear, Disgust, and Aesthetic Preferences
| Contributor(s):: Markéta Janovcová, Silvie Rádlová, Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláˇcková, Šárka Peléšková, Barbora Žampachová, Daniel Frynta, Eva Landová
Focusing on one group of animals can bring interesting results regarding our attitudes toward them and show the key features that our evaluation of such animals is based on. Thus, we designed a study of human perception of all reptiles focusing on the relationship between perceived fear,...
Transgressive Little Pests: Hiker Descriptions of “Shelter Mice” on the Appalachian Trail
| Contributor(s):: Marx, Kate
Running between Springer Mountain in the state of Georgia, and Mount Katahdin in Maine, the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a more than 2,000 mile long “wilderness” corridor in the United States. People aiming to undertake a trek of the entire length of the trail can expect to spend approximately six...
Ethanol and a chemical from fox faeces modulate exploratory behaviour in laboratory mice
| Contributor(s):: Grau, Carlos, Leclercq, Julien, Descout, Estelle, Teruel, Eva, Bienboire-Frosini, Cécile, Pageat, Patrick
Mice are macrosmatic animals that use olfaction as their main source of information to increase fitness; they process predator cues to assess risk, and plants and fruit cues to find nutritional resources and assess their quality or toxicity. In this study, we examined the effects of ethanol as an...
Learning to Be Affected: Subjectivity, Sense, and Sensibility in Animal Rights Activism
| Contributor(s):: Hansson, N., Jacobsson, K.
Becoming an animal rights activist is not just a process of identity change and re-socialization but also implies, as this article suggests, a "re-engineering" of affective cognitive repertoires and processes of "sensibilization" in relation to nonhuman animals. Activists thereby develop their...
Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals
| Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.
Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...
New Zealand Vegetarians: At Odds with Their Nation
| Contributor(s):: Potts, A., White, M.
Origin of adult animal rights lifestyle in childhood responsiveness to animal suffering
| Contributor(s):: Pallotta, N. R.
The behavioral immune system (and why it matters)
| Contributor(s):: Schaller, Mark, Park, Justin H.