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Articles on Attitudes Towards Animals

This is a collection of articles on Attitudes Towards Animals from the Society & Animals Journal in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship.   Society & Animals is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities.


Díaz, E. M. (2019). Emerging Attitudes towards Nonhuman Animals among Spanish University Students. society & animals27(2), 197-223.

Römpke, A. K. (2019). Adaptation of the Pet Attitude Scale to German. Society & Animals27(1), 11-24.

Kupsala, S., Vinnari, M., Jokinen, P., & Räsänen, P. (2016). Public perceptions of mental capacities of nonhuman animals: Finnish population survey. Society & Animals24(5), 445-466.

Lutz, B. J. (2016). Sympathy, Empathy, and the Plight of Animals on Factory Farms. Society & Animals24(3), 250-268.

Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., & Orihuela, A. (2015). Farm Animal Welfare and Children, Society & Animals23(4), 363-378.

Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Parker, M. O., Wathes, C. M., & Abeyesinghe, S. M. (2015). Adolescents Care but Don’t Feel Responsible for Farm Animal Welfare, Society & Animals23(3), 269-297.

Wilson, M., & Peden, E. (2015). Aggression and Hunting Attitudes, Society & Animals23(1), 3-23.

Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2014). Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers. Society & Animals22(6), 580-601.

Endenburg, N., van Lith, H. A., & Kirpensteijn, J. (2014). Longitudinal study of Dutch children’s attachment to companion animals. Society & Animals22(4), 390-414.

Faver, C. A., & Muñoz, J. D. (2014). Orientations to nonhuman animal welfare: A view from the border. Society & Animals22(4), 372-389.

Bergeaud-Blackler, F., Zivotofsky, A. Z., & Miele, M. (2013). Knowledge and attitudes of European kosher consumers as revealed through focus groups. Society & Animals21(5), 425-442.

Richards, E., Signal, T., & Taylor, N. (2013). A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts—farmers and meatworkers. Society & Animals21(4), 395-413.

Campbell, M. (2013). The Relevance of Age and Gender for Public Attitudes to Brown Bears (Ursus arctos), Black Bears (Ursus americanus), and Cougars (Puma concolor) in Kamloops, British Columbia, Society & Animals21(4), 341-359.

Gabriel, K. I., Rutledge, B. H., & Barkley, C. L. (2012). Attitudes on animal research predict acceptance of genetic modification technologies by university undergraduates. Society & Animals20(4), 381-400.

Randler, C., Hummel, E., & Prokop, P. (2012). Practical work at school reduces disgust and fear of unpopular animals. Society & Animals20(1), 61-74.

Eckardt Erlanger, A. C., & Tsytsarev, S. V. (2012). The Relationship between Empathy and Personality in Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes toward Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals20(1), 21-38.

Malamud, R., Lilienfeld, S. O., Broglio, R., Nobis, N., & Marino, L. (2011). Strong Claims, Feeble Evidence: A Rejoinder to Falk et al. (2010), Society & Animals19(3), 291-293.

Tomažič, I. (2011). Seventh Graders’ Direct Experience with, and Feelings toward, Amphibians and Some Other Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals, 19(3), 225-247.

Bard, K., Knight, S., Vrij, A., & Brandon, D. (2010). Human Rights, Animal Wrongs? Exploring Attitudes toward Animal Use and Possibilities for Change, Society & Animals18(3), 251-272.

Malamud, R., Broglio, R., Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Nobis, N. (2010). Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study, Society & Animals18(2), 126-138.

Campbell, M., & Lancaster, B. L. (2010). Public attitudes toward black bears (Ursus americanus) and cougars (Puma concolor) on Vancouver Island. Society & Animals18(1), 40-57.

Pulcino, R., & Henry, B. (2009). Individual difference and study-specific characteristics influencing attitudes about the use of animals in medical research. Society & Animals17(4), 305-324.

Özel, M., Prokop, P., & Uşak, M. (2009). Cross-cultural comparison of student attitudes toward snakes. Society & Animals17(3), 224-240.

Loughnan, S., Halloran, M., & Beatson, R. (2009). Attitudes toward animals: The effect of priming thoughts of human-animal similarities and mortality salience on the evaluation of companion animals. Society & Animals17(1), 72-89.

Henry, B. (2009). Can attitudes about animal neglect be differentiated from attitudes about animal abuse?. Society & Animals17(1), 21-37.

Eliason, S. (2008). A Statewide Examination of Hunting and Trophy Nonhuman Animals: Perspectives of Montana Hunters, Society & Animals16(3), 256-278.

Sorge, C. (2008). The Relationship Between Bonding with Nonhuman Animals and Students’ Attitudes Toward Science, Society & Animals16(2), 171-184.

Henry, B., & Sanders, C. (2007). Bullying and animal abuse: Is there a connection?. Society & Animals15(2), 107-126.

Taylor, N., & Signal, T. (2006). Attitudes to animals in the animal protection community compared to a normative community sample. Society & Animals14(3), 265-274.

Taylor, N., & Signal, T. (2006). Attitudes to animals: Demographics within a community sample. Society & Animals14(2), 147-157.

Henderson, A., & Anderson, M. (2005). Pernicious Portrayals: The impact of children’s attachment to animals of fiction on animals of fact. Society & Animals13(4), 297-314.

Burrows, T., & Fielding, W. (2005). Views of College Students on Pit Bull “Ownership”: New Providence, The Bahamas, Society & Animals13(2), 139-152.

Vollum, S., Longmire, D., & Buffington-Vollum, J. (2004). Moral disengagement and attitudes about violence toward animals. Society & Animals12(3), 209-235.

Templer, D., Arikawa, H., Canfield, M., Munsell, K., & Tangan, K. (2004). Modification of the pet attitude scale. Society & Animals12(2), 137-142.

Goedeke, T. (2004). In the Eye of the Beholder: Changing Social Perceptions of the Florida Manatee, Society & Animals12(2), 99-116.

Al-Fayez, G., Arikawa, H., Awadalla, A., & Templer, D. (2003). Companion animal attitude and its family pattern in Kuwait. Society & Animals11(1), 17-28.

Herzog, H., & Dorr, L. (2000). Electronically available surveys of attitudes toward animals. Society & Animals8(2), 183-190.

Kruse, C. R. (1999). Gender, views of nature, and support for animal rights. Society & Animals7(3), 179-198.

Kruse, C. R. (1998). Who Said That? Status Presentation in Media Accounts of the Animal Experimentation Debate, Society & Animals6(3), 235-243.

Galvin, S. L., & Herzog, H. A. (1998). Attitudes and dispositional optimism of animal rights demonstrators. Society & Animals6(1), 1-11.

Raupp, C. D., Oliver, J. A., & Barlow, M. (1997). Perceptions of family violence: Are companion animals in the picture?. Society & Animals5(3), 219-237.

Herzog, H. A., & Mathews, S. (1997). Personality and attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Society & Animals5(2), 169-175.

Lassiter, U., Wolch, J. R., & Gullo, A. (1997). Changing attitudes toward California’s cougars. Society & Animals5(2), 95-116.

Hepper, P. G., & Wells, D. L. (1997). Pet ownership and adults’ views on the use of animals. Society & Animals5(1), 45-63.

Pifer, L. K. (1996). Exploring the gender gap in young adults’ attitudes about animal research. Society & Animals4(1), 37-52.

Driscoll, J. W. (1995). Attitudes toward animals: Species ratings. Society & Animals3(2), 139-150.

Laurent, E. (1995). Definition and cultural representation of the category mushi in Japanese culture. Society & Animals3(1), 61-77.

Pifer, R., Shimizu, K., & Pifer, L. (1994). Public attitudes toward animal research: Some international comparisons. Society & Animals2(2), 95-113.

Sanders, C. R. (1994). Biting the hand that heals you: Encounters with problematic patients in a general veterinary practice. Society & Animals2(1), 47-66.

Miele, J., Tingley, L., Kimball, R., & Broida, J. (1993). Personality differences between pro-and antivivisectionists. Society & Animals1(2), 129-144.

Hills, A. M. (1993). The Motivational Bases of Attitudes Toward Animals, Society & Animals, 1(2), 111-128.

Bowd, A. D. (1993). Dissection as an instructional technique in secondary science: Choice and alternatives. Society & Animals1(1), 83-89.


Updated July 2019

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