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The Deal With Animals with Marika S. Bell
31: Attitudes Towards Animals with Matti Wilks (S5)
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1 year ago

Episode 1 of Series 5: Children and Other Animals

Why do some some people choose to stop eating meat? Would a child save a dog or a person from a sinking boat? Questions like this are posed by Matti and her colleagues to find out how our moral circles are formed and change into adulthood. The implications towards distant others (culturally and physically) are important. 

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Guest: Matti Wilks is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her background is in social and developmental psychology and she is interested in understanding (and overcoming!) psychological barriers to prosocial and ethical behaviour. At the moment, her research focuses on the factors that shape our moral circles, and why some people are so motivated to help distant others. In addition, she studies attitudes towards cultured meat and why we think natural things are good and unnatural things are bad.

Host: Marika completed her MA in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, UK in 2016 and upon moving back to the Seattle area of Washington state she joined the board of Homeward Pet Adoption Center. She also holds a University degree in Zoology (UW) and a CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

Now, host of The Deal with Animals, she enjoys chatting with people who know a lot more than she does about the various research disciplines of Anthrozoology as well as authors, nonprofits, professionals, and enthusiasts!

Credits: The Deal With Animals is hosted and edited by Marika. Music was composed by Kai Strandskov

Recording and post production software by Zencastr and hosting provided by Anchor.

This Podcast is part of the IROAR Animals Podcasting Network 

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