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The psychology of vegetarianism: Recent advances and future directions
The current review synthesizes this amalgam of research, identifying emergent themes and highlighting promising directions for future inquiry on identity, social experiences, flexitarianism, culture, and prospective vegetarianism. Expand
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The unified model of vegetarian identity: A conceptual framework for understanding plant-based food choices
This paper proposes a conceptual model for studying vegetarianism: The Unified Model of Vegetarian Identity (UMVI), which encompasses ten dimensions-organized into three levels (contextual, internalized, and externalized)-that capture the role of vegetarianism in an individual's self-concept. Expand
Development and validation of the Dietarian Identity Questionnaire: Assessing self-perceptions of animal-product consumption
This paper draws upon Rosenfeld and Burrow's (2017a) Unified Model of Vegetarian Identity in order to develop a Dietarian Identity Questionnaire (DIQ), and validates the DIQ's factor structure, construct validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and replicability. Expand
Taste and health concerns trump anticipated stigma as barriers to vegetarianism
Frequentist and Bayesian analyses converged to suggest that anticipated vegetarian stigma was not a significant predictor of openness to going vegetarian, and the strongest predictors of openness were perceived tastiness and perceived healthfulness of vegetarian dieting. Expand
A comparison of dietarian identity profiles between vegetarians and vegans
Abstract Vegetarianism and veganism are often grouped together in nutritional and psychological investigations. Yet an emerging body of literature has highlighted that vegetarians and vegans differExpand
Vegetarian on purpose: Understanding the motivations of plant-based dieters
It is proposed that motivations, aversions, and constraints constitute three distinct reasons for consuming a plant-based diet. Expand
When vegetarians eat meat: Why vegetarians violate their diets and how they feel about doing so
This study is the first, to the authors' knowledge, to document in detail how vegetarians reflect on their experiences eating meat, and suggests vegetarianism may be best conceived as a social identity, beyond just a diet. Expand
Why some choose the vegetarian option: Are all ethical motivations the same?
Many studies have demonstrated psychological differences between ethically motivated and health-motivated vegetarians. Adopting an ethical-health dichotomy in studying dietary motivation, however,Expand
Gender differences in vegetarian identity: How men and women construe meatless dieting
Abstract Meat is deeply associated with masculine identity. As such, it is unsurprising that women are more likely than men are to become vegetarian. Given the gendered nature of vegetarianism, mightExpand