How proximal are pescatarians to vegetarians? An investigation of dietary identity, motivation, and attitudes toward animals

  title={How proximal are pescatarians to vegetarians? An investigation of dietary identity, motivation, and attitudes toward animals},
  author={Daniel L. Rosenfeld and A. Janet Tomiyama},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={713 - 727}
Research on the psychology of eating behavior often treats vegetarians as a monolithic group. Yet, a considerable proportion of people (17% in Study 1) who self-identify as vegetarian are actually pescatarians—those who forgo all meats except fish. Research on the psychology of pescatarianism is profoundly lacking, which may hinder future interventionists’ efforts to improve diet. Through two preregistered studies of adults from the United States recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk (total N… Expand
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