Jeffrey A. Lockwood: The infested mind. Why humans fear, loathe, and love insects

  • Tim R. New
  • Published 2014 in Journal of Insect Conservation

Abstract

The ways in which people perceive and regard insects have long been a matter of concern to conservationists seeking to promote the worth and interest of ‘bugs’ and to garner public and political sympathy and support for their wellbeing. The most widespread perception is generally poor, an image founded in active dislike, suspicion and fear of insects, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10841-014-9623-y

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