Speciesism Predicts Prejudice Against Low-Status and Hierarchy-Attenuating Human Groups

  title={Speciesism Predicts Prejudice Against Low-Status and Hierarchy-Attenuating Human Groups},
  author={Lynne M. Jackson},
  pages={445 - 458}
  • L. Jackson
  • Published 28 June 2019
  • Psychology
  • Anthrozoös
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