The psychology of vegetarianism: Recent advances and future directions

@article{Rosenfeld2018ThePO,
  title={The psychology of vegetarianism: Recent advances and future directions},
  author={Daniel L. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2018},
  volume={131},
  pages={125-138}
}
Whereas vegetarianism has long garnered attention from nutritional science and philosophy, psychological research exploring this eating behavior has emerged only in the past few decades. Six years ago, Ruby (2012) reviewed the extant literature on the psychology of vegetarianism, showcasing its promise as "a blossoming field of study." In the time since, this line of research truly has blossomed, as subsequent work has addressed prior knowledge gaps and initiated new lines of inquiry. While… Expand
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