In Episode #178, a condensed throwback to Episode #112, we hear from Harvard-trained psychologist Dr Melanie Joy about food ideology and speciesism.
This episode focuses on effectively communicating the message of following a plant-based lifestyle from a psychological perspective. Melanie shared her insights into cognitive dissonance, why people may react negatively to the plant-based message, and why the common arguments and approaches can push people in the opposite direction. If you want to know how to approach the topic of plant-based eating in a way that people will be receptive to, this is a great one to listen to.
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- Watch the 3-minute video on carnism created by Melanie and her team at Beyond Carnism that I referred to in this conversation.
- Connect with Melanie on Instagram @beyondcarnism.
- Visit the carnism.org website.
- Read Melanie’s book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.
- The Vegan Matrix is another book written by Melanie, exploring what she believes is a serious problem with the plant-based movement: unexamined privilege.
- See Melanie’s 2015 TEDx Talk ‘Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices’.