Dr. Hopwood is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Zurich who is interested in issues related to assessment and individual differences. Along with his collaborators, he has developed measures to assess motives to eat animals and motives not to eat animals, and used those measures to test hypotheses about differences between veg*ns and non-veg*ns. He is currently conducting studies about how motives, attitudes, and behaviors associated with human-animal interaction change over time, and how these changes are connected to broader concerns about environmental sustainability and social justice. His main interest, though, is creating opportunities for junior scholars from diverse backgrounds to pursue this exciting area of research.

Email: chopwoodmsu@gmail.com

Twitter: @HopwoodChris

Key Publications

  • Hopwood, C.J. & Bleidorn, W. (2019). Psychological profiles of people who justify eating meat as natural, necessary, normal, or nice. Food Quality and Preference, 75, 10-14.
  • Hopwood, C.J., Bleidorn, W., Schwaba, T., & Chen, S. (2020). Health, environmental, and animal rights motivations for vegetarian eating. PLOS One 15(4): e0230609. 
  • Hopwood, C.J., Rosenfeld, D.L., Chen, S., & Bleidorn, W. (2021). An investigation of plant-based dietary motives among vegetarians and omnivores. Collabra: Psychology, 7, 19010.
  • Hopwood, C.J. & Bleidorn, W. (in press). Antisocial personality traits transcend species. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
  • Hopwood, C.J., Piazza, J. Chen, S., & Bleidorn, W. (in press). Development and validation of the Motivations to Eat Meat Inventory. Appetite.