Victoria’s primary research interest focuses on animal-human relations and animal exploitation. Specifically, her research focuses on the conflicting attitudes and beliefs people hold about animals – protecting and loving pets on one hand, and contributing to animal exploitation by consuming meat on the other. Victoria is investigating the role of different ideological variables in outcomes such as speciesism, moral concern for animals and meat consumption. She is also interested in new food technologies and which factors lead individuals to either accept or reject these alternatives to meat.
Victoria’s broader research interests include speciesism, culturally specific animal exploitation, as well as memory in relation to animals.
Dr Kristof Dhont
Prof Robbie Sutton
- Krings, V., Dhont, K. & Sutton, R. (2018). No Memory For Meat: Ideological memory bias about animal intelligence and emotions. Oral Presentation at the International Society of Political Psychology, San Antonio TX, 2018.
- Krings, V., Salmen, A., Dhont, K. (2019). The moral divide between animals: The role of human supremacy beliefs. Oral Presentation at the International Society of Political Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019.