Study: Dumb People Don’t Care about Animals

You know you always suspected it, now here’s a study backing you up:

“There may be cognitive limits in the ability to take the perspective of  others,” explains Hodson. In other words, the less intelligent you are, the  harder it may be for you to put yourself in another’s shoes — and the more  likely you are to hold prejudiced beliefs about other groups.

If someone is unmoved by the plight of elephants shackled, beaten and forced  to perform in circuses or of animals poisoned and blinded in laboratories,  perhaps they similarly lack the ability to consider the animals’ point of  view.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Commentary+Lack+empathy+animals+linked+lower+intelligence/6180766/story.html#ixzz1nmTX3gHQ

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Harry Test
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 09:19:08

    Very interesting topic, regards for putting up.

    Reply

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