Machiavellianism’s Role in Meat Consumption

A new article, Valuing Humans Over Animals — Gender Differences in Meat-Eating Behavior and the Role of the Dark Triad, published in Appetite, explores the relationship between gender differences in attitudes toward meat consumption and the Dark Triad personality dimensions. The study found that Machiavellianism is partly able to explain gender differences in meat-eating justification and higher meat consumption.