Two Words to Say to Vegans That Can Change Everything – According to a Psychologist

May 04, 2021

According to a psychologist, what two words can you say to a vegan that can change everything?

Watch to understand how to talk about carnism, veganism, and eating animals using effective communication. You can reduce defensiveness and avoid arguments and conflicts, and instead have productive conversations -- whether you’re a vegan or nonvegan, whether you eat meat, eggs, and dairy or you don’t eat any animals.

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Watch Dr. Joy’s TEDx Talk on the psychology of eating animals
Listen to Dr. Joy's Podcast with Simon Hill (PlantProof) on how to have healthier, more productive conversations
Read Dr. Joy’s book, "Beyond Beliefs,” ⁣ on improving relationships and communication between vegans and nonvegans

More Books by Dr. Melanie Joy:
Catch on to carnism with The 10th anniversary edition of “Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows”
Learn all about relational literacy with "Getting Relationships Right"⁣
Understand the psychology of power with "Powerarchy"⁣
Learn to build a more inclusive vegan movement with "The Vegan Matrix"⁣

Dr. Melanie Joy is a psychologist, celebrated speaker, and the author of six books, including the award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows; Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters; and Getting Relationships Right. Dr. Joy has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including the BBC, ABC Australia, NPR, and the New York Times, and she has given talks and trainings in nearly 50 countries. Dr. Joy is also the founding president of Beyond Carnism.

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