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Melanie Joy



Melanie Joy, MEd, PhD, is an American social psychologist, author, relationship coach, speaker, and expert on the psychology of eating animals. She first coined the term “carnism” to describe the belief system that accompanies the consumption of meat and meat products. She advocates for increased healthy communication and discussion across populations about the foods we choose to eat and why.

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Relational Literacy 101

Think of some of the greatest joys in your life, and also some of your deepest sorrows and frustrations. Chances are, they all have to do with relationships. - Melanie Joy

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Eating Meat Will Be Considered Unthinkable to Many 50 Years from Now

People in the future will be horrified that we once ate meat.

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Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression

"Harvard-educated psychologist and bestselling author Melanie Joy exposes the psychology that underlies all forms of oppression and abuse and the belief system that gives rise to this psychology—which she calls powerarchy." - Marc Bekoff

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTo identify with others is to see something of yourself in them and to see something of them in yourself— even if the only thing you identify with is the desire to be free from suffering.

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Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation

In Strategic Action for Animals, Melanie Joy explains how to use strategy to exponentially increase the effectiveness of activism for animals. Drawing on diverse movements and sources, she offers tried and true tactics based on well-established principles and practices.

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Dis-Ease of the Heart: The Psychology of Eating Animals

Like so many people, including myself for much of my life, the woman on the plane lived with a deep, internal conflict when it came to eating animals – a conflict that was outside of her awareness and therefore outside of her control. - Melanie Joy

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows offers an absorbing look at what social psychologist Melanie Joy calls carnism, the belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals when we would never dream of eating others.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe path of the norm is the path of least resistance; it is the route we take when we’re on auto-pilot and don’t even realize we’re following a course of action that we haven’t consciously chosen.

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Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they’re living in different worlds.

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Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation

Harvard-educated psychologist and bestselling author Melanie Joy exposes the psychology that underlies all forms of oppression and abuse and the belief system that gives rise to this psychology—which she calls powerarchy.

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