People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children


credit: Flickr

A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies than they do for some human adults, but not children.

Jack Levin, the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University believes the findings would be similar for cats and people as well. The paper will be presented at the American Sociological Association's 108th Annual Meeting on August 10.

Read the Entire Article


Federal Programs Related to - Animal-Related, General/Other

Programs whose primary purpose is to provide for the care, protection and control of wildlife and domestic animals; to help people develop an understanding of their pets; and to train animals for purposes of showing.

Federal Programs Related to - Sociology

Research that describes the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships.

Clinical Sociology; Consumer Behavior; Consumer Studies; Criminology Research; Marriage & Families Research; Social Behavior; Social Conflict/Violence Research; Social Deviance; Social Issues; Social Statistics




    Social Entrepreneurship
    Spotlight



    Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title


    Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title

    Daniel Flynn, 25, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou, has received the title of Victorian Young Australian of the Year.  “It’s an honor to be put in a category with finalists of this calibre…” Flynn said.




    Social Services Jobs

      Social Services Jobs
      Education Jobs
      Fundraising & Development Jobs
      Education Jobs
      Executive Director Jobs