Psychological and cognitive characteristics of vegetarians

Charles K. Cooper, Thomas Wise, Lees Mann

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Abstract

The health beliefs and psychological status of 20 vegetarians were assessed with eight different psychometric tests. Although the group demonstrated elevated somatic concerns on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL-90) and the Illness Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ), it did not differ from control populations on other dimensions of psychopathology. The subjects cited health concerns as the primary reason for avoiding meat products. They displayed a generally positive attitude toward modern medicine. The implications of these findings as compared with those of previous surveys of vegetarians are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-527
Number of pages2
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Psychology
Illness Behavior
Modern 1601-history
Meat Products
Health
Checklist
Psychopathology
Psychometrics
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires
Vegetarians
Psychological
Population Control
Illness
Meat
Questionnaire
Positive Attitudes
Medicine
Gerard Manley Hopkins

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Psychological and cognitive characteristics of vegetarians. / Cooper, Charles K.; Wise, Thomas; Mann, Lees.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.01.1985, p. 526-527.

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Cooper, Charles K. ; Wise, Thomas ; Mann, Lees. / Psychological and cognitive characteristics of vegetarians. In: Psychosomatics. 1985 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 526-527.
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