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FaculTea: Dr. Barty Thompson

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A FaculTEA is a chance for faculty, especially those coming out of sabbatical, to make their research accessible to students.

Dr. Barty Thompson

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Albright College Library presents: A Facul-TEA

 Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

Barty Thompson, Ph.D.: “The Psychology of Wolf Hatred"”

4:00 p.m.
Library Group Study Room A/B
Refreshments provided

This is an Experience Event!

Dr Thompson will talk about " In states where wolves have been reintroduced or where they are protected by law, certain segments of the population have developed an openly hateful attitude about wolves in which they appear to want them to be eradicated from the areas that they identify with. They don’t exhibit the same types of attitudes towards other predators such as bears and mountain lions even though these animals can and do cause far more damage to livestock and human livelihood in some of these same places. So, what is it about wolves and humans that have in the past and continues in the present to cause some humans to vilify them? This presentation will provide some unexpected findings of human psychology that help to explain why some people develop such negative attitudes about wolves.