Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep


Marino & Merskin’s target article contrasts our ambivalent social ideas about sheep with the empirical evidence of their complex capacities, particularly cognitive ones. To extend our understanding of human-sheep relations, I discuss human social perception of animals and structural variables that predict our stereotypes.

Author Biography

Verónica Sevillano, Assistant Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain studies empathy and cognitive biases in environmental concern, social stereotypes of animals, and human-animal relations.Website