Dr. Matthew Ruby

Visiting Researcher

Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology Department of Psychology University of Konstanz P.O. Box 47 D-78457 Konstanz

Email: m.ruby [at] latrobe.edu.au
Tel.: +61 2 6024 9605
Website: https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/mruby

My research centers on “the modern omnivore’s dilemma”– the conflict between people’s desire for meat and the costs of indulging this desire. In particular, I investigate how people decide which (animal) foods are acceptable to eat and which are not, how people reconcile the dissonance between loving meat and loving animals, and how omnivores and vegetarians perceive one another. Alongside my main program of research, I also have a keen interest in emotional and physical well-being, and how people can be encouraged to make more sustainable food choices.


Current Teaching Activities


Past Teaching Activities

WS 2018/19 Psychology of Food and Eating (Blockseminar, englisch)
WS 2017/18 Cultural Psychology (Blockseminar, englisch)
WS 2017/18 Psychology of Food and Eating (Blockseminar, englisch)