Brenda de Groot
Brenda de Groot is a teacher at the Institute of Psychology, and assistant coordinator of the course Consciousness. She currently also conducts a study on the perception and evaluation of the moral status of animals, in cooperation with Dr. Mariska Kret. •
Brenda aims to contribute to the growing acknowledgement and understanding of animal sentience, animal cognition, and the moral standing of non-human animals in both the academic world and society at large. She graduated cum laude in both her BSc Psychology (Hons) at the University of Amsterdam and her MSc Primate Conservation at the Oxford Brookes University. Brenda has a passion for animal minds and animal ethics, which translates itself into the following research interests: cognitive ethology, animal cognition and consciousness, primate behavioural ecology and the psychology of speciesism. Her ultimate aim is to unite animal ethics and science, and help change the dominant anthropocentric world view into a sentiocentric one - one in which we acknowledge the moral standing of all sentient beings with whom we share our planet.
Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (2015)
PSGB Conservation Grant Award (2014)
Born Free Foundation Small Grant (2014)
Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (2014)
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• Workgroups History of Psychology
• Workgroups Psychology & Science
• Workgroups Consciousness, theme: Evolution of Consciousness
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brenda_De_Groot
- Groot B. de, Gorr N.D., Kret M.E., Rieffe C.J., Tsou Y. & Mendoza Straffon L. (2022), Development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire to measure parental support for drawing, Thinking Skills and Creativity 47: 101228.
- De Groot B. & Cheyne S.M. (2016), Does mirror enrichment improve primate well-being?, Animal Welfare 25(2): 163-170.
- De Groot B. & Nekaris K.A.I. (2016), Ecology of the Germain's Langur (Trachypithecus germaini) in a pre-release environment and the implications for its conservation, Asian Primates Journal 6(1): 2-14.
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