昆虫食への関心をPAC分析で捉える [in Japanese] Understanding the Minds of Bug-Eating Using the Personal Attitude Construct (PAC) Analysis [in Japanese]
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We attempt to make clear the mentality of bug-eating by using a psychological interview technique, PAC analysis. By encouraging the participants to produce a large number of associations and by cutting down the number of pair-comparisons imposed on them, we altered some parts of the original method of PAC analysis. Fourteen men and women who are the members of Konchu-Ryori Kenkyukai (Insect Cuisine Club, Japan) which is presided by S. Uchiyama, one of the authors, participated in the present research. They verbalized lots of valuable comments concerning bug-eating in the interview sessions of PAC analysis. We categorized them into three groups; meaning of bug-eating and the club meeting for him/her, taking account of non-bugeaters'eyes, and the bug-eating as a worthy activity. Based on the participants' comments and the time needed to complete the 10 or 20 associations, we also discussed the methodological problems of the altered PAC analysis.
法政大学文学部紀要 -(64), 79-96, 2011