Prevailing Clusters of Canine Behavioural Traits in Historical US Demand for Dog Breeds (1926–2005)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bethany Wilson, James Serpell, Harold Herzog, Paul McGreevy
Drawing on American Kennel Club (AKC) puppy registration numbers for approximately 82 varieties of pedigree dogs between 1926 and 2005, the current article analyses behavioural reports on 32,005 dogs of these varieties reported through the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research...
Dog Movie Stars and Dog Breed Popularity: A Case Study in Media Influence on Choice
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stefano Ghirlanda, Alberto Acerbi, Harold Herzog
Fashions and fads are important phenomena that influence many individual choices. They are ubiquitous in human societies, and have recently been used as a source of data to test models of cultural dynamics. Although a few statistical regularities have been observed in fashion cycles, their...
Road Kill and the New Science of Human-Animal Relationships
Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
The new science of human-animal interactions, anthrozoology, rests on a premise by the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. "Animals," he wrote, "are good to think with." His point was that we can learn a lot about human nature by studying how we think about and act...
Animals and Us
Websites | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
Animals and Us focuses on the psychology and ethics of our relationships with members of other species.
The moral status of mice
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
In a Panglossian "best of all possible worlds," the codes of morality are simple as well as just, but in reality, those interested in moral philosophy soon find themselves treading murky waters. This simple fact is as true when contemplating the moral status of animals as it is when making moral...