Environmental influences on development of executive functions in dogs
Contributor(s):: Foraita, Maike, Howell, Tiffani, Bennett, Pauleen
Searching where the treasure is: on the emergence of human companion animal partnership (HCAP)
Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Á, Abdai, J., Temesi, A.
Rescued goats at a sanctuary display positive mood after former neglect
| Contributor(s):: Briefer, Elodie F., McElligott, Alan G.
Moods influence cognitive processes in that people in positive moods expect more positive events to occur and less negative ones (“optimistic bias”), whereas the opposite happens for people in negative moods (“pessimistic bias”). The evidence for an effect of mood on...
Assistance and Therapy Dogs Are Better Problem Solvers Than Both Trained and Untrained Family Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Cavalli, C. M., Gacsi, M., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
When faced with unsolvable or difficult situations dogs use different behavioral strategies. If they are motivated to obtain rewards, they either try to solve the problem on their own or tend to interact with a human partner. Based on the observation that in problem situations less successful...
The effects of past training, experience, and human behaviour on a dog’s persistence at an independent task
| Contributor(s):: Brubaker, Lauren, Udell, Monique A. R.
Past research has shown that many factors, including training history, informal experience and genetics, play a role in how certain populations of dogs behave during a problem-solving task. Less understood is how a dog’s relationship with an attending human, as well as the actions of the human...
Pet memoirs: The characteristics of event memories in cats and dogs, as reported by their owners
| Contributor(s):: Lewis, Amy, Berntsen, Dorthe
The case for episodic memory in non-human animals has been intensely debated. Although a variety of paradigms have shown elements of episodic memory in non-human animals, research has focused on rodents, birds and primates, using standardized experimental designs, limiting the types of events...
Familiarity with the experimenter influences the performance of Common ravens (Corvus corax) and Carrion crows (Corvus corone corone) in cognitive tasks
| Contributor(s):: Lara Cibulski, Claudia A.F. Wascher, Brigitte M.Weiß, Kurt Kotrschal
When humans and animals interact with one another over an extended time span they familiarise and may develop a relationship, which can exert an influence on both partners. For example, the behaviour of an animal in experiments may be affected by its relationship to the human experimenter....
Solidarity with Animals: Assessing a Relevant Dimension of Social Identification with Animals
| Contributor(s):: Catherine E. Amiot, Brock Bastian
Interactions with animals are pervasive in human life, a fact that is reflected in the burgeoning field of human-animal relations research. The goal of the current research was to examine the psychology of our social connection with other animals, by specifically developing a measure of...
The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Brajon, Jean-Paul Laforest, Océane Schmitt, Nicholas Devillers
The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of...
A Multivariate Model of Stakeholder Preference for Lethal Cat Management
| Contributor(s):: Dara M. Wald, Susan K. Jacobson
Identifying stakeholder beliefs and attitudes is critical for resolving management conflicts. Debate over outdoor cat management is often described as a conflict between two groups, environmental advocates and animal welfare advocates, but little is known about the variables predicting...
A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers
| Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi
Mothering matters: Maternal style predicts puppies' future performance
| Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Katz, J. S.
The Mental Homologies of Mammals. Towards an Understanding of Another Mammals World View
| Contributor(s):: Marthe Kiley-Worthington
Mammals’ mental homologies include that they look after their young, suckle and protect them; they acquire information about the world by learning. They have five types of sensory receptors and a brain to analyze the information and they feel: that is they are sentient. Mental homologies...
Feb 24 2017
The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium
Animal awareness: Current perceptions and historical perspective
| Contributor(s):: Burghardt, G. M.
Understanding our kinship with animals: Input for health care professionals interested in the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Beck, Alan M.
Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Davis, Tonya N., Scalzo, Rachel, Butler, Erin, Stauffer, Megan, Farah, Yara N., Perez, Scott, Mainor, Kristen, Clark, Cathryn, Miller, Stacy, Kobylecky, Alicia, Coviello, Laura
Exploring the canine mind: Studies of dog cognition
| Contributor(s):: Macpherson, Krista, Roberts, William A.