'Canis empathicus'? A proposal on dogs' capacity to empathize with humans
Contributor(s):: Karine Silva, Liliana de Sousa
Empathy has long attracted the attention of philosophers and psychologists, and more recently, of evolutionary biologists. Interestingly, studies suggest that empathy is a phylogenetically continuous phenomenon, ranging across animals from automatic emotional activation in response to the...
A review of domestic dogs' (canis familiaris) human-like behaviors: Or why behavior analysts should stop worrying and love their dogs
Contributor(s):: Udell, Monique A. R., Wynne, C. D. L.
Agility and search and rescue training differently affects pet dogs' behaviour in socio-cognitive tasks
Contributor(s):: Marshall-Pescini, S., Passalacqua, C., Barnard, S., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.
An attachment perspective on human-pet relationships: Conceptualization and assessment of pet attachment orientations
| Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.
In a series of studies we used attachment theory as a framework to examine human–pet relationships. We proposed that, as in interpersonal relationships, people differ in their degree of anxious or avoidant attachment to their pets, and that these individual differences influence...
Animal cognition in nature : the convergence of psychology and biology in laboratory and field
| Contributor(s):: Balda, Russell P., Pepperberg, Irene M., Kamil, Alan C.
Anxiety and related symptoms in older persons with dementia: directions for practice
| Contributor(s):: McClive-Reed, Kimberly P., Gellis, Zvi D.
Assessing equine emotional state
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Carol, Randle, Hayley, Pearson, Gemma, Preshaw, Liane, Waran, Natalie
The scientific study of animal emotion has recently become an important focus for animal behaviour and welfare researchers. For horses used by humans for work, recreation or sport, the question of the significance of their life experiences in terms of their emotional response, is an important one...
Behavioral differences among breeds of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris): Current status of the science
| Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, Lindsay R., Wynne, Clive D. L.
In both popular media and scientific literature, it is commonly stated that breeds of dogs differ behaviorally in substantial, consistent and predictable ways. Since the mid-twentieth century, scientists have asked whether meaningful behavioral differences exist between breeds of dogs. Today,...
Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills
| Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Clever hounds: social cognition in the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris ). (International Society for Applied Ethology Special Issue)
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, J. J., Ashton, C., Bishop, S., West, R., Mills, D. S., Young, R. J.
This paper reviews the reasons why domestic dogs make good models to investigate cognitive processes related to social living and describes experimental approaches that can be adopted to investigate such processes in dogs. Domestic dogs are suitable models for investigating social cognition...
Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies
| Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.
Cognitive ethology : the minds of other animals : essays in honor of Donald R. Griffin
| Contributor(s):: Griffin, Donald R., A., Ristau Carolyn
Disparities in activity levels and learning ability between Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) and Roborovskii hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)
| Contributor(s):: Hiromi Ikeda, Mao Nagasawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kimie Minaminaka, Ryosei Goda, Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, Shinobu Yasuo, Mitsuhiro Furuse
The Djungarian hamster and the Roborovskii hamster belong to the same genus of Phodopus. However, the Djungarian hamster is tame and shows sedative behavior, while Roborovskii hamster is not tame and shows high levels of locomotor activity. Hyperactivity occurs in animals with tameless behavior....
Do broiler chicks have a cognitive representation of food quality? Appetitive, behavioural and ingestive responses to a change in diet quality
| Contributor(s):: Haskell, M. J., Vilarino, M., Savina, M., Atamna, J., Picard, M.
In order to understand more about food recognition and rejection, the aim of this experiment was to determine whether cognitive processes are involved. 16 groups of 4 broiler chicks were used, and were fed a low quality diet in their home pens. The groups of chicks were trained to run a winding...
Do dogs exhibit jealous behaviors when their owner attends to their companion dog?
| Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Nicotra, V., Fusar Poli, S., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P.
Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life
Dog's discrimination of human selfish and generous attitudes: the role of individual recognition, experience, and experimenters' gender
| Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Freidin, E., Putrino, N., Shimabukuro, C., Casanave, E., Bentosela, M.
Dogs in Pavlov's laboratory
| Contributor(s):: Wynne, C. D.
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
| Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.
| Contributor(s):: Wynne, Clive D. L.