Anthropomorphism in dog owners: relationships to training and dog behavior

In the social and natural sciences, anthropomorphism of nonhuman beings is generally a no-no. But is it necessarily a bad thing? In this talk, Kathy Morgan, Associate Professor of Psychology, present the results of a study conducted by her students last summer of how anthropomorphism in dog owners predicts their use of punishment and reinforcement in training, and the number of problem behaviors that they report in their dogs.

Professor Morgan’s Faculty Lunch Talk is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm in President’s Dining Room. All are welcome to attend.