Animal Behavior

The World of Animals

Pets are among life's greatest joys; they can also be our greatest teachers.  The study of animal behavior is a cornerstone of experimental psychology, shedding light on complex human emotions. Pets also have a unique therapaeutic hold over humans, especially people who are socially isolated or who are coping with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

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Animal Behavior Blogs

  • Jessica Pierce, Ph.D.

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Animals at the end of life
  • Marc Bekoff

    Animal Emotions

    Do animals think and feel?
  • Hal Herzog, Ph.D.

    Animals and Us

    The psychology of human-animal interactions.
  • G.A. Bradshaw, Ph.D., Ph.D.

    Bear in Mind

    Exploring the common minds and emotions of people and other animals and their lives together
  • Stanley Coren, Ph.D.

    Canine Corner

    The human-animal bond
  • Decoding Your Pet

    Veterinary behavior experts reveal why pets behave the way they do.
  • Mark Derr

    Dog's Best Friend

    The dog-wolf next door
  • John Bradshaw, Ph.D.

    Pets and Their People

    How biological science can illuminate human-animal relationships