Essential Reads

Do Dogs and Cats Have the Same Emotional Responses?

Although both cats and dogs show basic emotions, new data suggests that cats are less likely to show complex emotions than dogs.

Why Kids With Pets Are Better Off

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Animals and Us
Even the researchers were surprised by results of a large new study on the impact of pets on child development.

How Animals Heal Us and Teach Us

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 11, 2017 in Feeling It
Animals and pets can bring tremendous healing benefits to children and adults. They think and feel much in the way we do. Here's why we stand to learn a lot from them..

Seabird Parents Communicate How They're Feeling via Preening

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 07, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Common Murres negotiate parental duties and coordinate efforts by preening. If one parent isn't feeling well they tell the other so they can switch duties to help their children.