There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
An enlightening new book shows many human traits, including longevity, intelligence, monogamy and childrearing, and learning and language, are more avian than mammalian.
A blend of science, psychology, and patience go a long way in dog training. All too often calling a dog a "bad dog" says as much about the human as it says about the dog.
An important new study highlights the unrealistic social expectations we place on pet dogs and the many ways we overrun their lives.
Sy Montgomery's new book explains how hawks are brilliant, emotional animals—loyal but quick to show anger and frustration and able to hold a grudge for years.
While dog breeds don’t have distinct personalities and breed is a poor predictor of a dog's behavior, understanding a dog's nature and nurture must be considered.
Dr. Zazie Todd's new book is an easy-to-read, research-based practical guide to how to give cats the fullest lives possible.
Collective trauma is usually discussed only for humans, but domesticating other animals and how we're treating them in the Anthropocene are good examples of societal trauma.
A new book challenges the myth that only a few animals have a knack for numbers and shows that many diverse nonhumans have well-developed numerical skills.
Research finds that people with autism spectrum disorders have more difficulty understanding the emotions of humans than those of nonhumans.
A new study suggests that vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs and may also positively affect their psychological well-being.
A discussion of the biology, psychology, and ethics of moving animals such as wolves from one place to another to repatriate them in areas where others of their kind once lived.
A fascinating book 'Selfie Aesthetics' shows that narrow, popularized views stressing narcissism—"it's all about me"—sorely miss the point.
Acts of service, gift-giving, physical touch, quality time, and words of affirmation apply equally to dog-human and human-human relationships.
Reverend Sarah Bowen playfully shares insights for sustaining and improving nonhuman's lives, honoring their deaths, and managing our emotions when we lose an animal we love.
Two dog experts explain what we know (and don't know) about the minds of canids and what helps make a "good human."
A new study shows older sibs seek more contact with their moms, have 5X higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and also highlights the importance of field research.
Will Staples' book 'Animals' delves deeply into the psychology behind, and the dire consequences of, global wildlife trafficking.
Promoting widespread animal protection shows that caring for the welfare of nonhuman animals also includes respecting human attitudes and well-being.
A point of fascination throughout the COVID pandemic has been the tectonic shift in dog-human relationships.
Ashley Ward's wide-ranging and easy-to-read book clearly shows we can learn more about animals by studying how they work together and empathize than by how they compete.
Dinesh Wadiwel asks us to think deeply about the underlying psychology of human exceptionalism, dominance, violence, and fairness in our on-going relationships with other animals.
Research is crucial for advancing disease prevention and treatment, but it’s hampered by a reliance on ineffective and wasteful animal experiments.
A new book explores how farm animals became objectified unfeeling products and the role played by veterinary science, philosophy, economics, and law in this heartless process.
Rob Percival's 'The Meat Paradox' explores the psychological forces shaping our diets, the origins of empathy, why many people are troubled by what they eat, and how they cope.
A fascinating new book explores the extraordinary sensory capacities of 13 nonhumans and explains how they (and we) make sense of the world.
In a challenging and well-reasoned book, Roanne van Voorst asks us to imagine when consuming other animals becomes a habit of the past.
We already understand the science of connection, we just have to translate it into "dog."
Sangita Iyer’s courageous journey is a wonderful model for how we must “rewild” ourselves and coexist peacefully with the fascinating nonhumans with whom we share Earth.
Belinda Recio shows us how to connect with animals through their natural and cultural histories and develop a more profound interrelationship with the more-than-human world.
Based on thousands of hours of study, citizen scientist Bill Leikam offers valuable insights into the minds, hearts, and family lives of urban carnivores.
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.