Man's Best Friend

Dogs, cats, hamsters, they really are your best friends in more ways than you think. While the study of animal behavior opens a window into the minds of pets, researching animals can also shine a light on human behavior; the question of nature versus nurture is just one area of inquiry that has shared significance.
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Our Love of Furry Friends

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.

A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.
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How Do You Talk to Your Cat?

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D.

If you purr and meow at your cat you are not alone.

Animals and a Healthy You

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.

A review of research analyzed the extent, nature, and quality of the evidence
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Dogs, Large or Small

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC

A dog's size and an owner's personality affect satisfaction with pets.