Pet Ownership

Psychological Science Explores the Minds of Dogs

A special issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science explores all that psychological scientists have learned about dog behavior and cognition in recent years. More

  • The general claim that living with a pet makes for a happier, healthier or longer life has weak scientific backing, a psychological researcher reports. More

    Are Pet Owners Healthier and Happier? Maybe Not…

    The general claim that living with a pet makes for a happier, healthier or longer life has weak scientific backing, a psychological researcher reports. More

  • Using evaluative conditioning, a team of researchers has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and bunnies. More

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    How Viewing Cute Animals Can Help Rekindle Marital Spark

    Using evaluative conditioning, a team of researchers has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and bunnies. More

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