Do Dogs Feel Jealousy?
Jul 28, 2014
In a recent experiment dogs were said to have displayed jealousy when their owner paid attention to a stuffed dog that could be made to bark and wag its tail. It was based on an experiment with pre-verbal children who likewise were said to become jealous when their parent attended to and lavished over a […]
Do Dogs Believe In Magic?
Apr 24, 2014
In the video below a magician plays a sleight of hand on a number of dogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQXeLjY9ak Stanley Coren in his Psychology Today blog argues that the dog’s reaction corresponds to a child’s cognitive understanding of “object permanence.” To support this view he cites a dog still retaining interest in a ball that […]
Censorship In Dogdom and the Nature of Dominance
Feb 22, 2013
Psychology Today has the right to summarily delete any column or terminate any columnist as they see fit, even on a whim, and so their decision to end Lee Charles Kelley’s column “My Puppy My Self is not censorship by any means. When it comes to privately held methods of discourse all’s fair in a […]