2013 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SU06 - The Science and Politics of Anthropomorphism

Oct 27, 2013 9:45am ‐ Oct 27, 2013 11:15am

Standard: $24.00

Description

This presentation unpacks the loaded and tricky concept of anthropomorphism and explores it within a scientific framework: how and why do we anthropomorphize, and do anthropomorphic assessments hold water? This talk highlights canine cognition studies of common anthropomorphisms and discusses the implications for the dog-human relationship. Attendees will leave with a more comprehensive understanding of anthropomorphism and can bring this knowledge to interactions with both humans and dogs.

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate anthropomorphism and how and why humans anthropomorphize, with a focus on domestic dogs
2. Differentiate between anthropomorphism and behavior-reading and how we can empirically explore common anthropomorphisms
3. Analyze implications of anthropomorphism for the dog-human relationship and training

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