The Dogist: Talking Dogs

The Psychology of Dogs: What Does Dog Behavior Say About Humans?

October 05, 2022 The Dogist Season 4 Episode 3
The Dogist: Talking Dogs
The Psychology of Dogs: What Does Dog Behavior Say About Humans?
Show Notes

We're diving deep this week and discussing the psychology of dogs. Our guest is Angie Johnston, an assistant professor at Boston College where she directs the Canine Cognition Center and Social Learning Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University and her B.S. in Child Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research on canine cognition and child development has received numerous awards from sources such as the National Science Foundation, and her work has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and Scientific American. The Canine Cognition Lab at Boston College seeks to understand how dogs see the world by inviting pet dogs in the Boston area to come visit the lab and do fun research projects. On this episode we discuss the psychology of dogs, domestication, and what we can learn through these scientific findings.