July 16, 2018

Do Cats Improve Our Mood and Become Attached to Us?

Last year I covered 5 unusual studies on the psychology of dogs and their owners. This kicked off a comment thread which discussed how dogs act as ice-breakers, how they might mediate the tension between couples and how long after you died they would wait to feast on your flesh. Apparently dogs wait longer than cats although I’m pretty sure there’s no experimentally controlled evidence for this. But what about cat-lovers and research into the psychology of cats?  I’ve uncovered a small literature on cats’ effects on human mood, their ability to become attached to their owners, their personalities and our relationships with […]
July 16, 2018

The Benefits of Pets on Mental Health

Source: BrookHavenRetreat
July 16, 2018

Why Kids With Pets Are Better Off

When I was a kid, a pet changed my life. It was not our family’s lovable mutt Frisky, or even Murphy, my pet duck. No, it was a four-foot yellow rat snake named Fred I got for three bucks when I was 13. He lived in a cage in my bedroom. I was transfixed by his enigmatic stare, alien beauty, and ability to swallow a mouse. I was hooked. Within a year, I had a menagerie of scaly creepy-crawlies. And while other kids were rocking out to the Beatles and the Stones, I was learning the Latin names of snakes and devouring […]

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