CEU Event: Deep in Thought or Panting Mindlessly? A Scientific Investigation of Anthropomorphism

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to objects, events or nonhuman animals. How do we consider an animal's point of view while guarding against inappropriate use of anthropomorphism? This presentation pulls from various disciplines to explore: how and why we anthropomorphize, the implications of anthropomorphisms, physical and behavioral prompts to anthropomorphisms and exciting behavioral research investigating a notable anthropomorphism.

Sponsor:Etraining for Dogs
Speaker(s):Julie Hecht, MSc ; Monique Udell, PhD moderator

Contact: Cheryl Asmus
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://www.e-trainingfordogs.com/2011/03/ethology-and-canine-behaviour-series/