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Sam Gosling's Research is Featured in Various Publications

Thu, January 22, 2004

Sam Gosling's research is featured on several news sites:

The Guardian of London wrote about his research concerning dogs and personality (Personality tests for dogs) in its Jan. 22, 2004 edition.

Unique animal personalities identifiable to observers (UT Office of Public Affairs)

"A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans" appears in the December issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The research, conducted by Dr. Samuel Gosling of The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Virginia Kwan of Princeton University and Dr. Oliver John of the University of California, Berkeley, used three separate studies to assess the ability to distinguish the personalities of domestic dogs. The study determined that dog personality traits such as energy, affection, emotional reactivity and intellligence could be accurately judged.

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