Interpretation of Dog Behavior by Children and Young Adults

@article{Lakestani2014InterpretationOD,
  title={Interpretation of Dog Behavior by Children and Young Adults},
  author={Nelly Lakestani and Morag L. Donaldson and Natalie Waran},
  journal={Anthrozo{\"o}s},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={65 - 80}
}
ABSTRACT This study investigates people's ability to interpret dog behavior. Inability to interpret dog behavior correctly may be a factor contributing to young children's higher likelihood of being bitten by dogs. Children (4- to 10-year-olds) and adults (total n = 550) watched videos of dogs displaying friendly, aggressive, and fearful behavior. They were asked to interpret the dogs' behaviors and to describe which features they had attended to in making their decision. Four- and 6-year-old… 
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