Perspectives on assessing the emotional behavior of animals with behavior problems

@article{Mills2017PerspectivesOA,
  title={Perspectives on assessing the emotional behavior of animals with behavior problems},
  author={Daniel S. Mills},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={66-72}
}
  • D. Mills
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

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