Theory of mind in dogs? Examining method and concept

  title={Theory of mind in dogs? Examining method and concept},
  author={A. Horowitz},
  journal={Learning & Behavior},
  • A. Horowitz
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Learning & Behavior
  • In line with other research, Udell, Dorey, and Wynne’s (in press) finding that dogs and wolves pass on some trials of a putative theory-of-mind test and fail on others is as informative about the methods and concepts of the research as about the subjects. This commentary expands on these points. The intertrial differences in the target article demonstrate how critical the choice of cues is in experimental design; the intersubject-group differences demonstrate how life histories can interact… CONTINUE READING
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