Companion Animal Psychology Book Club December 2017

"...a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them."

This month the animal book club is reading The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff. Cosy up with a book, a cat and a cup of coffee!

By Zazie Todd, PhD

This month, the Companion Animal Psychology Book Club is reading The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy ― and Why They Matter by Marc Bekoff (with a foreward by Jane Goodall).

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From the cover,
"Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff’s light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them."
Will you be reading the book alongside us? Leave your thoughts on the book in the comments below.

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Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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  1. I just purchased this book and am thrilled to begin reading it! Thank you for the suggestion! Beth Peterson

    1. That's great! I hope you enjoy it. Do come back and let me know what you think :)


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