February 1, 2016
for Daily Mail published February 1, 2016
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Assistant Professor Katherine Bao of the Psychology Department at Manhattanville College recently conducted new research that examines the differences in personality traits between dog owners and cat owners.
Presented at the at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in San Diego last weekend, Bao’s study comes to the conclusion that dog owners are less neurotic, but it also suggests that the behavioral link between owners and their pets can go both ways. While personal characteristics might play a part in a person’s decision to choose dogs or cats, the relationships with pets can likewise alter and enhance owners’ personalities as well.
Please read this article on the Daily Mail which profiles Bao’s study for more information on her fascinating findings.
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