Dr. Hal Herzog, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University, will be joining us on April 20, 2016 for a lecture to celebrate the first anniversary of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.
“Why Do Humans (and Only Humans) Keep Pets?”
Wednesday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 pm
Crane Room, Paige Hall
Tufts University, Medford Campus
Hosted with support from the Center for Animals and Public Policy
Hal Herzog has been investigating our interactions with other species for three decades. His research has included studies of public attitudes toward the use of animals, the psychology of animal activism, ethical dilemmas faced by veterinary students, and the evolution of pet-keeping. His publications have appeared in journals such as Science, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Biology Letters, and Anthrozoös as well as in media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He is the author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard To Think Straight About Animals, and in 2013, he was given the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Society for Anthrozoology.