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Human Animal Science
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Human Animal Science is a regular podcast, covering topics from anthrozoology, the science of human-animal interactions.
Human Animal Science is a regular podcast, covering topics from anthrozoology, the science of human-animal interactions.

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Boarding kennels: do dogs care?
What happens when your scientific study results contradict all previous research in that area? Science can be surprising and for Dr Lisa Collins, researcher in Animal Health and Welfare Epidemiology at the University of Lincoln, UK, that’s part of the challenge – and the fun! http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/boarding-kennels/

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Sandra McCune shares all the inside science on pet cats, their incomplete domestication, our attachment to them and the behavioural links between wild big cats, and the cat in your home, including the WHY of cats in boxes: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/science-of-cats-in-boxes/

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Sophie Constable's research explores the place of dogs in modern Indigenous communities in Australia and how best to promote the mutual health of dogs and communities: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/healthycommunities/

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This episode of Human Animal Science will change the way you look at a chicken wishbone, forever! This fascinating research integrates animal bone data with other categories of physical culture, and with wider archaeological, historical, scientific and anthropological discussions: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/zooarcheology-beastly-questions/

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How can science help us measure non-human personality traits across a number of species, including hyenas, dogs, and even invertebrates, like squid? Psychologist Sam Gosling shares: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/personality-non-human-animals/

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Most of us know that playing with dogs and horses can be fun, but have you ever considered how important animal-assisted play might be in psychological therapy for people? Dr. Risë VanFleet sheds light on this serious fun:  http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/animal-assisted-play-therapy/

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Positive psychology: identifying how we thrive - we chat with Dr Pauleen Bennett about how people can flourish and the role of animals in helping us thrive. Listen: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/positive-psychology/

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In this episode of Human Animal Science, we speak to Megan Mueller about her recent research looking at human animal interaction and positive youth development. http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/hai-youth-development/

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A different kind of Human Animal Science episode to share - amazing insight to the shared resilience and hope for freedom of the community and street dogs of Bosnia: http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/street-dogs-of-bosnia/

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Hal Herzog is recognised as one of the world's leading anthrozoology experts, having researched human-animal relations for over two decades. He is particularly interested in how people negotiate real-world animal-related ethical dilemmas. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/humananimalscience/hal-herzog
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