Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fetching Personality: heh heh

"Pet owners will frequently tell you about the personalities of their dogs,' said Dr. Sam Gosling, an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. 'The question is, should we trust that? Is this really telling us something about what the dog is like or is it some type of sentimental projection onto their adored animals?'

Gosling, who directs the Human and Animal Personality Lab at the university, admits initially he assumed that animals did not have personalities, but he decided to put his assumption to the test."

Micah and I participated in this study. Then again, if they threw out those dogs that skewed really NUTBALL, they might have tossed our results...

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