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Author Bekoff, Marc, author.

Title Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation / Marc Bekoff.

Publication Info. Novato, California : New World Library, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  636.68 BEK    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  591.5 BEK    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QL751 .B3655 2013    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-7  591.5 BEKOF    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  591.5 BEK    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 381 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-361) and index.
Contents Animals and us : reflections on our challenging, frustrating , confusing, and deep interrelationships with other animals. What in the world do my essays have to do with psychology? ; Animals in our brain : Mickey Mouse, teddy bears, and "cuteness" ; Conservation psychology and animal and human well-being : scientists must pay attention to the social sciences ; Pets are good for us : where science and common sense meet ; Children and animals : teach the children well ; Nature-deficit disorder redux : kids need to get off their butts ; Animals and inmates : science behind bars ; Animal cruelty and antisocial behavior : a very strong link ; Dehumanization and animal-human similarity ; Animals can be ambassadors for forgiveness, generosity, peace, trust, and hope ; Letting a friend go : we usually know when it's time to say good-bye -- Against speciesism : why all individuals are unique and special. Individual animals count : speciesism doesn't work ; Animal emotions, animal sentience, animal welfare, and animal rights ; Animal minds and the foible of human exceptionalism ; Animals don't laugh, think, get depressed, or love, declares a psychiatrist ; What makes us uniquely human? -- Media and the (mis)representation of animals. Animals in media : righting the wrongs ; Are great apes "ultraviolent"? ; Chimpanzees and meerkats : the importance of accurate media ; The National Museum of Animals & Society ; Animals in art : nonhumans benefit from responsible representation -- Why dogs hump, or, What we can learn from our special friends. Dog trust : some lessons from our companions ; My dog always eats first : homeless people and their animals ; Chancer and Iyal : a dog, his boy, and his dog ; Going to the dogs is a good idea : it's not a dog-eat-dog world ; Wild dogs in captivity are still wild dogs ; Can dogs experience guilt, pride, and shame : why not? ; Hidden tales of yellow snow : what a dog's nose knows-- making sense of scents ; I'll have what she's having : dogs do it, too ; Dogs know what others know : some new and exciting findings about our best friends ; Stealth dogs steal food in the dark and snatch it quietly ; Dogs : looking at the way we look at our best friends ; Why dogs hump ; Social dominance is not a myth : wolves, dogs, and other animals ; Did Cesar Millan have to hang the husky? -- Consciousness, sentience, and cognition : a potpourri of current research on flies, fish, and other animals. Animal consciousness and science matter ; Scientists finally conclude nonhuman animals are conscious beings ; Do animals know who they are? ; Do dogs really feel pain and are they really conscious? ; Age before beauty : older elephant matriarchs know what's best ; What do we learn from a tool-making genius bonobo and copy-cat orcas? ; Spider builds complex lifelike replica decoys outside web ; Flies on booze and apes on apps ; Bold fish and brilliant lizards ; Tool use by a dingo and a dog ; Chimpanzees in the crossfire : are they cleverer than us? ; Apes say "no" with a head shake, animals are lefties and righties, and getting out in nature is good. Duh! -- The emotional lives of animals : the ever-expanding circle of sentience includes depressed bees and empathic chickens. Emotional honeybees and brainy jelly fish ; The birds and the bees and their brains : size doesn't matter ; Crabs and fish feel pain : expanding the circle-of-sentience club ; The emotional lives of reptiles : stress and welfare ; Gorilla joy and chimpanzee grief without a doubt ; Gorillas dismantle poacher's traps : compassionate conservation of the gorilla-kind ; Do wild animals suffer from PTSD and other psychological disorders? ; Did a female burro commit suicide? ; Grieving animals : saying good-bye to friends and family ; A fox, a cougar, and a funeral ; Humpback whales protect a gray whale from killer whales ; Empathic chickens and cooperative elephants : emotional intelligence expands its range again ; Empathic rats and ravishing ravens ; Bonobos : going out of their way to help others ; Do "smarter" dogs really suffer more than "dumber" mice? -- Wild justice and moral intelligence : don't blame other animals for our destructive ways. Wild justice and moral intelligence in animals ; "What were wars?" Don't blame other animals for human violence ; Human-like violence is extremely rare in other animals ; The moral lives of animals : what did Herman Melville have to say about animals? ; Give peace a chance : we do not have to go to war -- The lives of captive creatures : why are they even there? Zoos and aquariums do not accomplish what they claim they do ; "Faux" animals in cages deserve much better ; "Zoothanasia" is not euthanasia : words matter ; Elephants in LA Zoo aren't happy or content, says judge ; Deaths at Sea World : animals are dying to entertain in this seajail ; Tilly's Willy : in the name of science? ; Rewilding animals : going home at last ; Rewilding dolphins : good news for Tom and Misha ; Whipping horses doesn't work ; Rise of the Planet of the Apes shows that real primates no longer need to be used in movies ; Buddy the chimpanzee killed in Nevada because he wasn't really a pet -- Who we eat is a moral question. Animals' lives matter : sentience and feelings count ; Who we eat is a moral question : vegans have nothing to defend ; Dead cow walking ; My beef with Temple Grandin : seemingly humane isn't enough ; Going "cold tofu" to end factory farming ; Brain scans show vegetarians and vegans are more empathic than omnivores ; Killing other animlas for food does not make us human ; Babe, lettuce, and tomato : dead pig walking ; Is eating dogs different from eating cows and pigs? ; Vegans and oysters : if you eat oysters, you're not a vegan, so why the question? -- Who lives, who dies, and why : redecorating nature, peaceful coexistence, and compassionate conservation. Close encounters of a lion kind : meeting cougars, foxes, bears ... and bear poop ; Being "mad about wildlife" and redecorating nature ; Animals and cars : one million animals are killed on our roads every day ; Should we kill animals who presumably attack humans? ; Murder, Inc. : wildlife services brutally kills millions of animals with your money ; Recreational hunting : would you kill your dog for fun? ; Are fluffy pandas worth saving or should we let them go? ; Using hamsters to save ferrets : the need for compassionate conservation ; Bill and Lou : who lives, who dies, and why ; Saving sentience : homeless animals need all the help they can get ; Ignoring nature no more : compassionate conservation at work -- Rewilding our hearts : the importance of kindness, empathy, and compassion for all beings. Twelve millennial mantras (with Jane Goodall) : hope abounds ; Compassion begets compassion ; Old brains, new bottlenecks, and animals : solastalgia and our relationship with other beings ; Animal losses are rampant, but conservation efforts work ; Rewilding our hearts : maintaining hope and faith in trying times.
Summary "In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions, has grown exponentially, as have the data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff updates selected essays that showcase animal cognitive abilities as well as empathy, grief, humor, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs suffer from PTSD, and bees reveal thrill-seeking tendencies. While the science prompts questions about biomedical research and industrial agriculture, Bekoff's handling of it offers what Good Morning America veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker calls an "ethical compass" and reminds us that, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama put it in writing about Bekoff's work, "the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well being becomes." "-- Provided by publisher.
"Updates and perspectives on the science of animal emotion and human-animal interaction by a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology. Topics include animal emotion, behavior, and cognitive abilities; ethical issues surrounding animals in captivity and human diet; and media representations of animals. Collected from essays for Psychology Today's website"--Provided by publisher-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Animal behavior.
NATURE / Animals / General.
PETS / Essays.
PETS / Dogs / General.
NATURE / Animals / Wildlife.
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781608682195 paperback $15.95
1608682196 paperback

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