Title

Behavioral Perceptions of Dogs

Date

5-29-2014 2:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 4:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study hypothesized that dogs with lower pitched barks will be classified as more aggressive and less approachable relative to dogs that produce higher pitched barks. Participants included 27 females (Mean age= 23, SD=4.74) and 13 males (Mean age= 25, SD=3.23). For this between subjects study, participants heard 5 barks either high or low pitched and then they were asked to rate the dog on six social categories such as adaptableness, aggressiveness, approachability, dangerous, friendliness, and intelligent. Overall, dogs with lower pitched barks were perceived to be more aggressive and less approachable than dogs with higher pitched barks.

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May 29th, 2:00 PM May 29th, 4:00 PM

Behavioral Perceptions of Dogs

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

The current study hypothesized that dogs with lower pitched barks will be classified as more aggressive and less approachable relative to dogs that produce higher pitched barks. Participants included 27 females (Mean age= 23, SD=4.74) and 13 males (Mean age= 25, SD=3.23). For this between subjects study, participants heard 5 barks either high or low pitched and then they were asked to rate the dog on six social categories such as adaptableness, aggressiveness, approachability, dangerous, friendliness, and intelligent. Overall, dogs with lower pitched barks were perceived to be more aggressive and less approachable than dogs with higher pitched barks.