Episode 11 – Dr. Clive Wynne

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Clive Wynne. Dr. Wynne is Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Director of Research at Wolf Park, Indiana. He was educated at University College London and Edinburgh University in Scotland and has studied animal behavior in Britain, Germany, the U.S., and Australia in species ranging from pigeons to dunnarts (a mouse-sized marsupial). Several years ago he founded the Canine Cognition and Behavior Lab, dedicated to the study of dogs and their wild relatives. In addition to numerous scientific papers, he has also written for Psychology Today, American Scientist, the New York Times, and other outlets. His science has been featured on several TV shows including National Geographic, Nova ScienceNow, and others. He is the author of the textbook Animal Cognition (now in a new edition) and former editor-in-chief of the journal Behavioural Processes. His most recent book is Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2020). 

In this episode, we talk about the current state of dog behavior research, anthropomorphism, and the science of clicker training.

Dr. Wynne’s page: https://www.clivewynne.com/
Arizona State University page: https://search.asu.edu/profile/2218677 

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