Our group studies the behavior and cognition of the domestic dog, Canis familiaris. Past and present research topics include:
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September 2009: Inside of a dog: What dogs see, smell, and know.
2012. Fair is fine, but more is better: Limits to inequity aversion in the domestic dog. Social Justice Research, 25, 195-212.
2012. (Hecht & Horowitz:) Physical prompts to anthropomorphism of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) Third Canine Science Forum, Barcelona, Spain.
2011. Theory of mind in dogs? Examining method and concept. Learning & Behavior, 39, 314-317.
2009. Disambiguating the "guilty look": Salient prompts to a familiar dog behavior. Behavioural Processes, 81, 447-452.
2009. Attention to attention in domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) dyadic play. Animal Cognition, 12, 107-118.
2007. Naturalizing anthropomorphism: Behavioral prompts to our humanizing of animals. Anthrozoös, 20, 23-35.
Professor Alexandra Horowitz, PI, Barnard
Julie Hecht, Lab manager
Julie received her Masters with distinction in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at the University of Edinburgh. She is the founder of dogspies.com, lectures on dog science and provides private ethological consultations. She would really like to meet your dog.
Adam is a native of Redondo Beach, California, and is currently affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He loves listening to music, playing the saxophone and piano, being around dogs in general, and working with the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab in particular. Adam has also published articles in several academic areas, such as psychology, linguistics, and philosophy. Most of his papers can be found here: http://upenn.academia.edu/adamcroom/Papers
Eleonora d'Amore, Barnard '13
Eleonora is a Senior at Barnard College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Italian. She loves finding herself in the presence of dogs and is excited to be a member of the Dog Cognition Lab. When she is not working, she enjoys playing different sports, listening to music, and playing with her dog Charlot.
Alexandra Dedrick, Columbia M.S. student in Public Health
Alex is currently a masters candidate in biostatistics at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. She's really excited to be working with the dog cognition lab and to be analyzing their data! When she isn't analyzing data or studying, she enjoys knitting, baking, and playing with her dog Kramer in the park.
Nora Inman, Barnard '14
Nora Inman is a Junior at Barnard College majoring in Psychology. When she is not marveling at the variety of dogs (and their owners) in the city, she enjoys playing music and watching old movies. She is so happy to put her love for dogs to good use as a member of the Dog Cognition Lab!
Rebecca Johnson, Barnard '13
Rebecca is a senior chemistry major at Barnard College. Originally interested in pre-vet studies, she now aspires to attend graduate school for organic synthesis once she graduates in 2013. Though she studies chemistry, her passion for dogs and science has led her to the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab where she very much enjoys studying and learning new things about dog behavior and working with her fellow labmates.
Merav Stein, Barnard '15
Merav is a sophomore at Barnard College majoring in biology and studying pre-veterinary medicine. When not obsessing over every dog in the Upper West Side, she enjoys holding office hours as the Intro Bio TA, kicking a soccer ball around, and cooking. She's ecstatic to be working with the Dog Cognition Lab and can't wait to see all the fantastic future studies!
Adam Chapman, Columbia, '11
Emily Cherenack, Barnard, '12
Orellana del Fierro, Barnard '11
Rebekka Dohme, Barnard, '11
James Fuller, PhD, Columbia '12
Meredith Leeman, Barnard, '12
Sabrina Mashburn, Post-bacc, Columbia
Jennifer Oh, Barnard '11
Hannah Salomons, Columbia '10
Jessica Sapire, Barnard '12
Shoshana Schoenfeld, Barnard '11
Olivia Tandon, Columbia '09
Ilana Yablonowich, Barnard '12
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