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Sam Gosling

Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Sam Gosling, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, and "Good Morning America," and his research is featured in Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink." Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution. His first book, Snoop, was a New Scientist Editor's Pick for top books of 2008. His most recent research has focused on how animal psychology can inform theories of human personality and social psychology.

The Philosophical Dog

Understanding animals’ “personalities,” says psychologist Sam Gosling, can help us better match them with owners and tasks. We may even someday see a “D-Harmony” for dogs and humans.
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