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Harold Herzog, PhD, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, will speak at Canisius tonight, Friday, January 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  His talk, entitled “Why do Humans – But not Other Animals – Keep Pets,” is presented by the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR).  The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and the evening will conclude with a book signing.

Herzog has been investigating human-animal interactions for more than 20 years. His research has included studies of the psychology of animal activism, the moral thinking of cock fighters, the impact of pets on human health, and gender differences in human-animal relationships.
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