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Emotions: Inside Out

What does joy feel like to you? Is it the same feeling for the person sitting next to you? Is it the same feeling for your dog? Are emotions pre-wired in the brain or are they learned? These are just a few of the interesting and important questions that surround the topic of emotions. In this Session, we focus on contemporary approaches to understanding emotions, which have upturned the commonly held classical account. The benefit of gaining a more contemporary understanding about human emotions is clear, but what does it all mean in terms of the animals you care for?

Please note: This Session was recorded in 2019; content presented in 2020 may vary slightly. 

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. Susan has co-authored chapters on behavior change in four veterinary texts, and her popular articles have been translated into 14 languages. She teaches courses and seminars on animal learning and consults with zoos around the world. Susan was appointed to the F&WS Condor Recovery Team from 2002 - 2010, after which time the team was retired due to the success of the birds in the wild. She is the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of American Humane Association (AHA) Film and TV Unit, and a member in good standing of ABAI, ABMA, and IAABC.