Human-Animal Relations Expert to Speak at Canisius

Buffalo, NY - Canisius College welcomes Harold Herzog, PhD, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, to campus on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Presented by the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR), the talk is entitled “Why do Humans – But not Other Animals – Keep Pets?” 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 cockfighters, the impact of pets on human health, and gender differences in human-animal relationships. Herzog is the author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and he writes the blog Animals and Us for Psychology Today magazine. His book on the psychology of human-animal interactions, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard To Think Straight About Animals, has been translated into eight languages.

In 2013, Herzog received the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)/International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Distinguished Scholar Award for his contributions to the study of human-animal relationships.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 716-888-2790.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.