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Human-Animal Relationships Research Group

Our interest is primarily focused on investigating the social relationships between humans and their animals. We examine these relationships in an evolutionary conceptual framework using both behavioural and psychological methods. Only recently has research supplied evidence for extensive similarities in mental abilities within the mammal group. This new comparative approach allows us to consider and analyze human-animal relationships as real social relationships.




Animals help old and young

Not just children benefit from animal therapists; older people also improve life quality by...

About Humans and Animals: Lecture Series starts again

On Tuesday, January, 22nd, 2013, the third round of the lecture series about human-animal...

Lecture Series about Human-Animal Relationships at the University of Vienna

New link between science and practice of human-animal relationships through to private keeping of...

Highlights in Human-Animal Relationships: University of Vienna Lecture Series

Within this lecture series International experts from the fields of biology, psychology and human...


Human-Animal Interaction Research Group Department of Behavioural Biology University of Vienna
Althanstraße 14
A-1090 Vienna
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