Sentience Debate at Animal Mosaic


Animal sentience, psychology and sociology; what are the links?

Sentience Topic: Behaviour, Emotions Guest: Dr Nik Taylor and Dr Tania Signa  Date: 19 Mar 2013  
Global Issue: Agriculture, Human- wildlife conflict, Sustainability

Nik received her PhD in Human-Animal Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University.  Since then she has researched links between human and animal directed violence, humane education and animal assisted therapy. Tania is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the Central Queensland University. Tania’s main interests are in the links between interpersonal violence, animal abuse and child abuse.

Nik and Tania will discuss their views on the importance of animal sentience research in relation to human and animal interactions.

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