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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

A Fetching Personality: Psychologist’s Work May Help Dog Lovers Find Their Perfect Match

Posted: January 1, 2006

“Pet owners will frequently tell you about the personalities of their dogs,” said Sam Gosling, an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. “The question is, should we trust that? Is this really telling us something about what the dog is like or is it some type of sentimental projection onto their adored animals?”

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