Hoehl, Stefanie (2017) Inferring emotion without language: Comparing canines and prelinguistic infants. Animal Sentience 14(16)
Miiamaaria V. Kujala, Canine emotions as seen through human social cognition
Research on canine emotions has to deal with challenges quite similar to psychological research on social and emotional development in human infants. In both cases, verbal reports are unattainable, and behavioral and physiological methods have to be adjusted to the specific population. I will argue that both regarding empirical approaches and conceptual work, advances in research on social-cognitive development in human infants can inform the study of canine emotions.