Domestic cats are capable of leading both solitary and social lives in their natural habitat, as well as in captive environments.
I assessed both general problem-solving ability and the relationship between socialization and problem-solving ability, problem-solving speed, and latency to approach a novel apparatus in domestic cats.
These results provide evidence that domestic cats are not only capable of problem-solving, but that their socialization towards humans influences their abilities.
I would like to thank my advisor, Preston Foerder, along with my committee members, Amye Warren and Kate Rogers, for their invaluable support throughout my thesis process; their constructive critiques greatly enhanced the quality of my research and writing.
I also want to extend my sincere thanks to Mc Kamey Animal Shelter, specifically Jamie Mc Aloon for allowing me to work with their cats and Katie Christie for giving an abundant amount of time and effort to provide me with everything I needed. Bagley for being a great sounding board for ideas and providing me with her experienced advice.
A special thank you to my older brother, Daniel Howard, for constructing the puzzle box I used throughout my study. Foerder, Jade Wilson and Mallory Jones, for helping me collect data and code videos. I would like to sincerely thank Nina Ottosson for donating their cat puzzle, Mix Max A, for my pilot study.
An assumption shared by many educators is that language is somehow a crucial factor in a child’s education.
There are a number of basic research questions that have been raised which refer to the role of language in school.
Family typically consists of a man and woman and their children or two or more people who usually reside in the same home and share same goals and values.
Traditionally, in all societies, the family has always been seen as a social institution; that has the biggest impact on society.