This week’s Defining HAS video series addition is by Robert Mitchell, who has been tasked with explaining the term anthropomorphism.
Dr. Robert Mitchell is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University. He lives with his partner and 4 cats in Lexington, Kentucky. He has edited and co-edited books examining a range of psychological topics about animals and children, including deception, pretending, imagination, self-recognition, and spatial cognition, and has produced a monograph on the history of psychological studies of great apes. He has studied animals of several species, including dolphins, apes, monkeys, dogs, and humans, and has also written extensively on the relations among self-recognition, imitation and understanding other minds. He is currently writing a book about the history of ideas about using anthropomorphism to understand animals in science, and is currently studying interactions between humans and sea lions in the Galapagos islands.
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