Cat Owners’ Personalities, and Satisfaction With Their Cats [research study]

Evidence mounts about what kinds of cat owners are satisfied with their cats. This new study explains: “The Purrfect Match: The Influence of Personality on Owner Satisfaction with Their Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus),” Rebecca Evans, Minna Lyons, Gayle Brewer, Sonia Tucci, Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 138, 2019, pp. 252–256. The authors (one of […]

Do Cats Sometimes Pay Some Attention to Their Owners? [Podcast 73]

The whether and when and how often of cats possibly paying attention to their owners is the main thing in this week’s Improbable Research podcast. Oh, and lots of Jean Berko Gleason and her cat, Foster. SUBSCRIBE on, iTunes, or Spotify to get a new episode every week, free. This week, Marc Abrahams  — with dramatic readings by Boston University psychologist Jean Berko Gleason — […]