Sam Gosling

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Sam Gosling is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He did his doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, where he his dissertation focused personality in spotted hyenas. His non-human research has also examined dogs, cats, chimpanzees, and squid. In 2005 he founded the Animal Personality Institute, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to understanding personality and temperament in non-human animals. He also does research on Internet-based methods of data collection and on how human personality is manifested in everyday contexts like bedrooms, offices, Facebook profiles, and music preferences; this latter work is described in his book, “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You.” Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution in the area of Comparative Psychology.

Bio obtained from E-Training For Dogs.

More information on Dr. Sam Gosling can be found on the Social Psychology Network