Nebraska Symposium on Motivation

69th Annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Canine Cognition and the Human Bond. Photo by: Nina Radulovic

21-22 April 2022
Nebraska Union Auditorium

Coordinated by: Jeffrey Stevens, Ph.D.

This event has concluded, and but you can view recordings of the presentations.

Dogs are a valued part of almost 70 million American households. Yet, in terms of behavior and cognition, they have only become a serious subject of scientific study in the last 20 years. Similarly, we have recently witnessed a sharp increase in studies of canine-human interaction, exploring the motivational, emotional, cognitive, physiological, and neural mechanisms of dogs on human psychology and well-being.

The primary goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from psychology, biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and social work to delve deeper into the canine-human bond.

Pre-Symposium Seminar

"PTSD service dogs for military veterans: Current knowledge and future directions"

Wednesday, April 20
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Kerri Rodriguez
Colorado State University

Pre-symposium seminar.