The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris)

Anna Kis, Alin Ciobica, J. Topál

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Abstract

The oxytocin system has recently received increasing attention due to its effect on complex human behaviours. In parallel to this, over the past couple of decades, the human-analogue social behaviour of dogs has been intensively studied. Combining these two lines of research (e.g. studying the relationship between dog social behaviour and the oxytocin system) is a promising new research area. The present paper reviews the existing literature on how oxytocin is related to different aspects of human-directed social behaviour in dogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-52
Number of pages13
JournalHormones and Behavior
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Dog
  • Dog–human relationship
  • Oxytocin
  • Social behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris). / Kis, Anna; Ciobica, Alin; Topál, J.

In: Hormones and Behavior, Vol. 94, 01.08.2017, p. 40-52.

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