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The prediction of Human-sociability in the domestic cat Felis silverstris catus

Lauren Robin Finka A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Lincoln for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. June 2015

"Temperament consists of stability in behavioural tendency across both contexts and time. Variability in temperament may affect how suited cats are to reside in certain types of environment. Over the past three decades many studies have been performed on the domestic cat in order to assess their temperament, often with a focus on social aspects of their behaviour, particularly how amenable they are towards humans. Whilst such tests could be used to evaluate or infer an individual’s suitability for domestic living, research in this area frequently lacks sufficient demonstration of reliability and validity."

The prediction of human sociability in the domestic cat
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