Join us for December Science Cafe featuring Dr. Lucinda Woodward and her talk "Best Friend or Frienemy-- Is your dog’s personality right for you?".
We will be UPSTAIRS on the second floor in Loft 123. Arrive any time after 6:30. If you intend to eat, please arrive and place your order by 7:00. Eat and chat between 7:00 and 7:30. The presentation will begin at 7:30.
You are welcome to come just for the presentation, but if you intend to eat, please order by 7:00. After the presentation we will draw names for door prizes. As always, we will pass the collection box at the end of the meeting to collect $2 per person to cover expenses.
Patrick O'Shea's is downtown on Main St., on historic Whiskey Row, between 1st and 2nd. It is a block from the Yum! Center, and three doors down from Bearno's by the Bridge.
There is $5 parking in a lot on the corner of 2nd and Main, and at the Marriott garage. Your best bet may be street parking, which is free after 6 pm.
In her talk "Best Friend or Frienemy-- Is your dog’s personality right for you?", Dr. Woodward will share the Pet Attribute Worksheet (PAWS for dogs)—a behavioral personality assessment for canines—that is founded in the interpersonal circumplex theory of personality. This interactive exercise will enable participants to assess the level of complementarity between their dog’s personality attributes and their own character traits to determine the optimum canine/companion animal owner match.
Dr. Lucinda Woodward holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (University of Louisville, 2003) and joined the Indiana University Southeast faculty in 2009 with a joint appointment in Psychology and International Studies.
Since coming to IU Southeast she has taught introductory psychology, human sexuality, abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, advanced research, international psychology and psychological assessment courses.
Dr. Woodward’s research has focused on two major areas: the programmatic examination of the psychometric properties of interpersonal measures of personality and the role and function of interpersonal style in maintenance of mental health and relationship satisfaction. Though broad in perspective, all of these projects are linked by her own theoretical orientation in interpersonal relations and circumplex theories of personality. Her most recent publication in Society and Animals, “Give a dog a bad name and hang him: Evaluating black dog syndrome” assessed perceptions of personality style in different dog breeds. She has also presented extensively on her clinical work with former Liberian child soldiers.
See you there!