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Improving Prisoners’ Emotional Intelligence with Dogs

Presented by Lauren Humby, School of Law and Justice

Date: 16 September 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Online
RSVP: Please RSVP to School of Law and Justice by Monday 14 September, 2020.
Contact: For more information, please contact the School of Law and Justice.
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The ability to express and recognise emotions is a fundamental cognitive skill that facilitates interpersonal interaction, social learning and empathic behaviour. Research has shown that prisoners commonly exhibit deficits in Emotional Intelligence (EI), suggesting that low levels of EI may increase offending behaviour. In this seminar, Lauren will discuss how Prison-Dog Programs can improve a person’s emotional intelligence and consider whether the ability to identify a dog’s behavioural cues is transferable to reading and responding to human emotions.