Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Royka, A. L., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2020). Metacognition in canids: A comparison of dogs (Canis familiaris) and dingoes (Canis dingo). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134(3), 303-317. [download]

Silver, Z. A., Furlong, E. E., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2020). Training differences predict dogs’(Canis lupus familiaris) preferences for prosocial others. Animal Cognition, 1-9. [download]

Crossman, M. K., Kazdin A. E., Matijczak, A., Kitt, E. R, & Santos, L. R. (2018). The influence of interactions with dogs on affect, anxiety, and arousal in children. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. [download]
 
Johnston, A. M., Huang, Y., & Santos, L. R. (2018). Dogs do not demonstrate a human-like bias to defer to communicative cues. Learning & Behavior. [download]
 
Johnston, A. M., Byrne, M., & Santos, L. R. (2018). What is unique about shared reality? Insights from a new comparison species. Current Opinion in Psychology. [download]
 
Johnston, A. M., Turrin, C., Watson, L., Arre, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2017). Uncovering the origins of dog-human eye contact: Dingoes establish eye contact more than wolves, but less than dogs. Animal Behaviour. [download]
 
Johnston, A. M., Holden, P. C., & Santos, L. R. (2016). Exploring the evolutionary origins of overimitation: A comparison across domesticated and non-domesticated canids. Developmental Science. [download]
 
Book Reviews and Commentaries
Turrin, C., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2016). [Review of the book Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition, by Á. Miklósi]. Quarterly Review of Biology, 91, 88. [download]
 
Johnston, A. M., McAuliffe, K., & Santos, L. R. (2015). Another way to learn about teaching: What dogs can tell us about the evolution of pedagogy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e44 [download]
 
Presentations at Academic Conferences
Qin, M., Huang, Y., Stumph, E., Santos, L., & Scassellati, B. (2020, March). Dog Sit! Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris) Follow a Robot’s Sit Commands. In Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 16-24). [download]
 
Qin, M., Scassellati, B., & Santos, L. (2019, March). Agency in canine-robot interaction: do dogs (Canis familiaris) understand humanoid robots pointing behavior?. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 736-738). IEEE.
 
Johnston, A. M., Chang, L. W, & Santos, L. R. (2017). I can do it myself: Dogs prioritize independent problem solving over looking back. Talk presented at the 2017 Cognitive Development Society’s Biennial Meeting, Portland, OR.
 
Bogese, M. J., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2017, October). Do Canids Abandon Olfactory Cues when Interacting with Humans? Poster presented at the 2017 Canine Science Conference, Tempe, AZ.
 
Royka, A. L, Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2017, October). Metacognition across domestication: A comparison of dogs and dingoes. Poster presented at the 2017 Canine Science Conference, Tempe, AZ.
 
Johnston, A. M., Tecwyn, E. C., & Santos, L. R. (2017, October). The double-edged sword of domestication: Dogs are less adept than dingoes at independent problem solving. Poster presented at the 2017 Canine Science Conference, Tempe, AZ.
 
Johnston, A. M., Turrin, C., Watson, L., & Santos, L. (2017, April). Through the eyes of dingoes (Canis dingo): A window into the evolution of dog-human eye contact. Poster presented at the 2017 Comparative Cognition Conference, Melbourne, Florida.
 
Royka, A. L., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2017, April). Seek and maybe ye shall find: Metacognitive information-seeking in domestic dogs. Poster presented at the 2017 Omega Psi Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Holden, P. C., Johnston, A. M., & Santos, L. R. (2016, September). Exploring the evolutionary origins of overimitation: A comparison across domesticated and non-domesticated canids. Poster presented at the 2016 Yale Undergraduate Research Showcase, New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Johnston, A. M., Holden, P. C., & Santos, L. R. (2015, October). Exploring the evolutionary origins of overimitation: A comparison across domesticated and non-domesticated canids. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Development Society’s Biennial Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.