Cats Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 3

Cats Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 3

In the next few months, I want to discuss the psychological understanding we have about cats and the way they behave. Most of you cat lovers may know some or all of the things I will discuss, however, I thought it would be an excellent idea to go over different aspects of cat’s behaviour and the reasons behind it.

Today I am going to discuss how sensitive cats are to us and our cues. Cats are domestic these days, and so you would think that they would have, by now, picked up on our cues, however, this is not the case with all cats.

Based on Miklósi et al.’s research study, it has been proven that cats actually follow human gestures in order to find food. The study similarly concludes that cats are not problem solvers and are unable to solve a task. They also do not turn to humans for help.

Another really interesting psychological fact about cats is that studies were conducted to see if they, like humans, turn to their owner when they are unsure about a situation. Meaning, if they feel scared or need reassurance, would a cat hide or run to their owner for protection? This term in psychology is called “Social referencing.” The results were fascinating. A higher percentage of cats did, in fact, run to their owner.

That’s it for today guys. If you liked this article, then stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to like and share.


Jeyran Main is a professional book editor, marketing adviser, and book reviewer. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

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Cat’s Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 2

As mentioned in my post at the beginning of the month, I want to discuss the psychological understanding we have about cats and the way they behave. Most of you cat lovers may know some or all of the things I will discuss, however, I thought it would be a nice idea to go over different aspects of cat’s behavior and the reasons behind it.

Cat’s Misbehaving

Cats are beautiful animals. You can keep asking your cat not to scratch for instance however until the cat herself is not provided a specific place where she can conduct this act, no remedy will come of it. This is just a simple example of what I am going to try and clarify in today’s post.

Before you even want to consider punishing your car or feel like giving up on her you may wish to try Cat psychology.

If your cat is totally cool with using the litter box and then suddenly she stops. This may be due to suffering from pain or injury. They may also be an infection of some kind that is causing her to not reach the litter box in time.

Many times, in psychology, we use the ‘Association’ technique in order to train our pets. Cats are different. For instance, if you punish your cat for scratching your sofa, they won’t associate the telling off, with your punishment. In fact, they associate the telling off, with you.

Cat Stress

Cats love consistency. If you change things in their schedule then it may cause stress for them. I mean even moving furniture around or bringing home a new item of furnishing. If your cat shows any signs of abnormal behavior then start with the smallest things that could have caused it.

There are many psychological books written about cats, you may wish to seek help from a professional cat behaviorist, if all fails, as well.

That’s it for today guys. If you liked this article then stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to like and share.


Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

Cat’s Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 1

In the next few months, I want to discuss the psychological understanding we have about cats and the way they behave. Most of you cat lovers may know some or all of the things I will discuss, however, I thought it would be a nice idea to go over different aspects of cat’s behavior and the reasons behind it.

Affection

Cats rub their face and body on certain objects or a person to mark their scent. This we all know; however, it also is considered as part of showing affection. Cats also greet by touching each other’s noses. They may even rub their face onto your cheeks to display their strong affection.

Cats rub on your leg or body to make you smell like them. The more you smell like them, the more they want to be around you.

Kneading

Kneading assists the mother cat to give milk to her kittens. When they get older they knead with their paws indicating what they remember of their mother.

Sometimes cats knead on humans. This is because they are trying to calm themselves when they are nervous.

Bonding

Contrary to what some think, cats are just as bonded and protective towards their owners as dogs are. They just don’t show it like dogs do.

Cat’s help humans

Studies have shown that a cat owner is less likely to have a heart attack by 40%! This is because when cats purr, they help the owners body and themselves. The purring actually cuts down on the effects of dyspnea – difficulty breathing – in humans and cats.

That’s it for today guys. If you liked this article then stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to like and share.


Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.