If you have a cat, you've probably asked yourself, "does my cat love me?" Love is a messy term. It's not all that accurate to the way we feel...that attachment. Does a baby love their parent? I would say yes. So I decided to put Bill and Loki's love to the test using one of psychology's most famous experiments!
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The cats at the beginning were mostly from charitable Twitter and Reddit folks. Thanks y’all! I love it when a plan comes together. Here’s all the cats’ names (and social media name if applicable): Ester @AllEndlessKnot Xenophon and Coralon Sabrina Toftillo @ARTexplains Bandito Bandito Cat on YT Marzipan ...and other unnamed cats!
Sources: Vitale, Kristyn & Behnke, Alexandra & Udell, Monique. (2019). Attachment bonds between domestic cats and humans. Current Biology. 29. R864R865. 10.1016/j.cub.2019.08.036. Mary D. Salter Ainsworth, & Bell, S. (1970). Attachment, Exploration, and Separation: Illustrated by the Behavior of OneYearOlds in a Strange Situation. Child Development, 41(1), 4967. doi:10.2307/1127388
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