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Coren, Stanley

Works: 86 works in 463 publications in 17 languages and 17,883 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Popular works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: SF433, 636.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stanley Coren
The left-hander syndrome : the causes and consequences of left-handedness by Stanley Coren( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you are among the 10 percent of people who happen to be left-handed, you've had to endure such derisive terms as 'gauche' and 'a left-handed compliment.' At school you may have been forced to write with your right hand. And in another century your proclivity might have gotten you accused of witchcraft. Any left-handed person, or the spouse, parent, or friend of one, will be captivated by this essential and eye-opening book. With bracing wit and a flawless command of current research, psychologist Stanley Coren answers such questions as: Is left-handedness acquired genetically or socially? Are southpaws more creative than their right-handed fellows? Why do left-handers seem to die younger than right-handers? What can left-handers do to counteract the perils and prejudices that confront them in a world that leans to the right?"--Publisher's description
Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep by Stanley Coren( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engrossing, expansive look at the facts and folklore of sleep, best-selling author Stanley Coren provides astounding new evidence that we are becoming an increasingly sleep-deprived society, and that this condition is seriously affecting our work, posing a danger to ourselves and others. He shows, for example, that the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the disaster involving the space shuttle Challenger, and the nuclear accidents at both Chernobyl and Three Mile Island were all associated with people suffering from sleep deprivation. Drawing on dramatic interviews with a range of professionals including doctors, airline pilots, stockbrokers, and truck drivers, Coren shows the risks that everyone now faces as more and more people in the workforce operate with insufficient sleep. He also looks at some of the more subtle and insidious effects of sleep loss on our physical and mental health and explains how to tell whether you are getting enough sleep. In addition Coren asks intriguing questions like: Do fish sleep? Are there really "morning" people and "night" people? Why is it virtually impossible to fall asleep during midmorning hours no matter how tired you are? And how is it that you can sleep for hours on a plane and never feel rested? Some provocative stories about sleep oddities are presented along with a description of some strange sleep disorders that affect a surprisingly large number of people. Finally, the book describes specific techniques to help children sleep through the night and to improve the quality and efficiency of your own sleep
Why we love the dogs we do : how to find the dog that matches your personality by Stanley Coren( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice on how to choose the perfect dog, providing information on how to evaluate each personality trait of the dog and the owner to determine if the match will work or not
Sensation and perception by E. Bruce Goldstein( Book )

76 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides broad, theoretically balanced coverage, along with late-breaking discoveries and new thinking, on how we see, hear, smell, touch, and make sense of our world. Featuring do-it-yourself demonstrations of actual perceptual phenomena, Coren, Ward, and Enns's interactive approach to sensation and perception enables the reader to use their own senses to understand this fascinating and dynamic field
The intelligence of dogs : canine consciousness and capabilities by Stanley Coren( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coren examines the mental abilities of dogs, including memory, the ability to understand human language, and emotion, as well as how the varios breeds differ in intelligence
How dogs think : understanding the canine mind by Stanley Coren( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of canine thought and feeling draws on current scientific research to offer insight into how to solve problems through a better understanding of dog behavior
Why does my dog act that way? : a complete guide to your dog's personality by Stanley Coren( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years, even scientists mistakenly believed that dogs were simply domesticated wolves. But recent discoveries have demonstrated that dogs are actually much more complex than their wild cousins--their ability to adapt to a man-made world is far more flexible, and their personalities are far more diverse. Using findings from scientific experiments by dog breeders and the domestication of foxes and wolves, Coren re-creates the story of how dogs evolved into the myriad forms and breeds we love today. With specific information on which breeds were bred to become more dominant, affectionate, cooperative, or even dangerous, this practical, surprising book can help you to select a new companion or simply to understand your old friend better. Coren also presents a simple, fun test you can administer to your own dog to get a detailed picture of his personality. You, too, can train your pet to become a friendly, calm, confident, "bomb-proof" dog.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication by Stanley Coren( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At long last, dogs will know just how smart their owners can be. By unlocking the secrets of the hidden language of dogs, the author, a psychologist, allows us into the doggy dialogue and makes two-way communication a reality. For the first time, instead of receiving an incomprehensible mash of mixed human signals, man's best friend will be treated to the proper use of dog language. Finally, effective communication can take place between canines and these "strange tall dogs" who have mystified them for so long. Building on research into the simplified language of "baby talk" (that nearly universally recognized "motherese" with which mothers speak to their infants), the author provides insights into the structure and form of the simplified language that many dog owners use to communicate with their pets. A better understanding of this language, "Doggish," is the key to improved two-way communication. The book provides not only the sounds, words, actions, and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us. By giving us the information we need to interpret the wagging of their tails, the flapping of their ears, the movement of their bodies, and the lapping of their tongues as much as their barks, the author allows us into their rich world of communication, giving dog-lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets. As every owner will admit, dogs have an uncanny ability to respond to nuances of human speech. Although actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood mythmaking remains forever out of reach, research and observation show that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands. This book explores the limits of dogs' language abilities and charts the possibilities. It gives owners the key to interpret correctly not only information but emotional states. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with each other, it provides a surprising and fascinating window into the world of dog communication, why they speak and what they talk about. Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, the author demonstrates that the average house dog can differentiate between 60 and 140 words, though some research suggests that dogs can hear many more and also pick words out of sentences and respond to them. This work examines people's beliefs about the ability of their dogs to communicate and contrasts those with the scientific reality. As the author shows us, the gulf is more narrow than many people think, and the rewards of bridging it are endless
The modern dog : a joyful exploration of how we live with dogs today by Stanley Coren( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates the cultural, literary, religious, and economic ways in which the human race has shaped its relationship with dogs throughout the past 15,000 years, sharing stories of how dogs have become entangled in human political, legal, and evolutionary processes
Why do dogs have wet noses? by Stanley Coren( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and some interesting facts about the behavior and habits of dogs
Seeing is deceiving : the psychology of visual illusions by Stanley Coren( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do dogs dream? : nearly everything your dog wants you to know by Stanley Coren( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book packs a lot of energy in a little package. Throughout his long career as a researcher, professor, writer, and dog trainer, Coren has been asked the same questions many times. Here, he answers them in 72 short chapters. Queries range from dogs' anatomy and physiology to their emotions to unusual habits. Coren also includes chapters on the principles and methods of positive dog training. He writes in a conversational style, basing his answers on the latest scientific research while avoiding jargon, which makes this book informative for veteran and novice dog owners alike
The pawprints of history : dogs and the course of human events by Stanley Coren( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] has amassed a ... collection of stories. [In the book], the stories themselves are the focus and readers have the undiluted pleasure of sharing in [his] unique trove. As history's great figures strut across the stage, [he] guides us from the wings, lovingly picking out the canine cameos and giving every dog of distinction its day. He vividly depicts the dogs who have played a significant role in the lives of many historical figures, and shows how their relationships with their people have directly influenced the course of world events. In this unparalleled chronicle, we see how Florence Nightingale's chance encounter with a wounded dog changed her life by leading her to the vocation of nursing. We learn why Dr. Freud's Chow Chow attended all of his therapy sessions and how the life of the Fifth Dalai Lama was saved by a dog who shared his bed. We see the obsessive love of King Charles II, who gave his spaniels hereditary titles of nobility so that they might go with him into the House of Lords. From canines who accompanied the rulers of ancient Egypt to those belonging to the presidents of the United States, dogs have been companions as well as political symbols and instruments of public relations - including Calvin Coolidge's collie Prudence Prim, who had a cheerful collection of fancy hats, and Bill Clinton's chocolate Lab, Buddy, who made timely appearances to help his master through photo ops ... In this definitive collection of canine greatness, bursting with tales of famous figures and their four-legged catalysts of every breed and possible disposition, from lapdogs to four-legged warriors, from sleuthing hounds to sedentary pugs, [the author] convincingly documents that wherever are found the footprints of history, there too one will find the pawprints
Lateral preferences and human behavior by Clare Porac( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding your dog for dummies by Stanley Coren( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes Spot go? What makes Cujo psycho? This friendly guide helps you understand the emotional makeup and drives of your dog. All kinds of fun exercises, questionnaires, and charts help you determine what motivates your dog's attitudes and behaviors and use that knowledge, practical advice, and proven training techniques to nurture a great pet and a great relationship
The intelligence of dogs : a guide to the thoughts, emotions, and inner lives or our canine companions by Stanley Coren( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Left-handedness : behavioral implications and anomalies by Stanley Coren( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left-handedness has been shown to be a possible marker for various psychological and physical abnormalities. This book presents evidence by a number of researchers who evaluate whether there are indeed differences between left- and right-handers which extend into the broader psychological and physiological realms. Several chapters show that left-handedness is found in unexpectedly high proportions in populations that suffer from various immune deficiency diseases, in alcoholics, dyslexics, mental retardates, psychopaths and other clinical groups. The book indicates why left-handedness should be a marker for such conditions. The genetic and environmental pressures on handedness are explored. A model for pathological left-handedness is presented, along with some interesting data which suggests that left-handedness may be associated with reduced life-span. Finally, several chapters discuss the implications of handedness patterns in non-clinical populations
What do dogs know? by Stanley Coren( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left hander : everything you need to know about left-handedness by Stanley Coren( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensación y percepción by Stanley Coren( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep
Alternative Names
Coren, S.

Coren, Stanley

Korens, Stenlijs

Stanley Coren Ahli psikologi Amerika

Stanley Coren American psychologist

Stanley Coren Amerikaans psycholoog

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Sleep thieves : an eye-opening exploration into the science and mysteries of sleepWhy we love the dogs we do : how to find the dog that matches your personalitySensation and perceptionThe intelligence of dogs : canine consciousness and capabilitiesHow dogs think : understanding the canine mindWhy does my dog act that way? : a complete guide to your dog's personalityHow to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communicationThe modern dog : a joyful exploration of how we live with dogs today