Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He received his doctorate at Stanford University and has published over 300 reports in professional scientific journals. He has been contributing feature articles to WellnessOptions for more than a decade.

His research includes studies on sleep, human vision and hearing, effects of birth stress, creativity, behaviour genetics, and human-canine relationships. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The best-seller books that Stanley Coren has written include Sleep Thieves, The Left-handed Syndrome, The Intelligence of Dogs, and The Pawprints of History. Some of his books have been translated in many different languages. A complete list of his publications can be found on He is regularly seen on TV programs including Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and the Today Show in both Canada and the US. He is the author of a popular blog on human-animal bond, Canine Corner, on Psychology Today's website.