Date of Award

Summer 8-10-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Psychology

First Advisor

Sonia Ragir

Second Advisor

Sheila Chase

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss

Abstract

Catnip triggers a unique olfactory response and results in a play-like activity in felines. This invoked response appears similar to, but more exaggerated and intense, than regular play. The play behavior of 24 cats with two identical toys, one of which was infused with catnip, was compared.

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