Date of Award

Summer 8-7-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Stephen Zawistowski

Second Advisor

Dr. Sheila Chase

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


This study looked at whether user-submitted videos of cats could be used to increase understanding of their behavior. The findings suggest that the behaviors observed were consistent with prior research, and contain typical cat behavior. Depending on the research question, user-submitted videos of cats are a promising data source.



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