Dr. Beth Daly

Dr. Beth Daly

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Email: bethdaly@uwindsor.ca
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext 3831
Office: Room 3324, Leonard & Dorothy Neal Education Building

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Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Windsor

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My main research interest is in the area of anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions.  The focus of my doctoral work was on empathy development as a function of a child’s relationship with, and attachment to, their pets.   Other anthrozoological research in the area of empathy has included an examination of empathy as it relates to type of pet; adults retrospective experiences of growing up with pets; experiences of exposure to animal abuse and its impact on adult empathy; cultural (as part of an international cohort) differences regarding experiences with animal abuse and empathy development; and individuals’ differing emotional responses to identical scenarios of animal abuse and infant abuse.  Recently, I have also begun writing a manuscript exploring ethical issues related to the unwanted horse crisis in North America.

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Pre-Service Courses

  • Animals and Humans in Society (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences)
  • Educational Psychology

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Morton, L.L. & Daly, Beth (submitted) Empathy profiles of vegetarians.

Daly, Beth, & Morton, L.L. (submitted). Empathy in Males with a History of Exposure to Animal Abuse: Is there a Cognitive/Affective Disconnect?

Daly, Beth & Morton, L.L. (2011). The End of Leisure: Are Preferred Leisure Activities Contraindicated for Education-Related Stress/Anxiety Reduction? Education Research International: doi:10.1155/2011/471838
Daly, Beth, & Suggs, Suzanne (2010). Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: implications for empathy development. Journal of Moral Education, 39: 101-112.

Daly, Beth & Morton, L.L. (2009). Empathic differences in adults as a function of child and adult pet ownership and pet type. Anthrozoos, 22 (4): 371-382.

Daly, Beth, & Morton, L.L. (2008). Empathic Correlates of Witnessing the Inhumane Killing of an Animal: An Investigation of Single and Multiple Exposures. Society and Animals, 16: 243-255.

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PhD., University of Windsor
M.A., University of Windsor
B.Ed., University of Western Ontario
B.A., University of Windsor

Recent Graduate Supervision

Gataraek, Boguslawa, Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies (Supervisor)
Topic: Humane Education

Verbora, Antonio, M.A. candidate in Sociology (2nd reader)
Topic: Animal Anti-Cruelty Provisions in Canada