CHAI research and Dr. Randolph Barker featured in Forbes
September 6, 2021
In a Forbes article titled "Dog: Better Thinking, Reduced Stress And Happier Work", CHAI research and Dr. Randolph Barker were featured.
Discussing a study from the American Psychological Association, it was found that 84% of adults reported feeling the effects of prolonged stress including 47% who experienced a level of anxiety, 44% who felt sadness, and 39% who experienced anger.
Relationships with other humans are critical to our mental health. Even if you’re an introvert you need connections with others—even if they are minimal. Your dog can be a bridge to other humans, helping you meet people, connect and bond. A study by Virginia Commonwealth University found when dogs were present in the workplace, people got to know each other and had more conversations based on the four-legged visitors.
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