Our Dogs, Our Doppelgängers


Sebastian Magnani, “Underdogs”
Image via nextavenue

We’ve all observed the propensity for people and their pups to look alike. Now, a Psychology Today article proposes an answer as to why this phenomenon exists:

Stanley Coren, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, explains that we like things that are familiar and are particularly fond of our own faces because we see them thousands of times each year in reflective surfaces. This makes us want to go for a dog with similar head and facial characteristics.

So basically, we’re all just a little narcissistic. Read the full story (and see the great illustrations) right here.

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