Temple Grandin is an animal scientist who has made exceptional contributions to research in animal behavior, animal welfare, and livestock management. She is an inventor and engineer of numerous animal handling technologies that have been used by commercial slaughter facilities throughout North America. Her unconventional research on animal emotions created a new paradigm for understanding behavioral states such as distress, anticipation, and aggression in wild and domestic animals. Grandin is autistic and has written extensively about the similarities in mental and sensory states between persons with autism and animals. A synopsis of her early life and education is presented, along with an analysis of her publication and citation patterns and a review of her major career accomplishments.

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Keywords Animal behavior, Animal cognition, Animal perception, Animal welfare, Livestock, Mood in animals, Slaughterhouses, Temple Grandin
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/0194262X.2012.730376
Journal Science and Technology Libraries
Citation
Jacobson, P. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: Temple Grandin. Science and Technology Libraries (Vol. 31, pp. 343–360). doi:10.1080/0194262X.2012.730376