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Timothy Bearl is a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. During the Fall 2019 semester, Tim is interning at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. This center is involved in research studies around the topic of implementing training and development for detection dogs. Detection dogs work alongside government agencies to prevent crime, rescue victims of accidents and disasters, and detect medical conditions.  As an intern, Tim is responsible for the day-to-day care of the dogs, data collection, and training. His Psychology studies in research methods are coming in useful! During training, Tim observes and reports the dogs’ behaviors as they respond to drug, explosive, or human stimuli. He is also a Marine Corps Reservist and hopes to study criminal behavior with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or enter a police force upon graduation.

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