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The Human-Feline Bond (HABRI Central Bibliography)

By Marcy Wilhelm-South

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  1. Responses of pet cats to being held by an unfamiliar person, from weaning to three years of age

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lowe, S. E., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    We have determined the extent to which individual responses of domestic cats on being handled by an unfamiliar person are stable between 2 and 33 months of age. Twenty-nine household cats from nine litters were tested at 2, 4, 12, 24 and 33 months of age, by being held for 1 minute by a standard,...

  2. Human-cat interactions in the home setting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mertens, C.

    Unmanipulated human-cat interactions in established relationships and in the common but very complex home setting are described and analyzed quantitatively. Fifty-one cat-owning Swiss families were visited in their homes. In a total of 504 hours of observation, the interspecific interactions of...

  3. Experimental analysis of human-cat interactions during first encounters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mertens, C., Turner, D. C.

    The goal of our study was to describe tween a human and a cat and to determine the social behavior during the first encounter beinfluence of the sex of the cat, individuality of the cat, activity state of the person, and person type on the cat's behavior; and the influence of the age and sex...

  4. How depressive moods affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rieger, G., Turner, D. C.

    This study investigated how depressive feelings affect the behavior of singly living persons toward their cats. Data from 47 women and 49 men, who were visited at home for one two-hour observation session, were used for the analyses. Just prior to and after the observations, participants filled...

  5. Validation of a temperament test for domestic cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siegford, J. M., Walshaw, S. O., Brunner, P., Zanella, A. J.

    Cats are popular companion animals, particularly in Europe and North America, and appear in correspondingly large numbers in animal shelters. Temperament tests are not widely used to assess cats before adoption from shelters. However, cats exhibit a wide range of temperaments as do the families...

  6. Responsiveness and perceived intelligence as predictors of speech addressed to cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G.

    Speech addressed to a cat was examined to test whether the use of child-directed language (CDL) with a companion animal is related to perceived intelligence of a listener and/or listener responsiveness. Fifty-one undergraduates briefly entertained a cat using a toy, and the vast majority of these...

  7. Responses of cats to petting by humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Soennichsen, S., Chamove, A. S.

    There is evidence that different gland areas in animals of the cat family have different functions. This study showed that nine cats gave more positive and fewer negative responses to petting by their owners in the temporal region (between the eyes and ears), the reverse to petting in the caudal...

  8. Singly living people and their cats: a study of human mood and subsequent behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, D. C., Rieger, G.

    We sought to examine how cat owners' moods correlated with subsequent interactions with their cats. Such a relationship has not been previously documented. Data from 47 women and 49 men living alone with their cats were collected. Participants were visited at their homes for one two-hour session...

  9. Spouses and cats and their effects on human mood

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, D. C., Rieger, G., Gygax, L.

    Previous data indicated that cats influence the moods of singly living people only by decreasing negative moods, while not affecting positive moods. In this study, it was investigated if such an effect could be replicated, was comparable to the effect of a human partner and related to the owner's...

  10. Use of feral cats in psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wells, E. S., Rosen, L. W., Walshaw, S.

    Animal-assisted therapy typically involves the use of domesticated, well controlled animals that are trained to permit approach behavior and interaction by patients. This report describes the use of undomesticated, feral cats as adjuncts to psychotherapy. This approach provides advantages not...

  11. The impact of paternity and early socialisation on the development of cats' behaviour to people and novel objects

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McCune, S.

    37 kittens, the offspring of an 'unfriendly' or 'friendly' father, were handled between 2 and 12 weeks of age (socialised) or received no handling (unsocialised); the response to a familiar person, a stranger and a novel object were tested when the kittens were 1 year old. Offspring from the...

  12. Pet therapy evaluated. The Kingsmead cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Newberry, S. R.

  13. Human-animal relationship of owners of normal and overweight cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kienzle, E., Bergler, R.

  14. Evaluation of cat and owner characteristics and their relationships to outdoor access of owned cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clancy, E. A., Moore, A. S., Bertone, E. R.

  15. The heart of the matter--cats and cardiovascular health

    Journal Articles

  16. Pet therapy--our working cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hennah, B. M.

  17. Physiological responses by college students to a dog and a cat: Implications for pet therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Somerville, John W., Kruglikova, Yana A., Robertson, Renee L., Hanson, Leta M., MacLin, Otto H.

  18. Attachment to feline companions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zasloff, Ruth L., Kidd, Aline H.

  19. Katten en patiƫnten met schizofrenie: Een goed samengaan?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): de Kok, Y.

  20. How should we study social intelligence in cats?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saito, Atsuko, Shinozuka, Kazutaka

  21. Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Friedmann, Erika, Thomas, Sue A.

  22. Bobbi girl -- the healing cat

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anshara, S.

  23. Love, safety, and companionship: the human-animal bond and Latino families

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Faver, C. A., Cavazos, A. M., Jr.

  24. Purr-fect bedside manner?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, J. E.

  25. Evaluation of a companion animal program on a continuing care psychiatric unit

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cassidy, K., Webb, L., McKeown, D., Stiles, T.

  26. The cat's meow... "Going to the dogs... for help" (November 2000)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, S.

  27. Pet therapy -- cats, dogs ... and llamas

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paquin, T.

  28. Top employee sleeps on the job

    Journal Articles

  29. Standard life. The place of dogs and cats in the modern NHS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, D.

  30. The human-cat relationship

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B., Turner, Dennis C.

  31. Animals and people: the tie between: the effects of early handling on the development of social bonds between cats and people

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B.

  32. Relationship of pets to family life style or personality factors: factors influencing the socialization of cats to people

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Karsh, Eileen B.

  33. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.

  34. Snuggles, my cotherapist, and other animal tales in life and therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Imber-Black, E.

  35. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  36. My lucky experience with cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grewal, R.

  37. Experimental evaluation of attachment behaviors in owned cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, Claudia, Heiblum, Moisés, Tejeda, Alberto, Galindo, Francisco

  38. Expanding families: preparing for and introducing dogs and cats to infants, children, and new pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bergman, L., Gaskins, L.

  39. Cat ownership is a risk factor for the development of anti-cat IgE but not current wheeze at age 5 years in an inner-city cohort

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Perzanowski, M. S., Chew, G. L., Divjan, A., Johnson, A., Goldstein, I. F., Garfinkel, R. S., Hoepner, L. A., Platts-Mills, T. A., Perera, F. P., Miller, R. L.

  40. Survey of owned feline and canine populations in apartments from a neighbourhood in Curitiba, Brazil

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Serafini, C. A., Rosa, G. A., Guimaraes, A. M., De Morais, H. A., Biondo, A. W.

  41. Pet ownership and children's self-esteem in the context of war

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kerestes, Gordana, Arambasic, Lidija, Kuterovac-Jagodic, Gordana, Vizek-Vidovic, Vlasta

    The aim of this study was to examine possible beneficial effects of pet ownership on the self-esteem of war-traumatized school children. The Croatian version of Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale was administered to three groups of elementary school children of both sexes, grades 5 to 8, all severely...

  42. Truth about cats and dogs: weighing the pros and cons of pet therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vickery, Kathleen

  43. Overweight in dogs, but not in cats, is related to overweight in their owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nijland, M. L., Stam, F., Seidell, J. C.

  44. Tails of animal attraction: Incorporating the feline into the family

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hilary Downey, Sarah Ellis

    Increased urbanization and female employment have led to the cat overtaking the dog as the companion animal of preference. However, this article looks beyond lifestyle changes as reasons for the popularity of the cat. The article explores the emotional consumer-socialization process involving...

  45. Can we live without cats? Interpreting and expanding on Ellson's question from a cat-lover's perspective

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carol Megehee

    This commentary responds to Tony Ellson's, “Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog–owner relationships” from the point of view of a cat owner and her cats. The author discusses cat-related consumption via a life-cycle framework and notes that consumption...

  46. Feline companions and demography

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jargin, S.

  47. Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet

    Books | Contributor(s): Bradshaw, John

  48. Cat sense : how the new feline science can make you a better friend to your pet

    Books | Contributor(s): Bradshaw, John

  49. The truth about cats and dogs: Are there genetic influences on pet ownership

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Spotts, Erica L., Lichtenstein, Paul, Neiderhiser, Jenae M.

  50. Cat therapy as an alternative form of animal-assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Goleman, M., Drozd, L., Karpinski, M., Czyzowski, P.

  51. [Drs. Dog and Cat - animals as good doctors]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bublak, R.

  52. [Children and animals: about sense and nonsense of development promoting animal contact and animal assisted interventions]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoff, T.

  53. Daily rhythm of total activity pattern in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus) maintained in two different housing conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Piccione, G., Marafioti, S., Giannetto, C., Panzera, M., Fazio, F.

    Housing conditions and human presence have been shown to have an influence on daily amount of activity in herbivores. Only few studies on the behavior of cats and interactions between cat and human were conducted, and these few works are referred to cats housed in laboratories. At the same way,...

  54. The photographed cat picturing human-feline ties, 1890-1940

    Books | Contributor(s): Arluke, Arnold , Rolfe, Lauren

  55. No buddy left behind : bringing U.S. troops' dogs and cats safely home from the combat zone

    Books | Contributor(s): Crisp, Terri, Hurn, Cynthia

  56. Interactions between Cats and Humans in a Natural Setting: Human Verbalizations and Feline Vocalizations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rubi, Serge

  57. The cat people revisited

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): V. D. Volkan

  58. Human-cat interactions: relationships with, and breed differences between, non-pedigree, Persian and Siamese cats [Pets, families and interactions]

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Dennis C. Turner