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  1. Pet care during preadolescence: developmental considerations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Davis, J. H.

  2. Empathic differences in adults as a function of childhood and adult pet ownership and pet type

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Daly, B., Morton, L. L.

    Prompted by interesting but ambiguous findings that empathic differences in children may relate to pet preference and ownership, we extended the issue to an adult population. We investigated empathic-type responses in adults who lived with cats and/or dogs in childhood (Child-Pet) and currently...

  3. Pet ownership, type of pet and socio-emotional development of school children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vidovic, V. V., Stetic, V. V., Bratko, D.

    The current study was designed to compare the socio-emotional characteristics of school children pet owners and children without pets and to examine whether the type of pet is a variable which can differentiate the socio-emotional development of their owners. The subjects, 425 girls and 401 boys,...

  4. Pets as transitional objects: their role in children's emotional development

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Triebenbacher, S. L.

  5. Differential effects of pet presence and pet-bonding on young children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Poresky, R. H., Hendrix, C.

  6. Child Development and the Human-Companion Animal Bond

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Melson, Gail F.

  7. Pets and human development

    Books | Contributor(s): Levinson, Boris M.

  8. Animals in our lives : human-animal interaction in family, community, and therapeutic settings

    Books | Contributor(s): McCardle, Peggy D.

  9. The role of pets in preadolescent psychosocial development

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jarvis, Patricia A., van Houtte, Beth A.

  10. Pets and the socialization of children

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Robin, Michael, Bensel, Robert ten, Sussman, Marvin B.

  11. Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.

  12. The Social Skills and Attachment to Dogs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carlisle, G. K.

  13. Animals in the lives of children

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Melson, Gail F., Fine, Aubrey H.

  14. Companion animals and child/adolescent development: a systematic review of the evidence

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Purewal, R., R. Christley, K. Kordas, C. Joinson, K. Meints, N. Gee, C. Westgarth

    Childhood and adolescence are important developmental phases which influence health and well-being across the life span. Social relationships are fundamental to child and adolescent development; yet studies have been limited to children's relationships with other humans. This paper provides...

  15. Direct Experience With Nature and the Development of Biological Knowledge

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah E. Longbottom, Virginia Slaughter

    Research Findings: An emerging consensus is that casual, direct contact with nature influences the development of children’s biological knowledge. Here we review the existing literature on this topic, focusing on the effects of (a) rural versus urban rearing environments and (b) pet...

  16. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  17. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    Reports | Contributor(s): Robert H. Poresky