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  1. Social contact in horses: implications for human-horse interactions

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): M.C. VanDierendonck, D. Goodwin

    The ancestors of the domestic horse were important prey species for many predators, including humans. Equids possess few physical defence mechanisms, relying on survival strategies centred on the formation of cohesive social bonds within stable groups. Mutual grooming is common between these...

  2. Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Carrie Rohman

  3. The human-animal interaction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Swan, P., Bailey, D.

    Human-animal relationships are far from fading in importance or reducing in number, despite progressive urbanization and industrialization. With increasing protection for animals being sought by legislation around the world and the recognition of important connections in our interactions with...

  4. Conclusion: illustrating the perceived economic impact of companion animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The need for further research and follow up studies on the economic impact of companion animals on the UK economy is briefly discussed.

  5. Indirect costs: extending the scope of economic value

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes two areas that show the significance of indirect costs associated with companion animals: (i) the effect of companion animal ownership on human health (considering examples relating to the physical, mental and social health of people) and its economic implications and (ii)...

  6. Updates on the economic impact of companion animals to the UK

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The current status of the companion animal-keeping phenomenon and subsequent pet care industry in the UK is described, with emphasis on some of the possible benefits and costs to certain economies that are associated with companion animals.

  7. Key features of the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes the extent and economic significance of the pet-keeping phenomenon, benefits of pet ownership and associated problems of pet ownership in the UK based on the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988.

  8. Methodology

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter discusses the methodology used to obtain data on the economic significance of companion animals in the UK.

  9. Introduction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  10. What do infants know about cats, dogs, and people? Development of a 'like-people' representation for nonhuman animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Quinn, Paul C., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  11. Integrative commentary III: A primer in three areas key to future research

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): McCardle, Peggy, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R.

  12. Understanding empathy and psychopathy through cognitive and social neuroscience

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Lozier, Leah M., Brethel-Haurwitz, Kristin M., Marsh, Abigail A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  13. Human-animal interaction and the development of executive functions

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Ling, Daphne S., Kelly, Melissa, Diamond, Adele, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  14. Genetic components of companion animal behavior

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Jones, Paul, McCune, Sandra, Freund, Lisa S., Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  15. Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  16. From the dog's perspective: Welfare implications of HAI research and practice

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Gee, Nancy R., Hurley, Karyl J., Rawlings, John M., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, McCardle, Peggy

  17. Visual attention and facial identification in human and non-human animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Guo, Kun, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  18. Introduction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Gee, Nancy R., Esposito, Layla, McCune, Sandra, Freund, Lisa S., McCardle, Peggy

  19. Final commentary: Sociality, therapy, and mechanisms of action

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Fox, Nathan A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  20. Integrative commentary II: Shared neurobiological mechanisms and social interactions in human-animal interaction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy