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  1. Effects of Animal-Assisted Activity on Mood States and Feelings in a Psychiatric Setting

    Contributor(s): Brown, S., Snelders, J., Godbold, J., Moran-Peters, J., Driscoll, D., Donoghue, D., Mathew, L., Eckardt, S.

  2. First evidence for an association between joint hypermobility and excitability in a non-human species, the domestic dog

    Contributor(s): Bowen, J., Fatjo, J., Serpell, J. A., Bulbena-Cabre, A., Leighton, E., Bulbena, A.

  3. Rejections in an non-purpose bred assistance dog population: Reasons, consequences and methods for screening

    Contributor(s): Bogaerts, E., Moons, C. P. H., Van Nieuwerburgh, F., Peelman, L., Saunders, J. H., Broeckx, B. J. G.

  4. Impact of Service Dogs on Family Members' Psychosocial Functioning

    Contributor(s): Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.

  5. Best Practice in Supporting Professional Identity Formation: Use of a Professional Reasoning Framework

    Contributor(s): Armitage-Chan, E.

  6. Commentary on: How Schools Enhance the Development of Young People’s Resilience, by Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017

    Contributor(s): Arat, Gizem, Wong, Paul W. C.

  7. To save the bees or not to save the bees: honey bee health in the Anthropocene

    Contributor(s): Andrews, Eleanor

  8. Distributed cognition criteria: Defined, operationalized, and applied to human-dog systems

    Contributor(s): Amon, M. J., Favela, L. H.

  9. Fibromyalgia, my dogs and me

  10. The importance of the human-animal bond

  11. It's never 'only a dog'

  12. Views from many worlds: unsettling categories in interdisciplinary research on endemic zoonotic diseases

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hayley MacGregor, Linda Waldman

    Interdisciplinary research on zoonotic disease has tended to focus on ‘risk’ of disease transmission as a conceptual common denominator. With reference to endemic zoonoses at the livestock–human interface, we argue for considering a broader sweep of disciplinary insights from...

  13. The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sophie Brajon, Jean-Paul Laforest, Océane Schmitt, Nicholas Devillers

    The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of...

  14. Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli

    Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...

  15. Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels in Dog Owners and Their Dogs Are Associated with Behavioral Patterns: An Exploratory Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maria Petersson, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Anne Nilsson, Lise-Lotte Gustafson, Eva Hydbring-Sandberg, Linda Handlin

    We have previously shown that dog–owner interaction results in increasing oxytocin levels in owners and dogs, decreasing cortisol levels in owners but increasing cortisol levels in dogs. The present study aimed to further investigate whether oxytocin and cortisol levels in the previously...

  16. Zoo agent's measure in applying the five freedoms principles for animal welfare

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Argyo Demartoto, Robertus Bellarminus Soemanto, Siti Zunariyah

    Background: Animal welfare should be prioritized not only for the animal's life sustainability but also for supporting the sustainability of living organism's life on the earth. However, Indonesian people have not understood it yet, thereby still treating animals arbitrarily and...

  17. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  18. Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Kis, Melinda Bence, Gabriella Lakatos, Enikõ Pergel, Borbála Turcsán, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Judit Vas, Zsuzsanna Elek, Ildikó Brúder, Levente Földi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi, Zsolt Rónai, Enikõ Kubinyi

    The oxytocin system has a crucial role in human sociality; several results prove that polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene are related to complex social behaviors in humans. Dogs' parallel evolution with humans and their adaptation to the human environment has made them a useful...

  19. Evidence of Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal Liberation/Rights Movement

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Kemmerer

  20. Tom Regan: A Visionary Changing the World

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carolyn Bailey