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  1. $250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  2. 'Ralf': Eine Fallgeschichte aus der schulpsychologischen Beratungspraxis

    Contributor(s):: Marschner, Günter

  3. A 'pebble test of anxiety' did not differentiate between Japanese quail divergently selected for stress and fear

    Contributor(s):: Jones, R. B., Marin, R. H., Satterlee, D. G.

    It has been suggested that the time taken by an individually tested domestic chick to begin pecking at pebbles on the floor of a novel arena might be used as a test of fear and anxiety, with low latencies to peck indicating low fear and vice versa, and as a potential selection criterion 'to...

  4. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  5. A Companion animal in a stimulated work setting: The roles of task difficultry and pet ownership on stress reducation

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Anna Hall

  6. A companion animal in a work simulation: the roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, A., Strickland, O.

  7. A comparison of the calving behaviour of farmed adult and yearling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) hinds

    Contributor(s):: Wass, J. A., Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P.

    Mortality of newborn red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves is a major concern on New Zealand farms, as perinatal losses average approximately 10% of calves born. Primiparous red deer (calving as yearlings) lose more calves than multiparous hinds (adults). We performed a study on yearling and adult red...

  8. A counterbalanced version of Ainsworth's Strange Situation Procedure reveals secure-base effects in dog-human relationships

    Contributor(s):: Palmer, R., Custance, D.

    It has been proposed that the dog-human relationship constitutes an infantile-like attachment. However, previous empirical support based on Ainsworth's Strange Situation test has proved inconclusive due to order effects inherent in the original procedure. In particular, these order effects...

  9. A helping paw

    Contributor(s):: Mullett, S.

  10. A note on behavioural response to a novel arena in lactating mice highly selected for litter size

    Contributor(s):: Rauw, W. M.

    In an earlier experiment it was found that adult non-reproductive virgin female mice from a line selected for 91 generations for high litter size at birth (S-line; about 20 pups per litter) showed similar or more locomotion activity in four novelty behavioural tests (open-field, runway, maze and...

  11. A review of the behavioral and neurochemical consequences of early weaning in rodents. (Special Issue: Early Weaning.)

    Contributor(s):: Kikusui, T., Nakamura, K., Mori, Y.

    In mammals, mother-infant bonding is based on the dependence of the infant on the mother for sustenance, i.e., the infant suckles milk, but also involving a need for physical contact. Weaning is one of the most important events that occur in developing animals and the timing of natural weaning is...

  12. A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse

    Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami

    Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...

  13. A triple blind placebo-controlled investigation into the assessment of the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) on anxiety related behaviour of problem dogs in the veterinary clinic

    Contributor(s):: Mills, D. S., Ramos, D., Estelles, M. G., Hargrave, C.

    The behaviour and emotional state of 15 dogs, known to be fearful of the veterinary clinic was evaluated during a standardised 5 min waiting room procedure and standardised 2 min consultation room procedure prior to a sham clinical examination, in the presence of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and...

  14. ABLEPaws

    ABLEPaws is a group of Pet Partners® (formerly Delta Society® Pet Partners®) Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAA/AAT) teams who are dedicated to improving and brightening the lives and the health of people through interaction with our pet resources. Our volunteer program...

  15. Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses

    | Contributor(s):: Joseph P. Hall

    This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature” robot pet are modified to influence user physiological responses through real-time interaction guided...

  16. Aggression, fearfulness and coping styles in female pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Janczak, A. M., Pedersen, L. J., Bakken, M.

    The coping styles hypothesis states that animals have consistent behavioural and physiological coping responses that can be characterised on a continuum from reactive to proactive. According to this hypothesis, animals can be characterised by consistency in responses across social and non-social...

  17. An augmented reality system for the treatment of phobia to small animals viewed via an optical see-through HMD: Comparison with a similar system viewed via a video see-through HMD

    | Contributor(s):: Juan, M. Carmen, Calatrava, Jérôme

  18. An evaluation of serum prolactin in anxious dogs and response to treatment with selegiline or fluoxetine

    | Contributor(s):: Pageat, P., Lafont, C., Falewee, C., Bonnafous, L., Gaultier, E., Silliart, B.

    Defining objective, reproducible and standardized parameters for the evaluation of patients is one of the main academic focuses of veterinary behaviour medicine. Prolactin, a peptidic neurohormone and a cytokine, whose main regulator is dopamine, seems to be of particular interest in relation to...

  19. An examination of the anxiolytic effects of interaction with a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Morgan, Tiffani Dawn

  20. An examination of the relations between human attachment, pet attachment, depression, and anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Quinn, Aaron Christopher

    The roles of pets in families and their positive impact on mood have been reported by some studies (Becker, 1999; Garrity, Stallones, Marx, & Johnson, 1989). Additionally, some research has found that the more attached humans are to their pets, the more they feel emotionally supported...