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  1. Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner

    Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of...

  2. Conservation education in free-choice learning environments: the effects of animals and interpretation

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Eleanor Hodak

    With 150 million people visiting accredited zoos and aquariums annually, these institutions have the unique opportunity to present conservation-oriented messages to a large and receptive audience....

  3. Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Mallary A. Paoli

    The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain...

  4. Urban business attitudes regarding rodents, rodent control methods, and impact on wildlife

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Eva Arndt

    Birds of prey and carnivorous mammals feed on small birds, rodents and other small mammals. Humans perceive many of the prey animals of these predators as well as the predators themselves, as...

  5. Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Zelda L. Zimmerman

    A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues,...

  6. The construction of a pet attitude scale

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Templer, DL, Salter, CA, Dickey, S, Baldwin, R., Veleber, DM

    1981 Psychological Record 31 3 343-348 0033-2933 Denison University text

  7. Coping with Dissonance: Psychological Mechanisms that Enable Ambivalent Attitudes Toward Animals

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sophie Veilleux

    People generally tend to love and show care for animals. Yet they also purchase and consume animal products that are produced in a way that causes animals great suffering. This critical literature...

  8. Local Attitudes towards Bear Management after Illegal Feeding and Problem Bear Activity

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sara Dubois, David Fraser

    The “pot bears” received international media attention in 2010 after police discovered the intentional feeding of over 20 black bears during the investigation of an alleged...

  9. Risk perceptions and attitudes toward cougars in the southern foothills of Alberta

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thornton, Clarisse, Quinn, Michael S.

    The rapid growth of rural residential development in the southern foothills of Alberta is leading to a more heterogeneous rural population and environment. Human encroachment into cougar habitat...

  10. Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Role Animals Play in Human Health

    | Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath

    Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of animals in improving patient outcomes, such as their ability to improve cardiovascular health or alleviate depression symptoms. However,...

  11. The Dark Triad and animal cruelty: Dark personalities, dark attitudes, and dark behaviors

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kavanagh, Phillip S., Signal, Tania D., Taylor, Nik

    2013 Personality and Individual Differences 55 6 666-670 0191-8869 Elsevier Science Netherlands Kavanagh, Phillip S., School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of...

  12. The Relationship between Empathy and Personality in Undergraduate Students' Attitudes toward Nonhuman Animals

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Erlanger, A. C. E., Tsytsarev, S. V.

    The majority of research investigating beliefs toward nonhuman animals has focused on vivisection or utilized populations with clear views on animal issues (e.g., animal rights activists). Minimal...

  13. Attitudes Toward Animals: Age-Related Development Among Children

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): S.R. Kellert

    This paper reviews the results of a study of 267 children in the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. A battery of tests was used to examine children's knowledge and attitudes towards animals, and...

  14. American Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Animals: An Update

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): S.R. Kellert

    The distribution of a typology of basic attitudes toward animals in the American population is explored through personal interviews with 3,107 randomly selected persons in the 48 contiguous states...

  15. Human Perceptions of Animals and Animal Awareness: The Cultural Dimension

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): E. A. Lawrence

    Culture is generally a powerful determinant of human perceptions of animals and the treatment animals receive in a given society. Fbr example, Plains Indians' views of the status of...

  16. The Origins of Empathy and Altruism

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): B. Hollenbeck, M. Radke-Yarrow, C. Zahn-Waxler

    We will describe theories and research that try to explain the development, especially in children, of sensitivity to the needs of others. Are children born with empathy? Is it instinctive or...

  17. Service Dog Fraud Affecting Attitudes Toward Animals

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    Within the last couple of months I have noticed the increase in news stories discussing service dog fraud. These scams have obviously caused problems for the service dog system and negatively...

  18. The needs of emerging commercial farmers in Namibia in relation to human-carnivore conflict

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Bonnie Schumann

    Carnivore species globally are on the decline and population extinctions continue despite intensive conservation efforts. In Namibia, although 13.6 % of the country falls under the protection of...

  19. Dog bites among letter carriers in St. Louis

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck, Randall Lockwood

    A detailed analysis of all the reported dog bites that occurred over a 2-year period in St. Louis, Mo., provided new insight not only into the severity of the problem, but also the environmental...

  20. An International Comparison of Female and Male Students' Attitudes to the Use of Animals

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): C. Phillips, S. Izmirli, J. Aldavood, M. Alonso, C. Choe, A. Hanlon, A. Handziska, G. Illmann, L. Keeling, M. Kennedy, G. Lee, V. Lund, C. Mejdell, V. Pelagic, T. Rehn

    Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is...