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Apr 28 2017
Human-Animal Interaction Conference 2017
Representations and bond between children and their pets
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Juan Carlos Rate Marcos
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to,...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
| Reports | Contributor(s): Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early...
Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer
| Theses | Contributor(s): Monique Vicky Simon
Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s...
The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism
| Theses | Contributor(s): Hailey Paver
The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
| Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency...
Bites dog people: general characteristics
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova
The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for...
Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robyn Lawes
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed...
Understanding Life Skills Gained from and Reasons for Youth Participation in the Tennessee 4-H Sheep Skillathon
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terra Kimes Davis, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, H. Dwight Loveday
The high number of U.S. youth exhibiting at-risk behavior points to a lack of life skills development. We determined the effects of participating in one state's 4-H sheep skillathon on...
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Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze...
Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.
Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered...
Runne-Beana: dog herds ethnographer
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, M.
Saami society in Lapland (now often called Saapmi), particularly the seasonally-nomadic reindeer-breeding sector, is predicated upon mobility and autonomy of its actors. Runne-Beana, a talented...
The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.
Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these...
Measuring dog-owner relationships: crossing boundaries between animal behaviour and human psychology
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rehn, T., Keeling, L. J.
Previous research suggests that dogs (Canis familiaris) form attachment bonds to their owners and that the strengths of the attachment can vary. However, it does not seem reasonable to believe...
The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coleman, J. A., Green, B., Garthe, R. C., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Barker, S. B., Ingram, K. M.
Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation?...
Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A.
Children are increasingly viewed as important recipients of educational interventions to improve animal welfare, yet research examining their perspectives is lacking, particularly within the UK....
Characterizing the data in online companion-dog obituaries to assess their usefulness as a source of information about human-animal bonds
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): MacKay, J. R. D., Moore, J., Huntingford, F.
Online pet obituary sites host hundreds of obituaries regarding the passing of companion animals. Often composed by the owner or primary caretaker of the animal, they are a potential source of...
Children's beliefs about animal minds (Child-BAM): associations with positive and negative child-animal interactions
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hawkins, R. D., Williams, J. M.
Children and animals can have a great impact on each other's lives, yet little is known about the underpinnings of these relationships. Children's interactions with animals may be influenced by...