Gender-differences in social health concepts. A cross-sectional study on interpersonal stress, social support and companionship with dog: correlations to sleep-problems
Contributor(s):: Siv Elin Skille
Background and overview: Social ties have profound effects on health and well-being, and men and women are found to differ in the concepts of it. Findings are however somewhat inconclusive on some aspects. This study contributes to existing knowledge about gender-differences in interpersonal...
The Terrain of the Self and the Other: A Phenomenological Study of Animals as Cartographic Teachers and Healers
Contributor(s):: Debra Lynn Goulden
Using the metaphor of a journey, the phenomenon of companion animal caregiving is opened for appraisal. Companion animals are revealed as metaphoric cartographers or mapmakers, creators of guides of caring. Through these guides, we are called to care through the task of exploration of the inner...
Animal Lovers, Bridge-Builders, and Supervising Watchdogs: Framing and Civil Society Construction by Japanese Pro-Animal Organizations in the Kansai and Tokyo Areas
Contributor(s):: Pilvi Ahonen
Unlike their counterparts in Europe and America, the citizen organizations acting for the well-being of animals in Japan have not received scholarly attention. In this research, I explore the activities of twelve Japanese pro-animal organizations in Tokyo and Kansai area from the...
Grieving the loss of a pet
Contributor(s):: Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
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Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion
Contributor(s):: Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips
The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...
Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment
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Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.
We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...
Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend
Contributor(s):: Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Human-animal interaction and the development of executive functions
Contributor(s):: Ling, Daphne S., Kelly, Melissa, Diamond, Adele, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?
Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
The social regulation of neural threat responding
Contributor(s):: Brown, Casey, Coan, James A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Continuing bonds research with animal companions: Implications for men grieving the loss of a dog
Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Bussolari, Cori, Katz, Rachel, Carmack, Betty J., Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Street-involved youth and their animal companions—Stigma and survival
Contributor(s):: Lem, Michelle, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Exploring the role of playfulness with canine companions in coping with stress: How men are impacted by human-animal interaction through calling on a memory of play
Contributor(s):: Harlinger, Mary, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
A new understanding of man's best friend: A proposed contextual model for the exploration of human-animal interaction among insecurely attached males
Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, O'Neil, James M., Denke, Robyn, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Animal companions and military veterans: How dogs can help America's heroes
Contributor(s):: Carper, Teri L., Bartone, Anne S., Petty, Frederick C., Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
The roles animal companions play in middle-aged males' lives: Examining the psychometric properties of a measure assessing males' human-animal interactions
Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, Bartone, Anne S., Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way: Attachment, loss, and gender role conflict in middle-aged and young-men
Contributor(s):: Bartone, Anne, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds
Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul
Examining emotional support animals and role conflicts in professional psychology
Contributor(s):: Younggren, Jeffrey N., Boisvert, Jennifer A., Boness, Cassandra L.
The human–canine bond: A sacred relationship
Contributor(s):: Maharaj, N., Kazanjian, A., Haney, C. J.