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  1. Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

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    | Contributor(s):: Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsolt Rónai, Dóra Koller, Zsófia Virányi

    Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet...

  2. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair

    | Contributor(s):: Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.

  3. Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study

    | Contributor(s):: Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.

  4. Training Dogs to Feel Good: Embodying Well-being in Multispecies Relations

    | Contributor(s):: Porter, N.

  5. Engagement in elderly persons with dementia attending animal-assisted group activity

    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, C., Pedersen, I., Bergland, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Ihlebaek, C.

  6. Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Patients in the Department of Long-Term Care: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Eretova, P., Svobodova, I., Kotik, I.

  7. Similarity between an unfamiliar human and the owner affects dogs' preference for human partner when responding to an unsolvable problem

    | Contributor(s):: Kiss, O., Kovacs, K., Szantho, F., Topal, J.

  8. Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion

    | Contributor(s):: Hesselmar, B., Hicke-Roberts, A., Lundell, A. C., Adlerberth, I., Rudin, A., Saalman, R., Wennergren, G., Wold, A. E.

  9. Taking Dogs Into the Office: A Novel Strategy for Promoting Work Engagement, Commitment and Quality of Life

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Mills, D. S.

  10. Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills

    | Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.

  11. Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships

    | Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.

  12. Stated and revealed preferences in companion animal choice

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. E., Todd, P. M.

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

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

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

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

  15. Fibromyalgia, my dogs and me

  16. It's never 'only a dog'

  17. Patricia Kaufman

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  18. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  19. The Dog in Roman Peasant Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Kyle deSandes-Moyer

    Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...

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

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    | 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...