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Associations between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms, Empathy towards Animals and Implicit Associations towards Animals
Contributor(s):: Connor, M., Lawrence, A. B., Brown, S. M.
Virtue, Vice, and "Voracious" Science: How should we approach the ethics of primate research?
Contributor(s):: Walker, R. L.
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
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Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Exploring Empathy and Callous–Unemotional Traits as Predictors of Animal Abuse Perpetrated by Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
Contributor(s):: Christie Hartman, Tina Hageman, James Herbert Williams, Jason St. Mary, Frank R. Ascione
"She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog
| Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.
A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...
Study of the levels of human-human and human-animal empathy in veterinary medical students from Chile
| Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D.
Social relationships are based on our ability to put ourselves in the place of others, and from there to react appropriately and logically. This empathic ability can be extended to other species, based on the human ability to develop techniques to understand and communicate with animals. In...
Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.
Humane education: the effects of animals in the classroom on children's empathy in Japanese elementary schools
| Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)
Although humane education, promoting children's kindness toward animals, has been evaluated as a factor influencing children's kindness toward humans later in their life, the effect of a classroom pet hasn't been well studied. The current study investigated the influence of...
Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues
| Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong
Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
| Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson
The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...
Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry
| Contributor(s):: Donna Lipari
This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of pet owners who have lost a pet in the last 5 years, focusing specifically on the pet...
Is your dog empathic? Developing a Dog Emotional Reactivity Survey
| Contributor(s):: Szantho, F., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Suzanne K. Remito
This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous pet...
Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa
| Contributor(s):: Erica C. Rogers
Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional development. A child's ability to understand their own and others' feeling states has been linked...
Empathy Towards Non-Human Animals: Its Role in Emotion Recognition, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hoarding Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Elisa Silvia Colombo
Background: empathy has been defined as a vicarious affective response that arises from attending another individual’s emotional experience and is more appropriate to another’s situation than one’s own. It is a complex and multidimensional psychological process, which involves...
Counselor Empathic Responding in the Presence of a Therapy Dog
| Contributor(s):: Erin Perry
This study examined the difference between counselor empathic responding with and without a therapy dog in their counseling sessions was examined in a within-subjects design. Counseling consisted of animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, and other psychotherapeutic activities with elementary aged...
Fostering Attitudes of Empathy towards Animals in Youth Ages 4-7 through Play Experiences in a Zoo Setting
| Contributor(s):: Heidi M. Faris
Zoos are place-based education facilities that have the ability to utilize their natural play spaces to enhance the social and cognitive development of children using live animals. Playing outdoors in nature has shown to increase physical, attentive, cognitive and social development during early...
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Elaine K. Schmid
As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Understanding empathy and psychopathy through cognitive and social neuroscience
| Contributor(s):: Lozier, Leah M., Brethel-Haurwitz, Kristin M., Marsh, Abigail A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy