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Taking it out on the dog: psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity
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Contributor(s):: Parfitt, C., Alleyne, E.
There is a lack of research examining the criminogenic factors related to animal abuse perpetrated by adults, despite the high prevalence of this type of offending. A correlational study examining the factors related to two types of animal abuse proclivity was used. We found that childhood...
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
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 directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...
The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs
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 factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...
The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs
Contributor(s):: Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.
Stressful housing and management practices affect animals, potentially increasing their receptiveness to pathogens. Since some pathogens do not lead to clinical signs of sickness, subclinical pigs could enter the food-chain, contaminating carcases and offal at slaughter, representing a threat to...
Companion animal economics: the economic impact of companion animals in the UK. Research report
Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.
The aim of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of research concerning the economic impact of companion animals on society. This report was inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) report Companion Animals in Society (1988), and updates and extends its...
Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children
Contributor(s):: Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong
Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...
"Take me under your wing" - love in animal-assisted psychotherapy: a clinical perspective on the unique therapeutic bond between animals and humans [Practice]
Contributor(s):: Lev-Bendov, S., Barel, I., Parish-Plass, N.
"What does the turtle have inside its house?" Animal-assisted psychotherapy with foster children [Practice]
Contributor(s):: Hellmann, S., Parish-Plass, N.
Animal-assisted group psychotherapy for children [Practice]
Contributor(s):: Harel, O., Parish-Plass, N.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]
Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.
Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]
Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.
Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy: practice, theory, and empirical knowledge [Theory]
Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.
Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]
Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.
Life cycle analysis of the equine-facilitated psychotherapy field [Issues]
Projection and projective object in child animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
Contributor(s):: David, R. B., Parish-Plass, N.
The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]