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  1. Cognition and the Development of Social Cognition in the Domestic Dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Camille Ward

    We examined cognition and the development of social cognition in domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with three studies. Study one focused on numerical competence in dogs and studies two and three addressed the development of social relationships among littermates. In the first study, we...

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. Where the wild things are: The benefit of an integrated zoo-based program for the social development of young children

    Contributor(s):: Frankie, Sara Morse

  5. Perception of social cues in dogs and humans: A comparative perspective

    Contributor(s):: Rossi, Alejandra

  6. The effect of dolphin-assisted therapy on the cognitive and social development of children with Down syndrome

    Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

    Cognitive and speech development are delayed in children with Down syndrome (DS). We investigated the effect of dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT), a form of animal-assisted intervention, on the development of speech/language and social behavior in children with DS. We hypothesized that DAT would...

  7. The socioemotional effects of a computer-simulated animal on children’s empathy and humane attitudes.

    Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng Lily, Kaufman, David M.

  8. Healing with the Human-Animal Bond: An Interview with Kate Nicoll

    21 Apr 2014 | Posted by Angel Tobey

    With over 20 years of clinical experience, Kate Nicoll is more than familiar working with individuals coping with trauma, grief, or illness. Nicoll, founder of Soul Friends: Animal-Assisted...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2186/blog/2014/04/healing-with-the-human-animal-bond-an-interview-with-kate-nicoll

  9. Reinbow Riding Center

    Reinbow Riding Center provides equine assisted therapeutic activities and equine experimental learning -- promoting wellness and improved quality of life for riders with special needs.

  10. Childhood attachment to a companion animal and social development of incarcerated male juvenile delinquents

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Julye Myner

  11. Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development

    | Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda

  12. Healing Words, Healing Hearts: Using Children's Literature to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Mercurio, Mia Lynn, McNamee, Abigail

  13. Exploring aggression regulation in managed groups of horses Equus caballus

    | Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Bourjade, M., Henry, S., Sankey, C., Hausberger, M.

  14. Non-economic incentives to improve animal welfare: positive competition as a driver for change among owners of draught and pack animals in India

    | Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Dijk, L. van, Ali, M., Pradhan, S. K.

  15. Children's social networks and social supports

    | Contributor(s):: Belle, Deborah

  16. Child Development and the Human-Companion Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F.

  17. Literature review and manual: Animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Cole

    In this paper research of animals in therapy is reviewed and then used to inform a manual on the topic. A history of the field, a discussion of terminology, and a summary of therapies utilizing animals prefaces the review. Key research in animal therapy is reviewed, followed by contemplation of...

  18. Does pet arrival trigger prosocial behaviors in individuals with autism?

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Sylvie Tordjman, Alain Lazartigues, Eric Lemonnier, Michel Deleau, Martine Hausberger

    Alteration of social interactions especially prosocial behaviors – an important aspect of development – is one of the characteristics of autistic disorders. Numerous strategies or therapies are used to improve communication skills or at least to reduce social impairments....

  19. Pet ownership, type of pet and socio-emotional development of school children

    | Contributor(s):: Vidovic, V. V., Stetic, V. V., Bratko, D.

    The current study was designed to compare the socio-emotional characteristics of school children pet owners and children without pets and to examine whether the type of pet is a variable which can differentiate the socio-emotional development of their owners. The subjects, 425 girls and 401 boys,...

  20. Symbolic animals and the developing self

    | Contributor(s):: Myers, G.

    This study examined developmental changes in animal symbols of the self, as revealed by identification with six animals (lion, eagle, bear, rabbit, lamb and cow) by children aged from 4 to 5 years (n=10), 10 to 11 years (n=9), and 17 to 18 years (n=10). Overall, the eagle, rabbit and lion...