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Friends with benefits: on the positive consequences of pet ownership

By A. R. McConnell, C. M. Brown, T. M. Shoda, L. E. Stayton, C. E. Martin

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Category Journal Articles
Date 2011
Publication Title Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume 101
Issue 6
Pages 1239-52
ISBN/ISSN 1939-1315 (Electronic) 0022-3514 (Linking)
DOI 10.1037/a0024506
Language eng
Author Address Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA. mcconnar@muohio.edu
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  1. Activity
  2. Adults
  3. Cats
  4. Conscience
  5. Dogs
  6. Exercise
  7. Females
  8. Happiness
  9. Human-animal bond
  10. Loneliness
  11. Males
  12. Mental health and well-being
  13. peer-reviewed
  14. Pets and companion animals
  15. Questionnaires
  16. self
  17. social support
  18. Young Adult
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