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The Background to Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research

By Alan M. Beck, Sandra Barker, Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Rebecca Johnson

Category Journal Articles

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), and specifically what is called the human-animal bond, has a long history. The long-standing social implications of our association with animals continue as well as an ever-increasing utilization of animals to help mitigate the impact of disabilities. In the last four decades there has been a growing research enterprise exploring the human health consequences of our association with animals as well as studies of the psychological and physiological mechanisms to help explain the findings. Research in the area continues and the future of HAI is both challenging and exciting.

Date 2018
Publication Title Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 47-62
ISBN/ISSN 2333-522X
URL https://www.apa-hai.org/haib/download-info/the-background-to-human-animal-interaction-hai-research/
Language English
Additional Language English
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