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Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 1

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  1. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marine Grandgeorge, CÈline Degrez, Zarrin Alavi, Eric Lemonnier

    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...

  2. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dana. K. May, Nicholas P. Seivert, Annmarie Cano, Rita J. Casey, Amy Johnson

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...

  3. Shelter-specific occupational stress among employees in animal shelters

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Margaret Schneider, Jesse Roberts

    In the past 10 years a small number of articles have examined the personal and organizational costs associated with euthanasia-related strain among employees in animal shelters. However, there is very little research focusing on a wider range of potential stressors especially without a...

  4. Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Joshua Trigg, Kirrilly Thompson, Bradley Smith, Pauleen Bennett

    This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...

  5. Book Review: "Rewinding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence"

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    I met author Marc Bekoff and had the opportunity to hear his plenary address at the Minding Animals Conference in 2012 in the Netherlands. This reviewed work was in progress at that time and I was struck by the number of times he used the term paradigm shift in his address. Bekoff is a prolific...