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Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 2

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  1. Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills

    Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...

  2. Who Do Parrots Talk To? Agreeableness and a Serious Approach Increase the Production of Word-like Utterances by African Grey Parrots

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jitka Lindova°

    Label acquisition projects with the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) demonstrated cognitive and communicative skills of this species comparable to great apes. However, results differ profoundly between individuals and laboratories. Two studies investigated the relationship between the...

  3. Developing Children's Ability to Recognize Animal Emotions -- What Does It Take? A Study at the Zoo

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Silvia Rochaw, Augusta Gaspar, Francisco Esteves

    Several factors are known to affect children's identification of human emotions, but information is virtually inexistent regarding how they develop their ability to identify animal emotions. I this study we approached factors likely to influence children's identification of animal...

  4. Book Review:"When Man Meets Dog: What a difference a dog makes"

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

    Poet Robert Frost is quoted as saying, "No tears for the writer, no tears for the reader (Hopkins, 1960)." The emotional stories of canine-human relationships shared by Chris Blazina in "When Man Meets Dog" provide ample evidence of this concept in tears shared by both. In...

  5. "Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray

    Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...