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Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 1

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  1. Testing and extending the pets as ambassadors hypothesis: the role of contact with pets and recategorization processes in predicting positive attitudes toward animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): BÈatrice Auger, Catherine E. Amiot

    According to the pets as ambassadors hypothesis (Serpell & Paul, 1994), contact with pets can promote more positive attitudes toward animals in general and serve as a springboard toward concerns for a broader range of animals. Building on intergroup contact theory and the common ingroup...

  2. Dog-owner compatibility index of activity preferences

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Monica Teresa Gonzalez-Ramirez, RenÈ Landero-Hernandez, Minerva Vanegas-Farfano

    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...

  3. Personality differences between dog people and cat people

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Andrea D. Guastello, Denise D. Guastello, Stephen J. Guastello

    Understanding the relationship between human personality and preferences for pet species is important for bettering human-animal relationships, supporting animal welfare, and supporting pet therapy. The present study examined personality differences between dog people and cat people with the...

  4. Revisiting a Link: Animal Abuse, Bullying, and Empathy in Australian Youth

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Denise Parkes, Tania Signal

    Experience of deliberate animal harm has been found to be a risk factor for school-based violence and later criminality. However, much of the extant research is based on retrospective or caregiver reports with few studies surveying youth directly. The aim of the current study was to address...

  5. Book Review:"The Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Adults Who Abuse Animals: The AniCare Approach"

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

    This volume is the second edition of the adult version of the AniCare approach to the assessment and treatment of animal abuse handbook that was published in 1998 (Jory and Randour, 1998). The AniCare approach was based on an adaptation of Brian Jory's Intimate Justice theory for domestic...