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Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 1

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

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  1. Effect of Pet Interaction on Stress Reduction and Positive Mood Enhancement among Pet-Owners and Non-Owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aliya Khalid, Saadia Dildar

    The present study investigated the effect of pet interaction on stress reduction and positive mood enhancement among pet-owners and non-owners. Sample of pet-owners (n = 90) and non-owners (n = 90) was taken from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. Both, male and female...

  2. Homelessness and Animal Companionship in Bloomington, Indiana

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christine H. Kim

    This study is the first to examine Bloomington, IN's subpopulation of people experiencing homelessness with animals. To understand this subpopulation's basic demographics, social service needs, and existing resources, eight families were recruited for the study from a service fair...

  3. The Psychological Processes Involved in the Development of a High-Quality Relation with one's Dog

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lonneke Vinka, Arie Dijkstra

    Background. Several studies have found an effect of pet ownership on human health and well-being. We propose that these benefits can only occur when the pet owner perceives the dog in a certain way: As having a human-like psychological functioning and experience of the world (anthropomorphism),...

  4. Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Equine-assisted Early Intervention for Mother- Child Dyads with Insecure Attachment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Denise V. Hebesberger, Andrea Beetz, Kurt Kotrschal

    Animals, including horses may be valuable partners in many activities, pedagogy and therapy. Contact between humans and animals can facilitate an oxytocin secretion that, as a consequence, may alleviates stress-responses, increases social orientation and that supports attachment and caregiving....

  5. Impact of adaptive devices on horses, assisting persons, and riders with cerebral palsy in a therapeutic riding program

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lana Kaiser, Mathew J. Edick, Katherine Smith Buckler, Camie Heleski, Sherman Gorbis, Bonnie DePue, Liz Lewis, LeeAnn J. Kaiser

    Hypothesis: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of three different adaptive devices used to facilitate therapeutic horseback riding for riders with cerebral palsy (CP), the horses, and the assisting persons. The study hypothesis was that there is no difference in clinical benefit to...