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  1. Neighborhood-Based Differences in Physical Activity: An Environment Scale Evaluation

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Jennifer B. Black, Diana Chen

    Objectives. This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods. Methods. On 2 occasions, 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing “walkability” were selected to complete a...

  2. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes

    ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...

  3. Use of questionnaire-based data to assess dog personality

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pamela Wiener, Marie J. Haskell

    The study of dog personality is of general academic interest and also has applications for the management of both working dogs and pets. However, acquiring direct behavioral assessments of large numbers of animals is both time consuming and logistically difficult. An alternative approach that...

  4. Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins

    Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...

  5. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  6. A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): S.D. Gosling, V.S.Y. Kwan, O.P. John

  7. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Deborah Linder

  8. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Eileen Marzullo

  9. The Pet Attitude Scale

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): D.I. Templer, H. Arikawa

  10. The neural basis of understanding the expression of the emotions in man and animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert P. Spunt, Emily Ellsworth, Ralph Adolphs

    Humans cannot help but attribute human emotions to non-human animals. Although such attributions are often regarded as gratuitous anthropomorphisms and held apart from the attributions humans make about each other’s internal states, they may be the product of a general mechanism for...

  11. Pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences across income levels

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Lian, M. Mathis

  12. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    Theses | Contributor(s): Constance A. Leahy

  13. Associations Between Pet Ownership and Attitudes Toward Pets With Youth Socioemotional Outcomes

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kristen C. Jacobson, Laura Chang

    Evidence regarding the effects of pet ownership and related variables on youth socioemotional development is mixed. Inconsistencies across studies may be due to a variety of factors, including the use of different outcomes measured across studies, small potential effect sizes, and use of...

  14. Short-Term Interventions That Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research Literature

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Virginio Aguirre, Agustín Orihuela

  15. One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matthew T Cassels, Naomi White, Nancy Gee, Claire Hughes

    Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. This is partly due to a lack of tools for measuring child-pet relationships. The first aim of the present study (involving 77 12-year-olds) was to evaluate a pet adaptation of an...

  16. Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gail F. Melson, Susan Peet, Cheryl Sparks

  17. Owner grieving following companion animal death

    Theses | Contributor(s): Cindy L. Adams

  18. Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jane B. Wuellner

  19. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

    Theses | Contributor(s): Olivia Wu

  20. Introversion and Attachment to Companion Animals

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Willis