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  1. Representations and bond between children and their pets

    The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...

  2. What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls

    The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...

  3. Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study

    Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...

  4. "It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships

    There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...

  5. The Human and Animal Bond in The Red Pony

    John Steinbeck perceives the natural world in The Red Pony as uncaring and unforgiving and predatory since it is full of predators which are in a constant conflict against one another. Such a conflict occurs either between animals and animals or between humans and animals or between humans and...

  6. Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital

    It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...

  7. The relationship between man and pet

    Part of the human movement since the dawn of time, the presence of the pet has undergone a recent evolution in its form and expression. From the utilitarian relationship and the exchange of services, the dog and the cat have entered fully into our society, especially in the West. In parallel with...

  8. Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals

    Journal Articles

    The article analyse the problem of human - animals bond creation. The analysis of video - recordings was used to beserve the gesture exchange between animals and humans. The grounded theory was used to analyse visuality of the emotional bond creation.

  9. "Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals

    Journal Articles

  10. Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?

    Posters

    People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall quality of life, including physical, social and psychological health, yet...

  11. Bakas Riding Center

    Organizations

    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  12. An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond

    Theses

  13. Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend

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  14. Continuing bonds research with animal companions: Implications for men grieving the loss of a dog

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  15. Gender role conflict theory, research, and practice: Implications for understanding the human-animal bond

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  16. Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way: Attachment, loss, and gender role conflict in middle-aged and young-men

    Book Sections

  17. Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings

    Journal Articles

  18. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds

    Journal Articles

  19. Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy

    Book Sections

  20. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    Journal Articles