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  1. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

  2. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

  3. Management of otitis externa with an led-illuminated gel: a randomized controlled clinical trial in dogs

  4. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

  5. Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Communication and Mobility among Institutionalized People with Cognitive Impairment

  6. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

  7. Bridging the Gap between Personality-Social Psychology and Human-Animal Interaction Research

    Personality and social psychology are two of the broadest subfields within psychology. Social psychology extends into areas such as perception and cognition while providing more unique contributions in specific domains such as close relationships and aggression. Personality cuts across all areas...

  8. Personality Traits and Owner-Dog Attachment in a Canadian Sample

    Much of the literature on owner-dog attachment and the influence of personality on the owner-dog relationship has originated in Europe, with few studies in North America. To address this imbalance, 29 owner-dog dyads from a Canadian population were tested in the Strange Situation Test (SST) and...

  9. The Effects of Kinship, Reciprocity, and Conscious Deliberation on the Level of Concern for Non-Humans: How Our Psychology Affects Levels of Concern for Non-Humans

    As hunter-gatherers, it is unlikely that humans evolved psychological tendencies to extend high levels of concern for predator or prey species. Our coalitional psychology, which evolved to regulate human interactions with other humans, might be the basis for the extension of ethical concerns to...

  10. The Relationship Between Humane Interactions with Animals, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior among Children

    We investigated the relationship between empathy, prosocial behavior, and frequency of humane interactions with animals among 3rd grade children (n = 158).  We measured the frequency of humane interactions with animals via the Children's Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (Thompson &...

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

    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),...

  12. Influence of Biographical Variables and Academic Background on Attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done...

  13. The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up

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  14. Horses associate individual human voices with the valence of past interactions: a behavioural and electrophysiological study

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  15. Metagenomic analysis of dental calculus in ancient Egyptian baboons

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  16. Wolves and dogs recruit human partners in the cooperative string-pulling task

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  17. Assessment of emotional predisposition in dogs using PANAS (Positive and Negative Activation Scale) and associated relationships in a sample of dogs from Brazil

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  18. Online support networks: the kindness of pet-loving strangers

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  19. Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis

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  20. Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories

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    2020Psychol Rep1231159-1780033-294110.1177/0033294119851803engDepartment of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.Adler Graduate School of Education, Redwood City, CA, USA.text