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  1. Effects of a pet visitation program on the behavior and emotional state of adjudicated female adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Conniff, K. M., Scarlett, J. M., Goodman, S., Appel, L. D.

    This study was designed to assess the impact of an ongoing pet visitation program on the behavior and emotional state of adjudicated female adolescents at a medium secure residential facility over an eight-week period. To our knowledge, this study is the first randomized trial with a...

  2. Italian youths' attitudes toward, and concern for, animals

    Contributor(s):: Pagani, C., Robustelli, F., Ascione, F. R.

    This is the first comprehensive study of Italian youths' (9-18 years of age) attitudes and behaviors toward animals. Various aspects of child-animal relationships were analyzed, including pet ownership, pet attachment, pet loss, worries about pet, animal abuse (both perpetrated and witnessed),...

  3. Prosocial and antisocial behaviors in adolescents: an investigation into associations with attachment and empathy

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, K. L., Gullone, E.

    The normal development of empathy has been proposed to be imperative to the healthy emotional and social functioning of youths. In contrast, compromised levels of empathy have been linked to an increased propensity to engage in antisocial behaviors, including animal cruelty. Previous findings...

  4. Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.

    In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...

  5. A magical dream: a pilot project in animal-assisted therapy in pediatric oncology

    Contributor(s):: Bouchard, F., Landry, M., Belles-Isles, M., Gagnon, J.

  6. Applying a traditional individual psychotherapy model to Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP): theory and method

    Contributor(s):: Karol, J.

  7. Human beings, animals and inanimate objects: what do people with autism like?

    Contributor(s):: Celani, G.

  8. Implementing a hospital-based animal therapy program for children with cancer: a descriptive study

    Contributor(s):: Gagnon, J., Bouchard, F., Landry, M., Belles-Isles, M., Fortier, M., Fillion, L.

  9. Lady Liberty goes to jail

    Contributor(s):: Kendall, M.

  10. Social acknowledegments for children with disabilities: effects of service dogs

    Contributor(s):: Mader, B., Hart, L. A., Bergin, B.

  11. The human/animal bond as a correlate of family functioning

    Contributor(s):: Cox, R. P.

  12. Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: does the ego triad show predictive validity?

    Contributor(s):: Slavkin, M. L.

  13. The Significance of Children and Animals: Social Development and our Connections to other Species

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    | Contributor(s):: Gene Myers, Alan M. Beck (editor)

    What role does an animal play in a child's developing sense of self? Are children and animals interacting in ways no longer recognizable to adults? Children and Animals addresses these and other intriguing questions by revealing the interconnected lives of the inhabitants of the preschool...

  14. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together

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    | Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck

    A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or...

  15. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty

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    | Contributor(s):: Frank R. Ascione

    Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The variants of violence, including bullying or assaults in a schoolyard,...

  16. Animals in Schools: Processes and Strategies in Human-Animal Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Helena Pederson

    Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human- animal relations expressed and discussed in school? How do teachers and students develop...