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  1. Do Men Underreport and Mask Their Emotional Attachment to Animal Companions? The Influence of Precarious Masculinity on Men’s Bonds with Their Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, Kogan, Lori

    Males’ underreporting of psychological issues, physical symptoms, and personal information is commonplace both in medical and psychological settings in North America. One explanation for this occurrence is men that endorse traditional forms of masculine gender roles underreport or mask their...

  2. Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart

    Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...

  3. Affection for people as a function of affection for dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Larry T., Shaw, Terry G., Kirkland, Karen D.

  4. Social support and affectionate communication in animal assisted interventions: Toward a typology and rating scheme of handler/dog messages

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, Amy

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are a treatment modality that incorporates a trained animal into a person's healing and learning process in order to benefit the person physically, emotionally and/or socially (Delta Society, 1996). From an interactional perspective, two mechanisms that...

  5. Concerning Therapeutic (For Humans) Research with Animals: A Response to Nelson's "Xenograft and Partical Affections"

    | Contributor(s):: Steve F. Sapontzis

    As Jim Nelson correctly and poignantly indicates, even those who are deeply concerned about the moral respect due animals and who are actively trying to eradicate the human abuse of animals can feel that they are confronting a moral dilemna when confronting uses of animals which seem obviously...

  6. Response to Nelson's "Xenograft and Partial Affections"

    | Contributor(s):: Connie Kagan

    Jim, I think you have presented us with a thought-provoking and very ambitious paper.  I think you have confronted a problem which we all know very well, which is that we really need 400 pages for what we have to say but are limited to 16, and as a consequence, some of the detail, the...

  7. A Commentary On Nelson's "Xenograft and Partial Affections"

    | Contributor(s):: William Aiken

    By developing his argument from "partial affection," Nelson has attempted to justify xenograft without having to "impartially" defend species partiality.  It is an interesting tack, but I am afraid that it is not all that useful in settling the moral controversy over...

  8. The veterinarian and the human animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Adrian G. Cooper

    Relationships between animals and people throughout recorded history have reflected continuing changes in society's attitude towards the role of animals in providing transportation, power, protection, recreation, companionship, and religious symbols. In adapting to these changes, veterinary...

  9. Animals as domesticates, 'pets' and food

    The study of animals - and the relationship between humans and other animals - is now one of the most fiercely debated topics in contemporary science and culture. Animals have a long history in human society, providing food, labour, sport and companionship as well as becoming objects for exhibit....

  10. Love of animals and interpersonal affectionate behavior

    | Contributor(s):: St-Yves, A., Freeston, M. H., Jacques, C., Robitaille, C.