Why Do We Care?: A Natural History of Noddings' Ethical Theory
| Contributor(s):: Walter Jason Niedermeyer
Noddings’ theory of caring, which is nearing its 35th anniversary, has failed to garner the attention of the more classical theories of ethics. This slight may be due to its relative youth, or the historical support for other constructs, but if examined through the lens of...
Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.
An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies
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| Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)
This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...
The origins of empathy and altruism
| Contributor(s):: Zahn-Waxler, Carolyn, Hollenbeck, Barbara, Radke-Yarrow, Marian, Fox, M. W., Mickley, L. D.
The paradoxes of voluntarism
| Contributor(s):: Podjed, Dan
Beyond self-interest and altruism: Herbalist and leopard brothers in an Indian wildlife sanctuary
| Contributor(s):: Snodgrass, Jeffrey G., Sharma, Satish Kumar, Jhala, Yuvraj Singh, Lacy, Michael G., Advani, Mohan, Bhargava, N. K., Upadhyay, Chakrapani
This article discusses the environmental ethics of Indigenous herbalists inhabiting the Phulwari ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India. Our respondents protected forests from activities like illicit tree felling because (a) they realized that their own human well-being is tied to the fate...
The Origins of Empathy and Altruism
| Contributor(s):: B. Hollenbeck, M. Radke-Yarrow, C. Zahn-Waxler
We will describe theories and research that try to explain the development, especially in children, of sensitivity to the needs of others. Are children born with empathy? Is it instinctive or learned? What kinds of changes do humane feelings and behaviors undergo as children develop? How do the...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Motives and Rewards
| Contributor(s):: Kailee Victoria Collins
Animal-assisted therapy is a complimentary therapy utilized in health care to provide goal-directed therapy using dogs. The purpose of this study was to understand what motivates individuals to being animal-assisted volunteering and rewards that encourage and sustain animal-assisted volunteering....
Redesigning the donation box: the effect of animal banks on donations for animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Gueguen, N.
Liberating the Enlightenment: How a Transformed Relationship with Animals Can Help Us Transcend Modernity
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Cassandra D.
Can we live without cats? Interpreting and expanding on Ellson's question from a cat-lover's perspective
| Contributor(s):: Megehee, Carol
Comment on 'Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships.'
| Contributor(s):: O'Shaughnessy, John
How did altruism and reciprocity evolve in humans? Perspectives from experiments on chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
| Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Shinya, Tanaka, Masayuki
An Exploration of the Health Benefits of Factors That Help Us to Thrive
| Contributor(s):: Ironson, Gail H., Powell, Lynda H.
Close social associations in animals and humans: Functions and mechanisms of friendship
| Contributor(s):: Massen, Jorg J. M., Sterck, Elisabeth H. M., de Vos, Henk
Made For Each Other, The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond
| Contributor(s):: Olmert, Meg Daley
Befriending man's best friends: Does altruism toward animals promote psychological and physical health?
| Contributor(s):: Dizon, Marivic, Butler, Lisa D., Koopman, Cheryl
Fairness and other-regarding preferences in nonhuman primates
| Contributor(s):: Brosnan, Sarah F.
Intimacy, domesticity and pet therapy with the elderly: expectation and experience among nursing home volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Savishinsky, J. S.