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  1. Effect of Anthropomorphizing Food Animals on Intentions to Eat Meat

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Craig, Schreer, George, Bao, Katherine Jacobs

    Awareness that others have human qualities (humanizing) generally results in a more favorable treatment of those others. Recent research has found that nonhuman entities (e.g., animals, the planet) also benefit when people view them as having human qualities (anthropomorphizing). Do those...

  2. Animal-Themed Tattoo Narratives: Insights into Ontological Perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Hill, Kristine

    By examining the narratives associated with animal-themed tattoos, this study explores the various ways in which humans relate to other animals. Participants used animal-likenesses to think about themselves, others, and the world around them. By embodying positive attributes of a species that...

  3. Into the Animal Mind: Perceptions of Emotive and Cognitive Traits in Animals

    Contributor(s):: Callahan, Megan M., Satterfield, Terre, Zhao, Jiaying

    As incidences of human–wildlife interaction escalate, it is useful to increase understanding of the perceptions that might underpin these interactions or explain human behavior so associated. This study sought to identify public perceptions of the animal mind across wildlife species and to...

  4. What do animals want?

    Contributor(s):: Franks, B.

  5. How happy is your pet? The problem o f subjectivity i n the assessment companion animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A.

  6. The neural basis of understanding the expression of the emotions in man and animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert P. Spunt, Emily Ellsworth, Ralph Adolphs

    Humans cannot help but attribute human emotions to non-human animals. Although such attributions are often regarded as gratuitous anthropomorphisms and held apart from the attributions humans make about each other’s internal states, they may be the product of a general mechanism for...

  7. Development and Application of the Owner-Bird Relationship Scale (OBRS) to Assess the Relation of Humans to Their Pet Birds

    | Contributor(s):: Burmeister, A. K., Drasch, K., Rinder, M., Prechsl, S., Peschel, A., Korbel, R., Saam, N. J.

  8. "We Lost a Member of the Family": Predictors of the Grief Experience Surrounding the Loss of a Pet

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Maria C. Behler, Jeffrey D. Green, Jennifer Joy-Gaba

    Pets play an important role in their owners' lives and are often viewed as family members. However, research on human-animal relationships suggests that pet owners often receive relatively less emotional support when experiencing grief after the death of a beloved pet, a phenomenon known as...

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke Vinka, Arie Dijkstra

    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),...

  10. Inside the Yellow Rectangle: An Analysis of Nonhuman Animal Representations on National Geographic Kids Magazine Covers

    | Contributor(s):: Vrla, Stephen, Whitley, Cameron T., Kalof, Linda

    Nonhuman animals play significant roles in children’s lives. While research into children’s relationships with animals is thriving, an overlooked area is children’s vicarious experience of animals through realistic representations in nonfiction books, magazines, and other media. We used content...

  11. "Animals are friends, not food": Anthropomorphism leads to less favorable attitudes toward meat consumption by inducing feelings of anticipatory guilt

    | Contributor(s):: Wang, F., Basso, F.

  12. A One Health Perspective on the Human-Companion Animal Relationship with Emphasis on Zoonotic Aspects

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    | Contributor(s):: Overgaauw, P. A. M., Vinke, C. M., Hagen, Maev, Lipman, L. J. A.

    Over time the human–animal bond has been changed. For instance, the role of pets has changed from work animals (protecting houses, catching mice) to animals with a social function, giving companionship. Pets can be important for the physical and mental health of their owners but may also...

  13. Animal geographies I: Hearing the cry and extending beyond

    | Contributor(s):: Gibbs, Leah M.

  14. Milkmaid Bears and Savage Mates: The Cultural Exploitation of Real and Fictive White Bears from the Elizabethan Period to the Present

    | Contributor(s):: Woolf, Judith

    The paper considers the cultural exploitation of bears, especially white ones, from the late sixteenth century to the present, both in drama and literary fiction and in the bear pits, theatres, circuses, zoos, and natural habitats in which real biological bears have found themselves mythologized...

  15. Does Anthropomorphism of Dogs Affect Pain Perception in Animal-Assisted Interventions? An Exploratory Study

    | Contributor(s):: Turner-Collins, Clare, Breitenbecher, Kimberly H.

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the effects of anthropomorphism of a therapy dog on pain perception during an animal-assisted intervention. Participants were 32 college women who were randomly assigned to the anthropomorphism condition or the control condition. All...

  16. Dolphins in the Human Mind: What Characteristics Do German Students Attribute to Dolphins, Compared with Apes and Whales? An Exploratory Study

    | Contributor(s):: Stumpf, Eva

    Research on anthrozoology has greatly increased in recent decades, especially with regard to anthropomorphism and attitudes toward animals in general. Nevertheless, these studies have rarely distinguished between different nonhuman species. Previous studies have indicated human preferences for...

  17. We Are Family: Viewing Pets as Family Members Improves Wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: McConnell, Allen R., Lloyd, E. Paige, Humphrey, Brandon T.

    The current work investigated how viewing one’s pet as a family member improves wellbeing. We hypothesized that including pets in a key social ingroup (i.e., family) would increase ascriptions of socially supportive traits to these animals, enhancing their perceived ability to provide social...

  18. “He’s so Fluffy I’m Gonna Die!” Cute Responses by Hikers to Autonomous Animals on the Appalachian Trail

    | Contributor(s):: Marx, Kate

    The Appalachian Trail is a more than 2,000-mile-long wilderness trail in the Eastern United States. Every year, aspiring long-distance hikers travel from across the US and abroad, intending to hike the entire length of the trail, which takes around 6 months to complete. Numerous species of...

  19. The Anthropomorphic Application of Gender Stereotypes to Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Dashper, Katherine, Fenner, Kate, Hyde, Michelle, Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona, Caspar, Georgie, Henshall, Cathrynne, McGreevy, Paul

    Gender stereotypes shape human social interaction, often to the detriment of women and those who do not comply with normative expectations of gender. So far, little research has assessed the extent to which people apply gender stereotypes to animals, and the implications this may have for...

  20. Social Functions of a Pet Graveyard: Analysis of Gravestone Records at the Metropolitan Pet Cemetery in Moscow

    | Contributor(s):: Bardina, Svetlana

    Nowadays, pets are often buried, mourned, and remembered as family members; present-day pet cemeteries are starting to resemble human burial grounds. This raises the question of what are the social functions of pet cemeteries. This study is based on the assumption that the main social functions...