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  1. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA

    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  2. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda

    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  3. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  4. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah E. Linder, Jennifer M. Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E. Nelson, Lisa M. Freeman

    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...

  5. Working Smarter Not Harder: Oxytocin Increases Domestic Dogs' (Canis familiaris) Accuracy, but Not Attempts, on an Object Choice Task

    | Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Mengoli, M., Mendonca, T., Cozzi, A., Pageat, P., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Bienboire-Frosini, C.

  6. Spotlight on the psychological basis of childhood pet attachment and its implications

    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Vitale, K. R., Thielke, L. E., Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A.

  7. Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine

  8. It's the Journey: The Developmental and Attachment Implications of Animal Assisted Play Therapy(TM) for Children in Emergency Housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharine Penzo Wenocur

    BACKGROUND: Child homelessness is correlated with a wide range of health and psychosocial challenges including poor school performance, juvenile justice involvement, and heightened risk of exposure to early-life violence and trauma. Despite this, participation in therapy tends to be low. Animal...

  9. Nasally-Administered Oxytocin Has Limited Effects on Owner-Directed Attachment Behavior in Pet Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, giovanna renata rosenlicht, Sarina R Saturn, Monique A. R. Udell

    The present study explored the effects of intranasal oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, on the behavior of pet dogs during an attachment test. Each dog participated in two testing sessions. On one visit saline was administered nasally, and on another, oxytocin was administered nasally. For...

  10. Seeing a Brain Through an Other: The Informant’s Share in the Diagnosis of Dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Tessier, Laurence Anne

  11. Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.

    Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...

  12. Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.

  13. The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.

  14. The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Keri Black

    The relationship between loneliness and companion animal bonding was explored among 293 rural adolescents. Participants from two ethnically diverse southwestern high schools completed self-report measures of loneliness, pet ownership, companion animal attachment, and social support. Pet owners...

  15. Contributory Role of Pet Attitude, Attachment Styles, Social Support and Loneliness in Well Being of Young Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Tapasri Das, Anindita Chaudhuri

        

  16. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  17. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    | Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport

  18. The attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death

    | Contributor(s):: A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw

  19. Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish

    | Contributor(s):: Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski

    Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....

  20. Secure and disorganized attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children in Kinshasa

    | Contributor(s):: Mbiya Muadi