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  1. Psychometric validation of the Brazilian Version of the Pet Attachment Questionnaire (PAQ): An examination of predictors of attachment styles among cat owners

    Contributor(s):: Luchesi, Suzana Helena, Machado, Daiana Souza, Trindade, Pedro Henrique Esteves, Mikulincer, Mario, Otta, Emma

  2. Moral decision-making in pettism: The influence of animal type, pet ownership status, and social distance

    Contributor(s):: Xu, K. P., Ou, Q. Q., Luo, D. L., Shi, X. T., Li, K., Xue, H., Huang, Y. H., Turel, O., Zhang, S. Y., He, Q. H.

  3. Effects of Companion Dogs on Adult Attachment, Emotion Regulation, and Mental Wellbeing in Hong Kong

    Contributor(s):: Chan, Hiu Wo, Wong, Daniel Fu Keung

  4. The Complexity of the Human-Animal Bond: Empathy, Attachment and Anthropomorphism in Human-Animal Relationships and Animal Hoarding

    Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Basso Ricci, E., Colombo, E. S.

    The human-animal relationship is ancient, complex and multifaceted. It may have either positive effects on humans and animals or poor or even negative and detrimental effects on animals or both humans and animals. A large body of literature has investigated the beneficial effects of this...

  5. Assessment of Attachment Behavior to Human Caregivers in Wolf Pups (Canis lupus lupus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-­‐Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique A.R. Udell

    Previous research suggested that 16-­‐week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange...

  6. Evcil Hayvana Bağlanma Ölçeği: Geçerlik ve Güvenirlik Çalışması

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    | Contributor(s):: Özge Şahin Kolkesen, Yasemin Kahya

    Bu çalışmanın amacı, bireylerin evcil hayvanlarına bağlanma yönelimlerini ölçmek amacıyla geliştirilen Evcil Hayvana Bağlanma Ölçeği’nin Türkçe uyarlamasının geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışmasını gerçekleştirmektir....

  7. Analysis of factors affecting the behaviour of both dogs during a Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to assess intraspecific attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Riggio, Giacomo, Gazzano, Angelo, Campera, Marco, Borrelli, Carmen, Mariti, Chiara

  8. The Relevance of Internal Working Models of Self and Others for Equine-Assisted Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  9. Do Canine and Human Personality Assessments Predict Successful Adoptions?

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl L., Weng, Hsin-Yi, Ogata, Niwako, Anderson, Kathryn G.

  10. Dogs' Sociability, Owners' Neuroticism and Attachment Style to Pets as Predictors of Dog Aggression

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    | Contributor(s):: Elena Gobbo, Manja Zupan

    A dog’s aggressive behavior is influenced by external and internal factors, including its psychological profile. In this study, dogs’ and owners’ personalities and the owners’ attachment style to their dogs were identified and associated with owner-reported dog...

  11. Engaging Disenfranchised Youth through an Equine Assisted Activities Program: Understanding Psychosocial Benefits of Horse-Human Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, Michael Francis, Lakhani, Ali, Kendall, Elizabeth, Fullagar, Simone, Maujean, Annick

  12. The Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on the Attachment Security of Abused Women

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    | Contributor(s):: Ilana B. Silver

    The present study was designed to explore the impact of equine-assisted activities on attachment security among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Attachment security was assessed at three different time points using the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)...

  13. Interactions Between Sex and Pet Ownership on Attitudes Toward Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Aya Dudin, Mayra Linne Almanza-Sepulveda, Katherine T. Cost, Geoffrey B. Hall, Alison S. Fleming, Jonathan Freedman

    Background: Many people are attached to their pets. This attachment shares characteristics with the parental attachment to children. Previous studies have established a sex difference in attitudes about children; women compared to men report more positive attitudes about children. However,...

  14. Characterizing Human–Dog Attachment Relationships in Foster and Shelter Environments as a Potential Mechanism for Achieving Mutual Wellbeing and Success

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A.R. Udell

    This study aimed to characterize attachment relationships between humans and dogs living in animal shelters or foster homes, and to contextualize these relationships in the broader canine attachment literature. In this study, 21 pairs of foster dogs and foster volunteers and 31 pairs of shelter...

  15. Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours

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    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.

    Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...

  16. The Difference is in the Details: Attachment and Cross-Species Parenting in the United States and India

    | Contributor(s):: Volsche, Shelly, Mukherjee, Rijita, Rangaswamy, Madhavi

    The purpose of the current research was to explore changes in Indian attitudes and practices with pet dogs and cats and compare them with responses from the United States. Pet parenting, defined as the investment of money, emotion, and time in companion animals, is a form of alloparental care...

  17. Attachment and Perceived Stress among Pet Owners before and during the Lockdown in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Sara Platto, Agathe Serres, Simona R. C. Normando, Wang Yanqing, Dennis C. Turner

    The current pandemic has brought a lot of social and economic strains to families worldwide, as well as making a huge impact on the long- term care of companion animals. The current study explored differences in the attachment level of owners toward their pets and their perceived stress before...

  18. Influences of Dog Attachment and Dog Walking on Reducing Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea

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    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook, Song, Jin-Gyeoung, Lee, Jeong-Yeon

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s lives and increased their vulnerability to physical and mental health hazards. While Korea has avoided nationwide lockdown measures since the COVID-19 outbreak, the prolonged restrictions and social isolation measures have resulted in detrimental...

  19. Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche, Elizabeth Johnson

    COVID- 19 lockdown provided a unique, in situ opportunity to probe caretaker experiences of living with companion animals during a stressful event. We launched an online survey in the United States that included standard demographic questions, questions related to household structures, and 25...

  20. Psychometric Evaluation of the Comfort from Companion Animals Scale in a Sexual and Gender Minority Sample

    | Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, Camie A., Pittman, Sarah K., Murphy, Jennifer L., Matijczak, Angela, McDonald, Shelby E.