"Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
| Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew
I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...
A comparison of the human grief reaction: Focusing on pet loss and bereavement
| Contributor(s):: Jarolmen, Josephine JoAnn
A confirmatory factor analysis of the Lexington attachment to pets scale
| Contributor(s):: Tracy Leigh Zaparanick
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the word “pet” provided valid results in the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) (Johnson, Garrity, & Stallones, 1992). A multiple-groups confirmatory factor analysis, using maximum likelihood (ML) estimation, was conducted to...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
A study of the effects of pet ownership on mental health among community-dwelling senior citizens in northeast Tennessee
| Contributor(s):: Southerland, E. Marie
Adult pet attachments
| Contributor(s):: Ferry, Louise A.
An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success
| Contributor(s):: Claire Weinman
Evolution and domestication have brought dogs very close to humans. Research has found numerous behavioral, cognitive, neurological, and physiological similarities between the two species. Additional research has found that humans and dogs can share cross-species attachments that are comparable...
An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena
An examination of the relations between human attachment, pet attachment, depression, and anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Quinn, Aaron Christopher
The roles of pets in families and their positive impact on mood have been reported by some studies (Becker, 1999; Garrity, Stallones, Marx, & Johnson, 1989). Additionally, some research has found that the more attached humans are to their pets, the more they feel emotionally supported...
An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders
| Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.
An investigation into associations with attachment, companion pet attachment, empathy, and prosocial behaviors in 18-20 year old college students: A mixed methods study
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Christian
This study examines empathy, parental attachment, companion pet attachment and social behaviors in a sample of 120 students between the ages of 18-20 enrolled at Front Range Community College in Westminster CO during the fall semester 2008. The study is based on the research questions posed by...
An Investigation Into Human to Dog Attachment Systems and Their Influence on the Degree of Aversion Used in Training
| Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche
The purpose of my Master’s Thesis research is to determine if and what type of relationship exists between owner-to-dog attachment levels and the degree of aversion used in dog training. I also sought to determine if owner characteristics such as parental status, income, gender, and the...
Animal attachment, absorption and empathy as moderators of dog-based stress reduction
| Contributor(s):: Sectzer, Jessica
Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy with Canine Co-Therapist: Attachment Model for Families with Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Pamela Pitlanish, LMSW, IMH-E(IV)
AbstractAnimal-assisted therapy (AAT) literature cites many references to human infancy. Terms such as bonding have been borrowed from human infancy research regarding the formation and purpose of close parent-infant dyadic relationships. Children and animals have natural affective relationships,...
| Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz
Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Flaherty Fischette
This research investigated the connection between attachment, affect regulation, eating disorders and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a connection that has not previously been examined. The conceptual lenses for this research identified eating disorders as one of many possible examples of...
Attachment and Sociability in Therapy Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, Shelby H.
Attachment styles and pet bereavement discussed in the context of attachment theory
| Contributor(s):: Orsini, Lisa M.
Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Jane B. Wuellner
Benefits to pets from the human animal bond: A study of pet owner behaviors and their relation to attachment
| Contributor(s):: Deanna Kay Douglas
Researchers have demonstrated clear benefits to humans in their relationship with companion animals; however, little is known about how these animals may benefit from their relationship with humans.The purpose of the current study is to investigate potential benefits of a pet living in a...