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  1. An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena

  2. An examination of the relations between human attachment, pet attachment, depression, and anxiety

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    | 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...

  3. An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients

    | Contributor(s):: Galonski, Lauren

  4. An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. Animal attachment, absorption and empathy as moderators of dog-based stress reduction

    | Contributor(s):: Sectzer, Jessica

  9. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  10. 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,...

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | 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...

  12. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation

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    | 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...

  13. Animals and Attachment Theory

    | Contributor(s):: Rockett, B., Carr, S.

  14. Anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic selection - Beyond the "cute response"

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

  15. Anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic selection - Beyond the "cute response"

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

  16. Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Mariti, C., Zdeinert, A., Riggio, G., Mora-Medina, P., Del Mar Reyes, A., Gazzano, A., Domínguez-Oliva, A., Lezama-García, K., José-Pérez, N., Hernández-Ávalos, I.

    Anthropomorphic practices are increasing worldwide. Anthropomorphism is defined as the tendency to attribute human forms, behaviors, and emotions to non-human animals or objects. Anthropomorphism is particularly relevant for companion animals. Some anthropomorphic practices can be beneficial to...

  17. Aspekte einer Pferdegestützten Therapie bei bindungsgestörten Kindern [Aspects of Horse-assisted Therapy with Children suffering from Attachment Disorders]

    | Contributor(s):: Dischinger, Alexandra, Gomolla, Annette

  18. Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)

    | Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique 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 Situation Test. We show...

  19. 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...

  20. Attachment and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

    | Contributor(s):: Alessandro Agostini, Marco Moretti, Carlo Calabrese, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti, Mauro Ercolani, Massimo Campieri