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  1. Childhood attachment to a companion animal and social development of incarcerated male juvenile delinquents

    Contributor(s):: Brown, Julye Myner

  2. 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...

  3. Children Love Their Pets: Do Relationships between Children and Pets Co-vary with Taxonomic Order, Gender, and Age?

    | Contributor(s):: Hirschenhauser, Katharina, Meichel, Yasmine, Schmalzer, Sabrina, Beetz, Andrea M.

    Generally, children love their pets. However, a deeper insight into the beneficial effects of pets on the physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and development of children is needed. This study investigated whether children have more intense relationships with animals which are...

  4. Children with Avoidant or Disorganized Attachment Relate Differently to a Dog and to Humans During a Socially Stressful Situation

    | Contributor(s):: Wedl, Manuela, Kotrschal, Kurt, Julius, Henri, Beetz, Andrea

    Human attachment representations are shaped in interaction with the primary caregiver and are generally transferred to further bonding/ social partners later in life. According to previous evidence, primary attachment representations acquired with humans do not seem to be transferred to companion...

  5. Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development

    | Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson, Susan Peet, Cheryl Sparks

  6. Chris Kent

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

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

  8. Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Marina Verga, Manuela Michelazzi

    The role of pets (dogs and cats in particular) in human society has changed in recent years. Nowadays petsare an integral part of the human family and this aspect has many social and emotional implications. For theirpositive effects on human health, pets are also employed in some special and...

  9. Considering Family Dog Attachment Bonds: Do Dog-Parent Attachments Predict Dog-Child Attachment Outcomes in Animal-Assisted Interventions?

    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Simpson, A. C., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.

  10. Continuing bonds expressions in pet bereavement

    | Contributor(s):: Hsu, Melanie V.

  11. Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients' experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle

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

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


  13. Delta Society Australia

    Delta Society Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with one core belief: that the human-animal bond remarkably improves our quality of life and leaves a lasting paw print on our hearts.

  14. Development of a measure of positive and negative aspects of dog owners' attachment to their pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Balcazar Soto, Paola Nayeli

    This Thesis describes the development of the Assessment of Dog Owners' Behaviors and Experiences, Version I (ADOBE-I), a multi-scale measure of positive and negative aspects of dog ownership. In Study 1 a pool of 265 items was administered online to 352 participants on Mechanical Turk...

  15. Die Bedeutung früher Erfahrungen in der Mutter-Kind-Interaktion für die pädagogische Arbeit - dargestellt am Beispiel des Heilpädagogischen Reitens [The significance of children’s early experience in mother-child-interaction for paedagogical work - d

    | Contributor(s):: Solmaz, Eva

  16. Do dog behavioral characteristics predict the quality of the relationship between dogs and their owners?

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    | Contributor(s):: Christy L. Hoffman, Pan Chen, James A. Serpell, Kristen C. Jacobson

    This paper explores whether dog behavioral characteristics predict the quality of the relationship between dogs and their owners (i.e., owner attachment to dog), and whether relations between dog behavior and owner attachment are moderated by demographic characteristics. In this study, N = 92...

  17. Do Men Underreport and Mask Their Emotional Attachment to Animal Companions? The Influence of Precarious Masculinity on Men’s Bonds with Their Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, Kogan, Lori

    Males’ underreporting of psychological issues, physical symptoms, and personal information is commonplace both in medical and psychological settings in North America. One explanation for this occurrence is men that endorse traditional forms of masculine gender roles underreport or mask their...

  18. Does attachment security to a human handler influence the behavior of dogs who engage in animal assisted activities?

    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, Shelby H., Udell, Monique A. R.

    Pet and working dogs raised with humans are known to form attachments to their caregivers and other humans with whom they have a stable relationship. Attachment style varies across dog-human dyads, with securely attached dogs exhibiting the secure base effect, an ability to find comfort in the...

  19. Does cat attachment have an effect on human health? A comparison between owners and volunteers

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    | Contributor(s):: Filipa Alexandra Benchimol da Silva Garcia Dinis, Thais Lima Fernandes Martins

    Cat owners and volunteers from a rehoming centre were given the Lexington Attachment to Pet Scale (LAPS) questionnaire to assess their level of attachment to their own or rescue cats. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure were measured 10 minutes before, during, and after spending time with...

  20. Does training style affect the human-horse relationship? Asking the horse in a separation–reunion experiment with the owner and a stranger

    | Contributor(s):: Lundberg, Paulina, Hartmann, Elke, Roth, Lina S. V.

    Humans have shared a long history with horses and today we mainly consider horses as companions for sports and leisure activities. Previously, the human perspective of the human-horse relationship has been investigated but there has been little focus on the horse’s perspective. This study aimed...