Dogs' Sociability, Owners' Neuroticism and Attachment Style to Pets as Predictors of Dog Aggression
| 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...
Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners
| Contributor(s):: Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.
To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...
Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A. R. Udell
Although it is widely accepted that dogs and humans form attachment relationships, characterizing attachment styles in dogs has only recently received attention in the literature. Previous research has shown that pet dogs display patterns of behavior in an attachment test that can be classified...
Canine-Assisted Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kim, Stacy J.
"Thriving Through Relationships" as a useful adjunct to existing theoretical frameworks used in human-companion dog interaction literature
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Gravrok, Dan Bendrups, Tiffani Howell, Pauleen C. Bennett
The relationship formed between a human and a dog can be transformative. Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) research aims to understand why these relationships are so important. Within this field, human-dog relationships have been explained through various theoretical constructs, of which the...
The Relationship Between Neuroticism Facets, Conscientiousness, and Human Attachment to Pet Cats
| Contributor(s):: Reevy, Gretchen M., Delgado, Mikel M.
Gaining knowledge about the diverse correlates of human–pet attachment will help us better understand the nature of this bond. Previous research found that the personality dimensions of neuroticism and conscientiousness positively predicted human attachment to multiple types of pets. To address a...
Adult separation anxiety disorder: The human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Dowsett, Elisha, Delfabbro, Paul, Chur-Hansen, Anna
Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance Influence Pet Choice and Pet-directed Behaviors
| Contributor(s):: Green, Jeffrey D., Coy, Anthony E., Mathews, Maureen A.
Attachment theory is a useful lens through which to examine both perceptions and selection of companion animals. Study 1 compared perceptions of dogs and cats, and found that dogs were perceived as having more positive relationship qualities and secure attachment-related characteristics, whereas...
Using Attachment Theory and Social Support Theory to Examine and Measure Pets as Sources of Social Support and Attachment Figures
| Contributor(s):: Meehan, Michael, Massavelli, Bronwyn, Pachana, Nancy
Companion animals are increasingly being recognized by society as beneficial to our health and considered by many owners as authentic and affectional family members. Human relationship theories help us to understand the emotional and supportive aspect of the human– companion animal bond. This...
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
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| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals
| Contributor(s):: Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.
Animal-assisted therapy with female inmates with mental illness: a case example from a pilot program
| Contributor(s):: Jasperson, Rachael A.
Female offenders' mental health needs have consistently been shown to exceed those of male offenders. Incarcerated women report higher rates of violent victimization, major depression, posttraumatic stress diorder, mood disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. For...
Influence of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the attachment representations of youth in residential care
| Contributor(s):: Balluerka, Nekane, Muela, Alexander, Amiano, Nora, Caldentey, Miquel A.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, Susan M.
Predicting the attachment bonds between people and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Yeagley, Christina B.
An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena
Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend
| Contributor(s):: Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?
| Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Affiliation in human-animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy