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  1. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    | 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-...

  2. Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments

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    | 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...

  3. Adult separation anxiety disorder: The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Dowsett, Elisha, Delfabbro, Paul, Chur-Hansen, Anna

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. “My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.

  7. Review of Attachment to pets: An integrative view of human-animal relationships with implications for therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette

  8. Personality characteristics and self-esteem in pet owners and non-owners

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Suzanne B., Rule, Warren R.

  9. People and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Noonan, Ellen

    This paper, arising out of the personal experience of the author and her colleagues and friends, explores the significance of pets to their owners. Drawing on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, ethology, veterinarians and literature, she suggests that pets may be attachment figures,...

  10. Pastoral concern in relation to the psychological stress caused by the death of an animal companion

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Kenneth

    The place that animals occupy in relation to humans is considered, noting the close relationship and emotional attachment which exists between humans and their pet/animal companions. The psychological stress, bereavement, and grief experienced upon the death of an animal companion with whom an...

  11. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  12. Do animals grieve?

    | Contributor(s):: Carson, Ute

    Provides literary examples of animals' capabilities of recognition, attachment, and bonding to people and to each other, and their ability to recognize danger and impending death. The author also provides examples of animals who mourned a loss to the point of relinquishing their own lives....

  13. The elderly's adjustment to the loss of a companion animal: People–pet dependency

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Cyrus S., Thrush, John C., Paulus, George S., Hafner, Patrick

    A survey of 220 elderly persons, aged 55+ yrs, showed that pet ownership varied inversely with age, the size of Ss' friendship networks, and the number and perceived importance of social contacts. Pet owners as well as nonowners tended to characterize the relationship between the elderly and...

  14. People and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Noonan, Ellen

    This paper, arising out of the personal experience of the author and her colleagues and friends, explores the significance of pets to their owners. Drawing on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, ethology, veterinarians and literature, she suggests that pets may be attachment figures,...

  15. Why spending quality time with Sparky is good for you and your clients

    | Contributor(s):: Gerbasi, Kathleen C.

  16. Pet‐related consumption as a consumer identity constructor

    | Contributor(s):: Jyrinki, Henna

  17. Review of Attachment to pets: An integrative view of human-animal relationships with implications for therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Norris, Robin R.

  18. Pets as safe havens and secure bases: The moderating role of pet attachment orientations

    | Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.

  19. Human Analogue Safe Haven Effect of the Owner: Behavioural and Heart Rate Response to Stressful Social Stimuli in Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: M. Gácsi, K. Maros, S. Sernkvist, T. Faragó, A. Miklósi

    The secure base and safe haven effects of the attachment figure are central features of the human attachment theory. Recently, conclusive evidence for human analogue attachment behaviours in dogs has been provided, however, the owner’s security-providing role in danger has not been directly...

  20. Factors and Convergent Validity of the Pet Attachment and Life Impact Scale (PALS)

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa DeMarni Cromer, M. Rose Barlow

    Human-animal interaction (HAI) provides benefits for humans. Emotional attachment to pets is a possible mechanism for benefits but there is no standard operationalization for "attachment to pets." The study presented here (N = 651) uses a pet attachment measure based on qualitative...