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  1. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen

  2. 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...

  3. “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.

  4. Attachment Theory and an Equine Prison-Based Animal Program: A Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Loeffler, Maris

    This counseling project examines the issue of recidivism and the need to realign the current system of retribution in favor of rehabilitative services in the United States prison system. Theoretically, this project reviews attachment theory as developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth and...

  5. Should dogs and cats be given as gifts?

    | Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Dolan, E. D., Garrison, L., Hong, J., Slater, M.

    Policies that state dogs and cats should not be adopted as gifts are prevalent at animal welfare organizations, despite the fact that this belief is unfounded. Denying adopters who intend to give the animals as gifts may unnecessarily impede the overarching goal of increasing the rate of...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette

  7. Dog Owners Lived Experiences with Distress Following Human Rejection: An Attachment Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Shmyr, Linda Marie

  8. An attachment perspective on the child–dog bond: Interdisciplinary and international research findings

    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck

  9. Current perspectives on attachment and bonding in the dog–human dyad

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    | Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, Bennett, Pauleen C., McGreevy, Paul D.

    This article reviews recent research concerning dog–human relationships and how attributes that arise from them can be measured. It highlights the influence of human characteristics on dog behavior, and consequently, the dog–human bond. Of particular importance are the influences of...

  10. Trauma narratives with children in foster care: Individual and group play therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Crenshaw, David A., Tillman, Kathleen S., Stewart, Anne L.

  11. Human and animal interactions in occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Dumont, Claire

  12. 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.

  13. Equine facilitated psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma

    | Contributor(s):: DePrekel, Molly, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

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

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

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Companion animals for elderly women: The importance of attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, Anna, Winefield, Helen Russell, Beckwith, Melinda

    Much research exploring the relationship between companion animals and physical and psychological health is quantitative and inconclusive, and inconsistent findings have been reported. In this study, we conducted interviews with 11 elderly women and considered the themes that emerged from the...

  19. John Bowlby and ethology: An annotated interview with Robert Hinde

    | Contributor(s):: Van Der Horst, Frank C. P., Van Der Veer, René, Van Ijzendoorn, Marinus H.

    From the 1950s, John Bowlby, one of the founders of attachment theory, was in personal and scientific contact with leading European scientists in the field of ethology (e.g., Niko Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz, and especially Robert Hinde). In constructing his new theory on the nature of the bond...

  20. 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....