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  1. Animals Are Us: Applying the Common Ingroup Identity Model to Humane Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Boguslawa Dorota Gatarek

    This study explored the applicability of the Common Ingroup Identity Model (CIIM), used widely for combating racism, to Humane Education. It credits social categorization with both reducing and creating intergroup bias. It postulates decategorization and recategorization as factors changing...

  2. Individuals with Psychopathic Traits and Poor Attitudes towards Animals Can Recognise Infant Features But Give Them Reduced Attentional Priority

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    | Contributor(s):: Grace A. Carroll, Leah R. Cohen, Aideen McParland, Sam Jack, V. Tamara Montrose

    Infant features are physical traits that are characteristic of human infants and include facial features such as large and low-lying eyes, and a small nose and mouth. Animals possessing high levels of infant features elicit care-giving responses in humans. Despite this, animal cruelty is a...

  3. Psychological Correlates of Attitudes toward Pet Relinquishment and of Actual Pet Relinquishment: The Role of Pragmatism and Obligation

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    | Contributor(s):: Rita Jacobetty, Diniz Lopes, Jaume Fatjó, Jonathan Bowen, David L. Rodrigues

    Understanding pet relinquishment is essential to inform interventions and assess their impact. In a cross-sectional study, we explored how attitudes of lack of obligation and pragmatism toward pet relinquishment correlated with, and differed according to, sociodemographic characteristics (age,...

  4. Factors influencing the attitude of equestrians towards sport horse welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Ikinger, C., Spiller, A., Kayser, M.

  5. The Pet Attitude Scale

    | Contributor(s):: D.I. Templer, H. Arikawa

  6. Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...

  7. Pets and the development of positive attitudes to animals

    | Contributor(s):: James Serpell, Elizabeth Paul

  8. Human Attitude toward Reptiles: A Relationship between Fear, Disgust, and Aesthetic Preferences

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    | Contributor(s):: Markéta Janovcová, Silvie Rádlová, Jakub Polák, Kristýna Sedláˇcková, Šárka Peléšková, Barbora Žampachová, Daniel Frynta, Eva Landová

    Focusing on one group of animals can bring interesting results regarding our attitudes toward them and show the key features that our evaluation of such animals is based on. Thus, we designed a study of human perception of all reptiles focusing on the relationship between perceived fear,...

  9. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case

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    | Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  10. Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands

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    | Contributor(s):: Pim Martens, Camille Hansart, Bingtao Su

    The social context and culture in which individuals grow shapes their perspectives through life. Early on, children learn about animals through storybooks, animated movies, toys, and through interactions with pets and wildlife, and will slowly start to build beliefs around those experiences....

  11. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, Ineke R. van, Borg, Joanne A. M. van der, Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  12. Attitudes to Animals in Cyprus and the UK: Associations with Personality, Delinquency, and Morality

    | Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent

    The study aim was to investigate the associations between personality factors, attitudes to animals, moral values, and delinquent behaviors, and to examine the moderating effects of gender, age, and country of origin on these associations. This was a cross-cultural comparison of residents of...

  13. Demographics Regarding Belief in Non-Human Animal Sentience and Emotional Empathy with Animals: A Pilot Study among Attendees of an Animal Welfare Symposium

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    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Cornish, Bethany Wilson, David Raubenheimer, Paul McGreevy

    Attitudes to animals are linked to beliefs about their ability to experience pain and suffering, their cognition, and their sentience. Education and awareness-raising play a pivotal role in increasing society’s consideration of non-human animal welfare. The current pilot study explores...

  14. Familiarity and Interest in Working with Livestock Decreases the Odds of Having Positive Attitudes towards Non-Human Animals and Their Welfare among Veterinary Students in Italy

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    | Contributor(s):: Chiara Mariti, Federica Pirrone, Mariangela Albertini, Angelo Gazzano, Silvana Diverio

    We investigated the attitudes of veterinary students towards animals and their welfare in Italy. Regression analyses revealed predictors that are significant in differentiating students’ scoring tendency based on their gender, familiarity, and intention to work with a specific animal...

  15. A Study of Traveller Horse Owners' Attitudes to Horse Care and Welfare Using an Equine Body Condition Scoring System

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    | Contributor(s):: Marie Rowland, Tamsin Coombs, Melanie Connor

    Traveller horses are often perceived to be exposed to poor welfare due to Travellers’ traditional way of horsemanship. However, few studies have investigated Traveller horse welfare. Hence, the present study aims to explore Traveller horse owners’ attitudes to horse care and...

  16. Capturing Animality: An Evolutionary Approach to Animal Attitudes

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    | Contributor(s):: Netzin Gerald Steklis

    The purpose of the series of five studies presented in this dissertation is to shed new light on how our long history of interactions with animals has led to the evolution of psychological adaptations structuring our attitudes about animal—that comprise a multivariate latent construct...

  17. Human Love Styles and Attitudes toward Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Guthrie, Michelle F., Marshall, Philip H., Hendrick, Susan S., Hendrick, Clyde, Logue, Erin

    Pets have a positive influence on humans’ physical and psychological wellbeing, as well as their close relationships. In general, people who hold a positive view of people in turn hold a favorable view of pets. Despite this, previous studies on the relationship between love toward people and love...

  18. Cyprus versus UK: Cultural Differences of Attitudes toward Animals Based on Personality and Sensational Interests

    | Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent

    The aim of the present study was to see if positive attitudes toward animals can be predicted by the personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness, and whether higher levels of militaristic interests may lead to less positive attitudes. Militarism was expected to be predicted by lower...

  19. Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Troxler, Josef

    The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human–animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...

  20. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...