Older Adult Men's Emotional Bonds with Their Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller
Knowledge of the deeper meanings of attachment to companion animals is limited, particularly in terms of older adults. This study employed a modified grounded theory method, a phenomenological lens and a life course perspective to gather and analyze data garnered from individual interviews and...
The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Marzullo
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone
| Contributor(s):: Tess Reed
Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two male...
The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child
| Contributor(s):: Karin Bronkhorst
This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...
Representations and bond between children and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Juan Carlos Rate Marcos
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...
| Contributor(s):: Sogol, Sydney Jaye
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog
| Contributor(s):: Koempel, Stephanie
How feasible is it to compare effects of companion dogs and service dogs on quality of life in people with movement disorders?
| Contributor(s):: Spence, Helen Ruth
Life satisfaction of chronic pain sufferers with companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Satterfield, Patrisha
Pet bonding and pet bereavement as a function of culture and gender differences among adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Theresa Evans
The relationship among interparental conflict, animal bonding, intimate relationship satisfaction and attachment dimensions in adulthood
| Contributor(s):: Bussolari, Cori Jill
An analysis of psychological processes of companion dogs on humans
| Contributor(s):: Ferreyra, Alejandro Jorge
A phenomenological investigation of the child-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Garrett, Erik
Human-animal bonding: An investigation of attributes
| Contributor(s):: Johannson, Eunice E.