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  1. Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas

    One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...

  2. "There's a Real Dog in the Classroom?": The Relationship Between Young Children and Animals

    Contributor(s):: Margadant-van Arcken, Marjan

  3. 'Disgusting' animals: Primary school children's attitudes and myths of bats and spiders

    Contributor(s):: Prokop, Pavol, Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale

  4. 'Loveable' Mammals and 'Lifeless' Plants: How Children's Interest in Common Local Organisms Can Be Enhanced through Observation of Nature

    Contributor(s):: Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

  5. A Pet Can Say "You're Special" to a Special Child

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jacqueline J.

  6. Action, talk, and thought in block play

    Contributor(s):: Reifel, Stuart, Yeatman, June

  7. Active open learner models as animal companions: Motivating children to learn through interacting with My-Pet and Our-Pet

    Contributor(s):: Chen, Zhi-Hong, Chou, Chih-Yueh, Deng, Yi-Chan, Chan, Tak-Wai

  8. Affective Attitudes of Children and Adults in Relation to the Pupil Diameter of a Cat: Preliminary Data

    | Contributor(s):: Millot, Jean-Louis, Brand, G., rard, Schmitt, Aim

    Children from ages 9 to 11 years, as well as adults, express a preference for the picture of a cat with constricted pupils in relation to the same picture with dilated pupils. There was no difference for children from ages 4 to 6 years. The discussion concerns the mechanisms and determinants of...

  9. Afternoons with Puppy : inspirations from a therapist and his animals

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Eisen, Cynthia J.

  10. Aggression against cats, dogs and people

    | Contributor(s):: Felthous, A. R.

  11. An Exploratory Study of Domestic Violence: Perpetrators’ Reports of Violence Against Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Haden, Sara Chiara, McDonald, Shelby E., Booth, Laura J., Ascione, Frank R., Blakelock, Harold

    The goal of the current exploratory study was to examine associations between animal cruelty (AC), intimate partner violence (IPV), and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) among incarcerated adult males. Forty-two men incarcerated in a state prison participated in the study; all participants...

  12. And then the dog died

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.

    Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...

  13. Animal Cruelty by Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Currie, Cheryl L.

  14. Animal Cruelty Motivations: Assessing Demographic and Situational Influences

    | Contributor(s):: Hensley, Christopher, Tallichet, Suzanne E.

  15. Attitudes of children and adults to dogs in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Lakestani, Nelly, Donaldson, Morag L., Verga, Marina, Waran, Natalie

  16. Autism Service Dogs of America

    Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of children living with autism—and their families—by providing exceptionally well trained service dogs.Our service dogs provide a physical and emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child...

  17. Babes in the Woods: Wilderness Aesthetics in Children's Stories and Toys, 1830-1915

    | Contributor(s):: Varga, D.

  18. Becoming relationally effective: High-risk boys in animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Abbey Ann Schneider

    This study was conducted to formally evaluate the effectiveness of the Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC, 2010), an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) intervention based in 23 elementary schools in the Front Range; these terms are used interchangeably in this report. Previous research on the...

  19. Can Dogs Prime Autistic Children for Therapy? Evidence from a Single Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, Karine, Correia, Rita, Lima, Mariely, Magalhães, Ana, de Sousa, Liliana

  20. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.