The HABRI Central Team continues to monitor emerging research and information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our collection of resources, https://habricentral.org/features/covid-19
Animal Attractions: Great Reasons to Get a Pet, Plus How to Pick the Right One for Your Family
Contributor(s):: Renkl, Margaret
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
Animal-assisted intervention for autism spectrum disorder: a systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E.
As Time Goes By: Children's Early Understanding of Growth in Animals
Contributor(s):: Rosengren, Karl S., Gelman, Susan A., Kalish, Charles W., McCormick, Michael
Babes in the Woods: Wilderness Aesthetics in Children's Stories and Toys, 1830-1915
Contributor(s):: Varga, D.
Behavioural effects of the presence of a dog in a classroom
Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, K., Ortbauer, B.
To test the idea that dogs have a positive influence on the social behaviour of school children, one of three dogs was introduced alternately into a class at an elementary school in Vienna, attended by 24 children (mean age: 6.7 years). Most of the 14 boys and ten girls came from first-generation...
Books + media
Contributor(s):: Thom, M., Honeybloom, S., Korrow, C., Hummingbird, S.
Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface
Contributor(s):: Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji
Bums, Poos and Wees: Carnivalesque Spaces in the Picture Books of Early Childhood. Or, Has Literature Gone to the Dogs?
Contributor(s):: McKenzie, John
Can a week of therapeutic riding make a difference? - A pilot study
Contributor(s):: Kaiser, L., Spence, L. J., Lavergne, A. G., Bosch, K. L. vanden
The objective of this research was to determine the effect of a five-day therapeutic riding day camp on children's anger, quality of life and perceived self-competence. Our study sample involved 16 able-bodied individuals (11+or-4.4. years) with no known physical or psychological disability, and...
Child Development and the Human-Companion Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F.
Child-companion animal attachment bonds in single and two-parent families
Contributor(s):: Bodsworth, W., Coleman, G. J.
This study addressed the issue of whether children who potentially have reduced access to parental resources have a stronger attachment bond with a dog, compared with children who have greater access. The study compared children in single-parent families with those in two-parent families on level...
Children and their pets: exploring the relationships between pet ownership, pet attitudes, attachment to pets and empathy
Contributor(s):: Williams, J. M., Muldoon, J., Lawrence, A.
Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.
Children reading to dogs: A systematic review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Gee, Nancy R., Mills, Daniel Simon
Children who are cruel to animals: a follow-up study
Contributor(s):: Rigdon, J. D., Tapia, F.
Children who supernurture animals: a call for sociological (and other) study
Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.
The author suggests that "to significantly advance our understand-ing of humane behavior and to instill or enhance its presence in children, we need to go “back to the drawing board” and ask somenew questions about kindness toward animals and use some different, and more exploratory, sociological...
Childrens', parents', and teachers' perceptions of child wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Sixsmith, Jane, Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic, Fleming, Collette, O'Higgins, Sioban
Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development
Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda
Constraints in assessing the impact of animals in education
Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Best, A. M., Fredrickson, M., Hunter, G.
The primary purpose of this article is to delineate constraints researchers may encounter in assessing the impact of animals in education, even when using rigorous research designs. A case study is used as a framework for this discussion and consists of a project conducted in a pre-school...