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Animals in the lives of children
Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F., Fine, Aubrey H.
Attitudes Toward Animals: Age-Related Development Among Children
Contributor(s):: S.R. Kellert
This paper reviews the results of a study of 267 children in the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. A battery of tests was used to examine children's knowledge and attitudes towards animals, and behavioral contacts with animals. A typology of basic attitudes towards animals and appropriate...
Can we have one? : a parent's guide to raising kids with cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Buzhardt, Lynn F., Steib, Sue D.
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 who are cruel to animals: a follow-up study
Contributor(s):: Rigdon, J. D., Tapia, F.
Equine-assisted therapy for primary school children with physical disabilities : a psychosocial view
Contributor(s):: Helfer, Avril
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet
Contributor(s):: Lupton, David
How animals affect us : examining the influence of human-animal interaction on child development and human health
Contributor(s):: McCardle, Peggy D.
Megan Kiely Mueller
New England Pet Partners, Inc.
New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.
Pet loss in death-related literature for children
| Contributor(s):: Charles, A. Corr
Pets & me : a thematic learning experience built on the relationship between people and animals : pre-K through grade 5
| Contributor(s):: Antonelli, Madeline, Sokoloff, Harris J.
Promotion of empathy and prosocial behaviour in children through humane education
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, Kelly L., Gullone, Eleonora
While the importance of normative levels of empathy and prosocial behaviour is becoming increasingly recognised, it has been suggested that modern western industrialised society is not conducive to the promotion of empathy development in children. Related to this, it has been proposed that one...
Robotic Pets in Human Lives: implications for the HumanAnimal Bond and for Human Relationships with Personified Technologies
| Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F., Kahn, Peter H., Jr., Beck, Alan M., Friedman, Batya
The Ambiguous Terrain of Petkeeping in Children's Realistic Animal Stories
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Kathleen R.
The Effects of Animals on Children's Development of Perspective-Taking Abilities
| Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)
Although attention to the effects of child-animal interactions on children's development has increased in the last three decades, developmental psychology has not attended to the importance of the effects of animals on children's development. There is a need to consider the possible impacts of...
The evolution of beasts and babies: Recapitulation, instinct, and the early discourse on child development
| Contributor(s):: Noon, David Hoogland
The extraordinary spirit of Green Chimneys : connecting children and animals to create hope
| Contributor(s):: Ross, Samuel B.