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  1. Cognition Regulated by Emotional Decision Making

    Contributor(s):: Stefano, G. B.

  2. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  3. Fostering Attitudes of Empathy towards Animals in Youth Ages 4-7 through Play Experiences in a Zoo Setting

    Contributor(s):: Heidi M. Faris

    Zoos are place-based education facilities that have the ability to utilize their natural play spaces to enhance the social and cognitive development of children using live animals. Playing outdoors in nature has shown to increase physical, attentive, cognitive and social development during early...

  4. A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view

    Contributor(s):: Miles Kuiling Bensky

    Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285) we...

  5. Goats Learn Socially from Humans in a Spatial Problem-Solving Task

    Contributor(s):: Christian Nawroth, Luigi Baciadonna, Alan G. McElligot

    Domestication drives changes in animal cognition and behaviour. In particular, the capacity of dogs to socially learn from humans is considered a key outcome of how domestication shaped the canid brain. However, systematic evidence for social learning from humans in other domestic species is...

  6. The Development of a Psychometric Scale for the Evaluation of the Emotional Predispositions of Pet Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Gill Sheppard, Daniel S. Mills

    Many pet dogs exhibit problem behaviours which can be corrected through the judicious use of positive and negative reinforcers in training. However, animals often vary in their sensitivity and response to these. It is hypothesised that this variation may offer a biological basis for...

  7. Bottlenose Dolphins' (Tursiops truncatus) Theory of Mind as Demonstrated by Responses to their Trainers' Attentional States

    Contributor(s):: Masaki Tomonaga, Yuka Uwano

    The present study examined the ability of dolphins to follow the gestural signs presented by humantrainers in various attentional states in order to understand the social cognition of dolphins. Thehuman trainers enacted the gestural signs by orienting their bodies and heads in different...

  8. Embodied Cognition and Representation in Domesticated Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kate Oslo

    Embodied cognition is a relatively recent approach in the philosophy of mind. Similarly, the volume of research into dog cognition has increased in the last decade and is set to keep on growing as we learn more about the animals with which we have associated for so long. This thesis argues that...

  9. Improving the Understanding of Psychological Factors Contributing to Horse-Related Accident and Injury: Context, Loss of Focus, Cognitive Errors and Rigidity

    Contributor(s):: Jodi DeAraugo, Suzanne McLaren, Phil McManus, Paul D. McGreevy

    While the role of the horse in riding hazards is well recognised, little attention has been paid to the role of specific theoretical psychological processes of humans in contributing to and mitigating risk. The injury, mortality or compensation claim rates for participants in the horse-racing...

  10. The social neuroscience of human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  11. Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?

    Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  12. A Systematic Review of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes in People with Intellectual Disability

    Contributor(s):: Maber-Aleksandrowicz, S., Avent, C., Hassiotis, A.

  13. Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

    Contributor(s):: Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

  14. Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research

    Contributor(s):: Laughlin Stewart, Evan L. MacLean, David Ivy, Vanessa Woods, Eliot Cohen, Kerri Rodriguez, Matthew McIntyre, Sayan Mukherjee, Josep Call, Juliane Kaminski, Adam Miklosi, Richard W. Wrangham, Brian Hare

    Family dogs and dog owners offer a potentially powerful way to conduct citizen science to answer questions about animal behavior that are difficult to answer with more conventional approaches. Here we evaluate the quality of the first data on dog cognition collected by citizen scientists using...

  15. Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados

    Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida

    This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...

  16. New research relevant to companion animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M.

    The many studies published recently on cognition, welfare assessment and practical management of companion animals inform us about what we can and should do to improve welfare. Hence better advice can be offered on aspects of training, living conditions, problem situations and genetic selection....

  17. Hippotherapy as a treatment for socialization after sexual abuse and emotional stress

    Contributor(s):: Guerino, Marcelo R., Briel, Alysson F., Rodrigues AraÚJo, Maria Das GraÇAs

  18. Equine-Facilitated Group Work for Women Survivors of Interpersonal Violence

    Contributor(s):: Schroeder, Katy, Stroud, Daniel

  19. Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios

    Contributor(s):: Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.

    The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...

  20. Recognizing Nonhuman Morality

    Contributor(s):: Coghlan, Simon