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  1. Effects of breed group and development on dogs' willingness to follow a human misleading advice

    Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Passalacqua, C., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.

  2. Small Miracles

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    Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit corporation founded through love to enhance the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of persons with special needs by means of therapeutic equine-assisted activities.

  3. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...

  4. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  5. Freedom in Motion Riding Center

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    Established in 1996, Freedom in Motion Riding Center has twenty years experience in providing adaptive riding lessons. We specialize in early development and children with autism. Our remarkable horses and  volunteers are what make our center one of the most popular around...

  6. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky

  7. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  8. From the Editor – Welcome to the first issue of Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin!

    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce this exciting new venue for the scientific study of human-animal interactions. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin...

  9. Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe

    Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...

  10. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Flaherty Fischette

    This research investigated the connection between attachment, affect regulation, eating disorders and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a connection that has not previously been examined. The conceptual lenses for this research identified eating disorders as one of many possible examples of...

  11. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  12. Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin

    Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...

  13. Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves

    Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...

  14. Validación del Cuestionario de Actitudes ante las Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros (CAINTAP) en Estudiantes Universitarios del Sur de España: Beneficios y Temores Percibidos

    | Contributor(s):: Javier López-Cepero Borrego, María A. Perea-Mediavilla, Arcadio Tejada Roldán, José Luis Sarasola-Sánchez-Serrano

    Introducción: Las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) cuentan con amplia tradición en varios países occidentales, donde diversas revisiones y meta-análisis han demostrado sus ventajas. No obstante, poco se sabe de las expectativas que los y las hispanohablantes...

  15. The social neuroscience of human-animal interaction

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

  16. Development and Psychometric Testing of the Dogs and Walking Survey (DAWGS)

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Richards, Meghan H. McDonough, Nancy E. Edwards, Roseann M. Lyle, Philip J. Troped

    Dog owners represent 40% of the population, a promising audience to increase population levels of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of a new instrument to assess social cognitive theory (SCT) constructs related to dog walking....

  17. The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.

  18. The Therapeutic Benefits of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy With At-risk Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Wake, Casey

  19. Development of a psychoeducational book on Canine-assisted therapy for children who have been abused: Lucky's story

    | Contributor(s):: Wai, Carrie

  20. Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family

    | Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen