Man's other best friend: domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues
Contributor(s):: Galvan, M., Vonk, J.
Empathy Towards Non-Human Animals: Its Role in Emotion Recognition, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hoarding Disorder
Contributor(s):: Elisa Silvia Colombo
Background: empathy has been defined as a vicarious affective response that arises from attending another individual’s emotional experience and is more appropriate to another’s situation than one’s own. It is a complex and multidimensional psychological process, which involves...
Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji
Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme
Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...
Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.
Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier
Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders
Contributor(s):: Elaine K. Schmid
As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...
Canine emotions as seen through human social cognition.
Contributor(s):: Miiamaaria V. Kujala
It is not possible to demonstrate that dogs (Canis familiaris) feel emotions, but the same is true for all other species, including our own. The issue must therefore be approached indirectly, using premises similar to those used with humans. Recent methodological advances in canine research...
Death in the family
Contributor(s):: Maria Botero
Barbara King presents grief as the result of the capacity of human and non-humananimals for social and affectionate bonds. This is a novel approach that provides a context for interpreting behavioral evidence of grief. The book also offers thought-provoking insights into the relationship between...
Developing visual discrimination tasks for dogs
Contributor(s):: Joana Maria Guilherme Martins Fernandes
The study of animal emotion has risen in the past decades, and because non-human animals cannot talk about their feelings, different techniques have been developed with the aim to understand emotions and improve animal welfare. Here, I intended to assess animal emotions by two different...
Visitors' memories of wildlife tourism: Implications for the design of powerful interpretive experiences
Contributor(s):: Roy Ballantyne, Jan Packer, Lucy A. Sutherland
One of the aims of wildlife tourism is to educate visitors about the threats facing wildlife in general, and the actions needed to protect the environment and maintain biodiversity. To identify effective strategies to achieve this aim, this paper examines participants’ memories of their...
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...
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds
Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a typical attachment bond: separation-related distress, safe haven, secure base and proximity seeking. While...
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...
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
The social regulation of neural threat responding
Contributor(s):: Brown, Casey, Coan, James A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Vocal and visual stimulation, congruence and lateralization affect brain oscillations in interspecies emotional positive and negative interactions
Contributor(s):: Balconi, Michela, Vanutelli, Maria Elide
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds
Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul
Characteristics of transition planning and services for students with high-incidence disabilities
Contributor(s):: Trainor, Audrey A., Morningstar, Mary E., Murray, Angela
A Systematic Review of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes in People with Intellectual Disability
Contributor(s):: Maber-Aleksandrowicz, S., Avent, C., Hassiotis, A.
Contributor(s):: Payne, E., DeAraugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
Laterality in dogs in response to odour of human stress
Contributor(s):: Maren Helene Burdahl Teien
Can dogs smell that humans are stressed? Lateralization of behaviour and neural functions is found among humans and non-human animals like mammals, amphibians, birds, fishes and reptiles. The structures in the right hemisphere tend to be more active in response to to novel stimuli, and intense...