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...
An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients
Contributor(s):: Galonski, Lauren
Effects of an insect-mediated mental healthcare program for mentally disordered children
Contributor(s):: Jun, YoungSoon, Bae, SungMin, Shin, TaeYoung, Lee, SeungHee, Gwak, WonSeok, Ahn, YongOh, Kim, InHui, Lee, SeeNae, Kim, DongJun, Kim, TaeHo, Woo, SooDong
Insects are the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, representing more than one-half of all known living organisms, and are found in nearly every environment. Recently, the importance of insects as food sources or as pets has increased in many countries, including Korea. In addition,...
The emotional lives of companion animals: attachment and subjective claims by owners of cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Martens, P., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Walker, J. K.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the existence of emotions in nonhuman animals. Companion-animal owners show a strong connection and attachment to their animals and readily assign emotions to them. In this paper we present information on how the attachment level of...
In the water with white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.
White shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
Reduced locomotor play behaviour of dairy calves following separation from the mother reflects their response to reduced energy intake
Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Wright, R., Johnsen, J. F., Mejdell, C. M., Passille, A. M. de
Play behaviour is an indicator of good welfare in young calves and is reduced by low energy intake and weaning off milk. There is renewed interest in keeping calves longer with the cow but separation leads to signs of distress, such as vocalizations. Providing calves with an alternative milk...