Interactions Between Sex and Pet Ownership on Attitudes Toward Children
| Contributor(s):: Aya Dudin, Mayra Linne Almanza-Sepulveda, Katherine T. Cost, Geoffrey B. Hall, Alison S. Fleming, Jonathan Freedman
Background: Many people are attached to their pets. This attachment shares characteristics with the parental attachment to children. Previous studies have established a sex difference in attitudes about children; women compared to men report more positive attitudes about children. However,...
It's Not Just A Dog: The Role of Companion Animals in the Family's Emotional System
| Contributor(s):: Cassandra Leow
Past studies have looked into the role of companion animals in families. This study intended to explore the role of companion animals in the family’s emotional system through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Data from a study on companion animal loss and grief were used. A...
Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog
| Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.
Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently there...
Family Member, Best Friend, Child or 'Just' a Pet, Owners' Relationship Perceptions and Consequences for Their Cats
| Contributor(s):: Bouma, E. M. C., Reijgwart, M. L., Dijkstra, A.
Describing the relationship with one's cat in human terms might reflect an underlying anthropomorphic view of the relationship which might be associated with an owner's behavior towards their cat and the cat's living environment. Owners self-categorized the relationship with their cat...
Negotiating Multi-Species Families: Are Fluffy and Fido Family?
| Contributor(s):: Workman, Miranda K.
Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
| Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann
On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach: Effects of sex, age and test order
| Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalskau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.
Human-dog bond in the contemporary mayab: social perceptions and benefits associated with the hunter-Milpa dog in maya peasant-hunter life strategies in Yucatan, Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Plata, E., Montiel, S.
Therapy Dogs in Couple and Family Therapy - A Therapist's Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Hequembourg Policay
The purpose of this study was to contribute an increased understanding of therapists' experiences working with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy. This qualitative study sought to describe the overall experience of therapists who work with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy,...
Pets in the Family
| Contributor(s):: Jason Brown
Recent cultural shifts have found more people identifying their pets as members of their family. However, little research has examined how families create this identity that pets have. Using narrative performance theory, this study examined the stories that families tell about their pets and...
The Role of the Family Dog in the Preadolescent's Psychosocial Development Relative to Selected Dimensions of the Self-Concept, Sex and Age
| Contributor(s):: Janet Haggerty Davis
Environmental enrichment impacts discrimination between familiar and unfamiliar human odours in snakes (Pantherophis guttata)
| Contributor(s):: Nagabaskaran, Gokulan, Burman, Oliver H. P., Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna
Dog-human behavioral synchronization: family dogs synchronize their behavior with child family members
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.
Pup rearing: The role of mothers and allomothers in free-ranging domestic dogs
| Contributor(s):: Pal, S. K., Roy, S., Ghosh, B.
"Animals May Take Pity on Us": Using Traditional Tribal Beliefs to Address Animal Abuse and Family Violence Within Tribal Nations
Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.
Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...
Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills
Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...
Considering Family Dog Attachment Bonds: Do Dog-Parent Attachments Predict Dog-Child Attachment Outcomes in Animal-Assisted Interventions?
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Simpson, A. C., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.
“A Very Photogenic Cat”: Personhood, Social Status, and Online Cat Photo Sharing
| Contributor(s):: Austin, Jessica, Irvine, Leslie
This study explores how domestic cats and their connections to humans are represented in a modern photo-sharing context through content analysis of Reddit, a popular social media website. By examining the photos that cat owners share online, as well as the language that accompanies the photos, we...
Pet Attachment in the Context of Family Conflict
| Contributor(s):: Applebaum, Jennifer W., Zsembik, Barbara A.
Previous research shows that companion animals can have a positive effect on their owner’s health and may also serve as a buffer to stress. Despite this, few studies have investigated the role of the pet in adverse or tumultuous family circumstances. In this study, we explored whether reported...