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  1. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  2. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

  3. Giving More to Humans than to Animals in Need? A Behavioral Measure of Animal–Human Continuity in Large-scale Surveys

    | Contributor(s):: Liebe, Ulf, Jahnke, Benedikt

    Survey research on attitudes and behavior toward animals is affected by the hypothetical character of behavioral measurements and socially desirable responses. Drawing on previous research in the fields of environmental behavior and behavioral economics, we combined the advantages of incentivized...

  4. Wolves do not join the dance: Sophisticated aggression control by adjusting to human social signals in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Vas, Judit, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám

    In this study we aimed to investigate novel aspects of dogs’ comprehension of human social behaviours by revealing potential differences in the responses of wolves and dogs when they interact with a human in socially ambiguous situations. In Experiment 1, pet dogs (N=13) and hand-reared...

  5. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  6. A Basket of Puppies ... Well, Almost [From the Editor]

    | Contributor(s):: Borman, Laurie D.

  7. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan

  8. Puppy playtime

  9. The animals of the arena: how and why could their destruction and death be endured and enjoyed?

    | Contributor(s):: Lindstrøm, Torill Christine

  10. Origen y devenir de los juegos con caballos y toros en el México campirano: la diversión del coleadero

    | Contributor(s):: Vásquez Montecón, María del Carmen

  11. Young children engaging with technologies at home: The influence of family context

    | Contributor(s):: Stephen, Christine, Stevenson, Olivia, Adey, Claire

  12. Links between play and dominance and attachment dimensions of dog-human relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    It is often claimed that certain behavioral problems in domestic dogs can be triggered by the games played by dog and caregiver (owner). In this study, we examine possible links between the types of games played and dimensions of the dog-owner relationship that are generally considered to affect...

  13. Dog fighting: a basic overview

    | Contributor(s):: Destreza, K.

  14. Animal-assisted therapy enhances resident social interaction and initiation in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, E., Malaspina, A.

    Compared the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with nonanimal therapy (NAT) for providing social stimulation among long term care (LTC) residents. The study was conducted at 2 LTC facilities with 122 and 200 residents. NATs included snack bingo or arts and crafts, while AAT involved...

  15. The monkey as a psychological subject

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    | Contributor(s):: Harlow, Harry F.

    Many species in long-term captivity have tried to kill time by playing friendly games with their warders. In the end, only rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) could tolerate the tedious hide-and-seek games that their human jailers prefer to play. In this article, written many years before the...

  16. An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog-human relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    It has often been suggested that intraspecific dominance relationships are established through play. By analogy, it is also claimed that the outcome of competitive games can affect dog-human relationships. This paper experimentally tests the latter idea. Fourteen Golden Retrievers were each...

  17. Pre-race behaviour of horses as a predictor of race finishing order

    | Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D., Haskell, M. J.

    The behaviour and appearance of 867 horses entered in 67 races at two Melbourne racecourses, Flemington and Moonee Valley, was assessed over a 20-month period. 14 variables were recorded in the parade ring/mounting yard as the horse was being led by the groom before the race, and 5 variables were...

  18. Social cognition in the domestic dog: behaviour of spectators towards participants in interspecific games

    | Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    Social cognition, in particular the derivation of social information from observation of interactions between members of a social group, has been widely investigated in primates, but it has received little attention in other social mammals, although it has been anecdotally reported in the...

  19. Imaginary friend

    | Contributor(s):: Russack, Neil