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For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I
Contributor(s):: Kelly Wenig
In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice
Contributor(s):: Dr. Deborah Linder, Dr. Megan Mueller
Human-animal interaction is any interaction between humans and animals: educational outreach or activities that discuss the topic of animals or pets; pets in households; animal visitation from registered therapy animals; animal assisted therapy (AAT) and animal assisted activities (AAA). As part...
Attachment style and pet bonds
| Contributor(s):: Cory Hutchinson
The purpose of the present study is to examine the relation between a person’s attachment style and their relationship with their pet. Attachment Theory suggests that how an individual attaches to one or both parents in childhood can become the working model for future adult relationships....