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"Ooo ooo, aah aah" : people, bonobos, and mirrored projections at the zoo
Contributor(s):: Shanafelt, Robert
'Battered pets': Munchausen syndrome by proxy (factitious illness by proxy)
Contributor(s):: Munro, H. M. C., Thrusfield, M. V.
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
A new synthesis : resituating approaches to the evolution of human behavior
Contributor(s):: Fuentes, Agustín
A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams
Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students ( n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....
A standardized behavior test for potential guide dog puppies: methods and association with subsequent success in guide dog training
Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Blythe, S., Roberts, R., Toothill, L., Craigon, P. J., Evans, K. M., Green, M. J., England, G. C. W.
An early understanding of behavioral suitability for guiding work in domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) would be useful for organizations which train dogs as mobility aids, such as the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. We explored the potential for a standardized test of behavior in young dogs...
A study of three methods used to assess stockmanship on commercial dairy farms: can these become effective welfare assessment techniques?
Contributor(s):: Rennie, L. J., Bowell, V. A., Dearing, J. M., Haskell, M. J., Lawrence, A. B.
The modern dairy industry involves close contact between the stockperson and their animals and thus complex relationships develop between stockperson and cow. This study examines the assessment of stockmanship quality on commercial dairy farms and aims to develop useable protocols for on-farm...
A study on validity and reliability of on-farm tests to measure human-animal relationship in horses and donkeys
Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Guazzetti, S., Canali, E., Minero, M.
The development and maintenance of a positive human-horse/donkey relationship is essential in order to decrease accidents and reduce negative states of equine welfare. In many animal species the reaction of animals to humans during specific behavioural tests is influenced by their past...
Adolescents care but don't feel responsible for farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Parker, M. O., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.
Adolescents are the next generation of consumers with the potential to raise standards of farm animal welfare - to their satisfaction - if their preferences and concerns are translated into accurate market drivers and signals. There are no published data about adolescent views of farm animal...
Aggressive conflicts amongst dogs and factors affecting them
Contributor(s):: Roll, A., Unshelm, J.
Over one year, 206 dog owners were questioned in a veterinary clinic. The survey included two groups: 151 owners who visited the clinic because of an injury to their dog caused by another dog and 55 people who owned dogs that caused injuries to others. The questioning served to compare aggressors...
An epidemiologic study of the human bite
Contributor(s):: John S Marr, Alan M. Beck, Joseph A. Lugo Jr.
HUMAN BITES ARE A SERIOUS MEDICAL and surgical problem. A wide range of secondary consequenceshave been documented in the medical literature, including deformity, amputation, infection, transmissionof disease agents, and psychosexual aberrations. Recognition of the human bite as part of the...
An examination of the relations between social support, anthropomorphism and stress among dog owners
Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.
Although it is well documented that pet ownership has a number of benefits, the psychological characteristics of the pet-owner relationship that may affect human subjective well-being are not well understood. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relations between owners' perceived...
An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets
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Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.
The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...
Analysis of the psychological and emotive implications in the human-animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Ottavio, C.
Animal cruelty and human violence: the veterinarian's role in making the connection: the American experience
Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R.
Animal models and human neuropsychiatric disorders
Contributor(s):: Fisch, Gene S.
Animal welfare and the human-animal bond: considerations for veterinary faculty, students, and practitioners
Contributor(s):: Wensley, S. P.
Consideration of the human-animal bond typically focuses on the benefits of companion animals to human health and well-being, but it is essential that in realizing these benefits the welfare needs of the animals, both physical and mental, are also met. Positive emotional relationships with...
Animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy: an international outline and the current situation in Italy
Contributor(s):: Natoli, E.