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  1. The effects of interacting with a computer-simulated virtual pet dog on children's empathy and humane attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng

    Research has shown that children’s caring for, or owning, a real pet animal is associated with higher levels of empathy and more positive attitudes toward the humane treatment of animals. However, studies that have examined whether a virtual pet animal would have similar associations are...