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  1. Canine connections : fieldwork with a dog as research assistant

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Lane

    My research seeks out muted narratives that struggle to be heard in the contested city of Belfast. My dog is one of my ethnographic methods: dog-walking is rarely a direct journey from A to B and she can ‘authenticate’ my lingering presence in unfamiliar places; she is a gateway to...

  2. The problem of unwanted pets: A case study in how institutions 'think' about clients' needs

    | Contributor(s):: Irvine, Leslie

  3. Review of Attachment to pets: An integrative view of human-animal relationships with implications for therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette

  4. Acceptance and rejection of pets and parasocial others cause corresponding changes in the self's perceived relational value

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Christina M., Shilling, Aaron A., Young, Steven G., Berrong, Laura E.

  5. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra

    Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...

  6. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    | Contributor(s):: Ramírez, Mónica Teresa González, Berumen, Lucía del Carmen Quezada, Hernández, René Landero

  7. Interspecific communication from people to horses (Equus ferus caballus) is influenced by different horsemanship training styles

    | Contributor(s):: Dorey, Nicole R., Conover, Alicia M., Udell, Monique A. R.

    The ability of many domesticated animals to follow human pointing gestures to locate hidden food has led to scientific debate on the relative importance of domestication and individual experience on the origins and development of this capacity. To further explorethis question we...

  8. Older lesbian adults’ psychological well-being: The significance of pets

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.

  9. Same or different? Why establishing the range of behavioral variability matters

    | Contributor(s):: Overall, Karen L.

  10. Owner and animal factors predict the incidence of, and owner reaction toward, problematic behaviors in companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Pirrone, Federica, Pierantoni, Ludovica, Mazzola, Silvia Michela, Vigo, Daniele, Albertini, Mariangela

  11. Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting

    | Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per

  12. Interparental Conflict and Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects of Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth B.

    Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and...

  13. Pastoral concern in relation to the psychological stress caused by the death of an animal companion

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Kenneth

    The place that animals occupy in relation to humans is considered, noting the close relationship and emotional attachment which exists between humans and their pet/animal companions. The psychological stress, bereavement, and grief experienced upon the death of an animal companion with whom an...

  14. Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: Implications for empathy development

    | Contributor(s):: Daly, Beth, Suggs, Suzanne

    An increasing amount of research has emerged in recent years regarding the benefits that household pets have for individuals, much of which focuses on child-pet relationships. A number of studies have explored the role of pets in elementary classroom settings and what advantages their presence...

  15. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  16. The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors

    | Contributor(s):: DeMello, Lesley R.

    Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures design. Unlike most of the past research, the Ss in the present study included both male and female...

  17. Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications

    | Contributor(s):: Duffey, Thelma

    Pets can be loyal, loving, and entertaining members of a family. Their deaths are generally experienced as painful losses by the people who love them, even though the grief experience is often culturally disenfranchised. In this manuscript, the authors discuss the role that pets can play in a...

  18. People and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Noonan, Ellen

    This paper, arising out of the personal experience of the author and her colleagues and friends, explores the significance of pets to their owners. Drawing on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, ethology, veterinarians and literature, she suggests that pets may be attachment figures,...

  19. Shelter from the storm: Companion animal emergency planning in nine states

    | Contributor(s):: Austin, Jessica J.

  20. Most domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) prefer food to petting: Population, context, and schedule effects in concurrent choice

    | Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, Erica N., Wynne, Clive D. L.