The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Single Adults in Midlife
Contributor(s):: Lauren McGillivray
Pets are shown to enhance quality of life through support and companionship. Midlife is a time where pets may be most valuable, since it is a time that involves critical changes to intimate relationships, roles and status. In this article a critical review of the literature on midlife development...
The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone
Contributor(s):: Tess Reed
Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two male...
Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji
Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme
Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...
Influence of pet ownership on self-esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness among over 65s in Ireland
Contributor(s):: Gráinne Nic An Mháistir
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pet ownership on self-‐esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness in pet owners and non-‐owners. Data was collected from 147 participants. Data was gathered by means of self-‐reported questionnaires that assessed...
The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults
Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco
The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
Contributor(s):: Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in...
Want to Get Happier?
Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie
Miffy and me: Developing an auto-ethnographic approach to the study of companion animals and human loneliness
Contributor(s):: Adrian Franklin
Despite the consistent claim that companion animals can and do alleviate human loneliness, a recent systematic review of quantitative studies of human loneliness and companion animals (Gilbey and Tani 2015) found no evidence to support this ‘belief’ (as they put it), except in...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care
Contributor(s):: Mercer, Kimberly Ann
Children and their social relationships with pet dogs: Examining links with human best friendship quality and loneliness
Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Mabee
This study aimed to examine the quality of the childs relationship with the pet dog and whether it was associated with the quality of friendship with the childs human best friend or with the amount of loneliness the child felt. This study also examined whether the dogs temperament was associated...
Loneliness Harms Your Health
Contributor(s):: Eells, Gregory T.
Symptom Reduction Identified After Offering Animal-Assisted Activity at a Cancer Infusion Center
Contributor(s):: Marcus, Dawn A., Blazek-O'Neill, Betsy, Kopar, Jennifer L.
A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness
Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.
Artificial Emotions: Robots Caring for the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Banks, W. A.
Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly
Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.
The Eldercare Factory
Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.
The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.
The role of pet ownership in the lives of older people: a review
Animal Care and the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.
May 06 2015
Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Seminar