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  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults

    Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René

  2. Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women

    Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  3. Predictors of elderly happiness

    Contributor(s):: Kehn, Diane J.

    Investigated the influence of living arrangements and other variables on the happiness and life satisfaction of noninstitutionalized elders. The dependent variable, level of happiness, was measured using the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI). Independent variables were living arrangements (with...

  4. The truth about cats and dogs: Are there genetic influences on pet ownership

    Contributor(s):: Spotts, Erica L., Lichtenstein, Paul, Neiderhiser, Jenae M.

  5. Pet ownership is not associated with future health: a nine year prospective study in older Australians

    Contributor(s):: Simons, Leon A., Simons, Judith, McCallum, John, Friedlander, Yechiel

  6. Issues in defining and assessing features of attachment figures: Reply to Kobak (2009)

    Contributor(s):: Kurdek, Lawrence A.

  7. More than man's best friend: A look at attachment between humans and their canine companions

    Contributor(s):: Samantha E. Kennedy

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are currently more than 60 million pet dogs in the United States. This is an increase of nearly eighteen percent since 1991, coinciding with a growing area of research on human's relationships with companion animals and companion...

  8. Spouses and cats and their effects on human mood

    Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C., Rieger, G., Gygax, L.

    Previous data indicated that cats influence the moods of singly living people only by decreasing negative moods, while not affecting positive moods. In this study, it was investigated if such an effect could be replicated, was comparable to the effect of a human partner and related to the owner's...