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  1. Family Lives and Relational Living: Taking Account of Otherness

    Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui

  2. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  3. 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...

  4. Human-Animal Bond: Attachment vs. Objectification

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    | Contributor(s):: Walton, Magdalen J.

  5. Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems

    | Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.

    Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...

  6. Effects of equine assisted activities on autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Baier, M. E., Ivey-Hatz, J., Krenek, N., Tubbs, J. D.

  7. Therapeutic horseback riding outcomes of parent-identified goals for children with autism spectrum disorder: an ABA' multiple case design examining dosing and generalization to the home and community

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    | Contributor(s):: Holm, M. B., Baird, J. M., Kim, Y. J., Rajora, K. B., D'Silva, D., Podolinsky, L., Mazefsky, C., Minshew, N.

    We examined whether different doses of therapeutic riding influenced parent-nominated target behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (a) during the session (b) at home, and (c) in the community. We used a single subject multiple Baseline, multiple case design, with dosing of...

  8. Exotic pets: Health and safety issues for children and parents

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Kristine M., Smith, Katherine F., D’Auria, Jennifer P.

  9. Dolphin-assisted therapy with parental involvement for children with severe disabilities: further evidence for a family-centered theory for effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Stumpf, E., Breitenbach, E.

    Dolphin-assisted therapy has frequently been criticized for a lack of empirical results and theoretical foundation. In this study, results from an innovative dolphin-assisted therapy program for children with disabilities are presented. The therapeutic program is based on a sophisticated...

  10. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  11. Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Yam, P. S., Morrison, R., Penpraze, V., Westgarth, C., Ward, D. S., Mutrie, N., Hutchison, P., Young, D., Reilly, J. J.

  12. Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  13. Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006

    | Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.

  14. Raising canine: cross-species parallels in parental investment

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    | Contributor(s):: Eric T. Steiner, N. Clayton Silver, Pam Hall, Chantal Downing, Dominic Hurton, Peter B. Gray

    Parental investment tends to vary as a function of parental status, i.e., biological/adoptive parents tend to invest more in their children than stepparents. Given the similarities in some of the ways humans interact with children versus pet dogs, the current study investigated whether dog...

  15. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  16. Prevalence and correlates of household exposures to tobacco smoke and pets in children with asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Wamboldt, Frederick S., Ho, Joyce, Milgrom, Henry, Wamboldt, Marianne Z., Sanders, Barbara, Szefler, Stanley J., Bender, Bruce G.

  17. The impact of an abusive family context on childhood animal cruelty and adult violence

    | Contributor(s):: Duncan, Alex, Miller, Catherine

  18. Unique Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Brous, Miriam T.

  19. EFP is right for me. An equine facilitated psychotherapy program for children diagnosed with ADHD or PDD-NOS

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Jenna

  20. Parent perceptions of the effectiveness of therapeutic horseback riding for children with varying disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Scialli, Anita Lynn