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  1. Part-time fostering by a pair of black and white ruffed lemurs ( Varecia variegata variegata )

    Contributor(s):: Kerridge, F. J.

  2. Pet Parenting

    Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  3. Pet PEP: independent evaluation endorses landmark school education program

  4. Pets' roles in parents' bereavement

    Contributor(s):: Adkins, S. L., Rajecki, D. W.

    A sample of 43 mothers and 21 fathers completed a retrospective survey concerning a pet's involvement in adaptation to a child's death. Measures included degree of attachment to the pet, and perceptions of the pet's helpfulness and roles in the process of grief resolution. Most parents (75%)...

  5. Possible factors influencing vertebrate sex ratios: an introductory overview

    Contributor(s):: Hardy, I. C. W.

    This review considers factors that may influence sex ratio in mammals and birds: firstly, Fisher's theory of equal investment and subsequent theories (i.e. the adaptive value of the control of offspring sex ratio to parents); and secondly, sex determination mechanisms and constraints to sex...

  6. Potential sources of support for children who have been emotionally abused by parents

    Contributor(s):: Doyle, Celia, Timms, Charles D., Sheehan, Elaine

  7. 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.

  8. PulseBeats

  9. Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) : the mediating effect of attachment to pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Ferran Marsa-Sambola, Joanne Williams, Janine Muldoon, Alistair Lawrence, Melanie Connor, Candace Currie

    The relationship between adolescents? communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) and quality of life (KIDSCREEN) was investigated in 2262 Scottish adolescent pet owners. The variable attachment to pets was also tested and assessed as a mediator of this...

  10. 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...

  11. Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement

    | Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie

  12. Review of 'The death of a child: Reflections for grieving parents'

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbert, Richard B.

  13. Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.

    Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...

  14. Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola

    Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...

  15. Social status and physical condition of mother and sex ratio of offspring in cervids

    | Contributor(s):: Kojola, I.

    The degree of polygyny and litter size varies between deer species and may affect the relationship between maternal condition and offspring sex ratio. The hypothesis that females in good condition produce more male offspring than females in poorer condition was investigated by analysing data from...

  16. Stretched until it snaps: Attachment and close relationships

    | Contributor(s):: van Ijzendoorn, Marinus H., Bakermans?Kranenburg, Marian J.

  17. Studies on the phenogenetics of behaviour in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Krusinskii, L. V.

    THE 3 characters studied are (a) "passive defence reaction, " or shyness, T, as shown by tendency to run away at the approach of a stranger, hiding in a corner, dilation of pupils, muscular tetanus; (b) "active defence reaction " or aggressiveness, A [N.B. author uses no symbol] shown by attempt...

  18. Thai elephant-assisted therapy program: the feasibility in assisting an individual with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Vittayakorn, S., Tipprasert, P., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.

  19. The biochemistry of family commitment and youth competence: Lessons from animal models

    | Contributor(s):: Young, Larry J., Francis, Darlene D.

  20. The biology of paternal care in human and nonhuman primates

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Duque, Eduardo, Valeggia, Claudia R., Mendoza, Sally P.