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  1. Pet ownership, type of pet and socio-emotional development of school children

    Contributor(s):: Vidovic, V. V., Stetic, V. V., Bratko, D.

    The current study was designed to compare the socio-emotional characteristics of school children pet owners and children without pets and to examine whether the type of pet is a variable which can differentiate the socio-emotional development of their owners. The subjects, 425 girls and 401 boys,...

  2. Relationship effects in psychological explanations of nonhuman behavior

    Contributor(s):: Kiesler, S., Lee, S. L., Kramer, A. D. I.

    Research suggests that close relationships with animals encourage psychological explanations of their behaviour. To determine the causal effect of ownership on psychological explanations, we conducted experiments in which we manipulated participants' ownership of a target imagined dog (experiment...

  3. The impact of pet ownership on health and health service use: results from a community sample of Australians aged 40 to 44 years

    Contributor(s):: Parslow, R. A., Jorm, A. F.

    Research on the extent to which humans derive health and social benefits from being with pets has produced inconsistent findings. We examined whether middle-aged adults who owned or cared for pets differed in mental or physical health or in use of general practitioner services. We obtained...

  4. When a pet dies: religious issues, euthanasia and strategies for coping with bereavement

    Contributor(s):: Davis, H., Irwin, P., Richardson, M., O'Brien-Malone, A.

    68 people from a variety of religious backgrounds and who had experienced the death of a companion animal were interviewed. Questions covered their personal experience of their pet's death, the role that their religion played in this experience and factors affecting how well they coped with the...

  5. Children, 'insects' and play in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Laurent, Erick L.

  6. Grief at the loss of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Levinson, Boris M.

  7. Health consequences of pet ownership

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Katcher, Aaron A. [H.], Thomas, Sue A., Lynch, James J.

  8. Helping emotionally disturbed children cope with loss of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Link, Mary

  9. Horses in society

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, Elizabeth A

  10. Human-animal interactions: a review of American attitudes to wild and domestic Animals in the twentieth century

    Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R.

  11. Nonconventional human/companion animal bonds

    Contributor(s):: Harris, James H.

  12. Pet animals and human well-being

    Contributor(s):: Fox, M.W.

  13. Relief and prevention of grief

    Contributor(s):: Bustad, Leo K., Hines, Linda M.

  14. Summation: people, animals, and the environment

    Contributor(s):: Fogle, Bruce

  15. The animal as alter ego: cruelty, altruism, and the work of art

    Contributor(s):: Burt, Marianna R.

  16. The human/animal bond revisited

    Contributor(s):: Braun, Esther

  17. The role of pets in enhancing human well-being: effects for older people

    Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette A.

  18. The role of pets in enhancing human well-being: effects on child development

    Contributor(s):: Endenburg, Nienke, Baarda, Ben

  19. The role of pets in enhancing human well-being: physiological effects

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika

  20. The role of pets in therapeutic programmes

    Contributor(s):: Burch, Mary R., Bustad, Leo K., Duncan, Susan L., Fredrickson, Maureen, Tebay, Jean