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  1. "I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users

    Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch

    The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...

  2. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  3. A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot

    Contributor(s):: Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga

    This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...

  4. A natural cure for the pet fish problem: feature emergence as classificatory composition

    Contributor(s):: Chris Thornton

    Where do emergent features come from? This has long been an intriguing puzzle. The concept of pet fish illustrates the difficulty. Most people expect pet fish to live in bowls, even though this is not something either pets or fish normally do. The inference that pet fish have the feature of...

  5. A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users

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    | Contributor(s):: Edwin Gomez, John Hunting

    The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...

  6. Analysing two instruments to evaluate AAT: CSAWPBS (Center for the Study for Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale) and MOPI (Measurement of Pet Intervention) scales

    | Contributor(s):: Paula Calvo, Jonathan Bowen, Antoni Bulbena, Jaume Fatjo

  7. Behavior questions and answers

    | Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  8. Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Jenkins

    The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...

  9. Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment

    | Contributor(s):: J.M. Scarlett

  10. Circumpolarity : Human-Animal Relationships in the Circumpolar North

    | Contributor(s):: David George Anderson

    This five-year project investigates how people and animals today, and in the past, build sustainable communities around the circumpolar Arctic.

  11. Consumer value journey with pet in multiple service touchpoints

    | Contributor(s):: Jaakko Autio, Ari Kuismin, Minna Autio, Henna Syrjälä, Eliisa Kylkilahti

    Our paper explores how consumer value is negotiated in pet-related services. We combine the discussion on value with the standpoint of service design; the approaches of consumer journey and service touchpoints. The contribution lies in discussing how consumer value is experienced in pet-related...

  12. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  13. Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  14. Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources

    | Contributor(s):: S. W. Johnson

  15. Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Cook, Sydney Busch

    Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...

  16. Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review

    | Contributor(s):: Sharon E. Cregier

    To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...

  17. How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students

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    | Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou

    This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...

  18. Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao

    The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...

  19. Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins

    There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate consequences of such technology using the quantification of companion animals (pets) as a case study. We...

  20. Regulating dogs, goats, companions and their humans 1898-1998: modern to post-modern pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Borthwick

    Franklin and White (2001) present the results of a content analysis on animal-related stories in the Tasmanian newspaper, The Mercury, over the period 1949-1998. The research was designed to test the thesis presented in Franklin's (1999) earlier publication. In summary, Franklin (1999) links the...