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  1. An overview of the dog-human dyad and ethograms within it

    | Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Starling, M., Branson, N. J., Cobb, M. L., Calnon, D.

    This article reviews the literature on the complex and variable nature of the dog-human dyad and describes the influence of terms such as "dominance" on attitudes that humans have toward dogs. It highlights a legacy of tension between ethology and psychology and notes that some...

  2. Analysis of child-dog play behavior in child psychiatry

    | Contributor(s):: Prothmann, A., Albrecht, K., Dietrich, S., Hornfeck, U., Stieber, S., Ettrich, C.

    Children have a natural affinity for animals and most often communicate with them nonverbally; nonverbal communication is authentic and difficult to influence deliberately. This study examines whether characteristic interaction patterns exist during pet-facilitated therapy with dogs, and whether...

  3. Analysis of the impact of different senses in the human animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Korff, J.

  4. Analysis of the psychological and emotive implications in the human-animal relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Ottavio, C.

  5. And say the cat responded? Getting closer to the feline gaze

    | Contributor(s):: White, K.

  6. Animal and activity farm visits - the potential value for children

    | Contributor(s):: Pass, B.

    This article discusses the management, advantages and disadvantages of running a farm as an educational units for adults and children. The emphasis of supervision and procedures to maintain animal health and prevent potential disease transmission between animals and people are emphasized.

  7. Animal assisted interventionsGli interventi assistiti con gli animali

    | Contributor(s):: Bellini, F., Liverini, A.

    Pet therapy consists of an integrated approach aimed at alleviating the suffering and discomfort of people suffering from behavioural disorders or physical or cognitive deficits. In this paper the authors present an overview of All "animal assisted interventions".

  8. Animal assisted therapies and dog welfare implicationsLe terapie assistite con gli animali e le eventuali implicazioni di benessere per il cane

    | Contributor(s):: Papotti, F., Cannas, S., Talamonti, Z., Palestrini, C.

    "Pet-therapy" is the therapeutic use of pets, the "healing potential" of the animal serving the human health. As reported in several studies, the contact with an animal, in addition to ensure the replacement of a missing affection, is particularly suited to promote inter-personal contacts giving...

  9. Animal assisted therapy - AAT

    | Contributor(s):: Bugarsky, A., Hvozdik, A., Vargova, M., Kottferova, J., Takacova, D.

    Animal assisted therapy (AAT) belongs among the creative therapies. The knowledge of clinical ethology leads to the application of AAT as an alternative method of treatment used in human medical practice. It is based on the relationship between man and animals. It employs physical, psychosocial...

  10. Animal assisted therapy Part 1: Physical therapy and rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Reynolds, A.

  11. Animal awareness

    | Contributor(s):: Lehman, H.

  12. Animal disease and human trauma: the psychosocial implications of the 2001 UK foot and mouth disease disaster

    | Contributor(s):: Mort, M., Baxter, J., Bailey, C., Convery, I.

    The 2001 UK foot and mouth disease (FMD) crisis is commonly understood to have been a nonhuman animal problem, an economic industrial crisis that was resolved after eradication. By using a different lens, a longitudinal ethnographic study of the health and social consequences of the epidemic, the...

  13. Animal ethics profiling of vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters

    | Contributor(s):: Lund, T. B., McKeegan, D. E. F., Cribbin, C., Sandoe, P.

    The aims of this study were to identify the animal ethical profile of vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters. Using questionnaire data collected in 2013 ( n=356), we measured propensity to subscribe to five different positions within animal ethics based on a novel measure of animal ethical stance...

  14. Animal ethics: the capabilities approach. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Tulloch, G.

    This paper argues that beliefs about human nature are central for animal ethics as beliefs about animal nature ground human treatment of animals. It shows that what constitutes animal nature is a contested question, and that animals have long been considered inferior to humans in Western thought....

  15. Animal facilitated therapy, overview and future direction

    | Contributor(s):: McCulloch, M. J.

    Article from a special issue on Human--companion animal bond

  16. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    | Contributor(s):: Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  17. Animal models of human diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Lin Xu

    The development of efficient ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat human diseases is of great interest to human society and is a focus of life science research. It is widely believed that all human diseases may be attributed to the interaction between genetic and environmental risk...

  18. Animal pleasure and its moral significance. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Balcombe, J.

    This paper presents arguments for, and evidence in support of, the important role of pleasure in animals' lives, and outlines its considerable significance to humankind's relationship to other animals. In the realms of animal sentience, almost all scholarly discussion revolves around its negative...

  19. Animal status as a response to pet owner experience

    | Contributor(s):: Fidler, M.

    It has been reported that pet ownership has positive effects on people's attitudes to other animals. It was, however, hypothesized in this study that it is the good experiences which bring this about and that bad ones would have negative effects. Two sections in a 21-section questionnaire...

  20. Animal welfare and human welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Langford, M. J.