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  1. Still the same in human causal reasoning: Evidence for a uniform similarity parameter in generalisation and summation

    Contributor(s):: Whitlow, J. W., Jr., Brandon, S. E., Otero, K., Christensen, J.

  2. Preliminary investigation of foot preference for a string-pulling task in zoo macaws

    Contributor(s):: Regaiolli, Barbara, Bolcato, Sofia, Ottolini, Giorgio, Vallortigara, Giorgio, Pievani, Dietelmo, Spiezio, Caterina

  3. Different problem-solving strategies in dogs diagnosed with anxiety-related disorders and control dogs in an unsolvable task paradigm

    Contributor(s):: Passalacqua, Chiara, Marshall-Pescini, Sarah, Merola, Isabella, Palestrini, Clara, Previde, Emanuela Prato

    In humans and in other animal species anxiety-related problems are associated with poor performance in different abilities ranging from decision-making, visual attention, learning and memory. Despite the increasing number of dogs showing anxiety-related problems, the relationship between...

  4. The effects of past training, experience, and human behaviour on a dog’s persistence at an independent task

    Contributor(s):: Brubaker, Lauren, Udell, Monique A. R.

    Past research has shown that many factors, including training history, informal experience and genetics, play a role in how certain populations of dogs behave during a problem-solving task. Less understood is how a dog’s relationship with an attending human, as well as the actions of the human...

  5. Understanding of human referential gestures is not correlated to human-directed social behaviour in Labrador retrievers and German shepherd dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sundman, Ann-Sofie, Persson, Mia E., Grozelier, Anna, Halldén, Lise-Lotte, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    Dogs are known to excel in interspecific communication with humans and both communicate with humans and follow human communicative cues. Two tests commonly used to test these skills are, firstly, the problem-solving paradigm, and, secondly, following human referential signals, for example...

  6. Behavioural responses of dogs to dog-human social conflict situations

    Contributor(s):: Kuhne, Franziska

    A human-dog relationship is characterized by living close together in the same environment which might provoke social conflicts around particular resources, such as food and social partners. Dogs developed behavioural patterns in response to dog-human social conflicts as well as to receive...

  7. Similarity between an unfamiliar human and the owner affects dogs' preference for human partner when responding to an unsolvable problem

    Contributor(s):: Kiss, O., Kovacs, K., Szantho, F., Topal, J.

  8. Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Kis, Melinda Bence, Gabriella Lakatos, Enikõ Pergel, Borbála Turcsán, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Judit Vas, Zsuzsanna Elek, Ildikó Brúder, Levente Földi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi, Zsolt Rónai, Enikõ Kubinyi

    The oxytocin system has a crucial role in human sociality; several results prove that polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene are related to complex social behaviors in humans. Dogs' parallel evolution with humans and their adaptation to the human environment has made them a useful...

  9. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.

  10. Hee haw - donkey assisted therapy

    Forum › general-discussion › new-user-announcements

    My name is Nancy Willard. I have a background in special education and law and currently focus on bullying prevention. (http://embraceciviity.org) I also own several donkeys. The approach I...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/new-user-announcements/604

  11. What the Wild Things are: A Critique on Clare Palmer's "What (If Anything) Do We Owe Animals?"

    | Contributor(s):: Macclellan, Joel P.

  12. Beyond Suffering: Commentary on "What (If Anything) Do We Owe Wild Animals" by Clare Palmer

    | Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.

  13. Review of Wildlife Damage Management: Prevention, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

    | Contributor(s):: Travis L. Devault

    Wildlife damage management (WDM) is more challenging than it might seem to the uninitiated. As any reader of Human–Wildlife Interactions knows, there is much more to WDM than trapping nuisance raccoons from attics and applying chemicals to ward off deer from ornamental plants. Although...

  14. Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Bray, Emily E., MacLean, Evan L., Hare, Brian A.

    The emotional-reactivity hypothesis proposes that problem-solving abilities can be constrained by temperament, within and across species. One way to test this hypothesis is with the predictions of the Yerkes-Dodson law. The law posits that arousal level, a component of temperament, affects...

  15. Effects of learning on social and nonsocial behaviors during a problem-solving task in shelter and pet dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Barrera, Gabriela, Fagnani, Jesica, Carballo, Fabricio, Giamal, Yamila, Bentosela, Mariana

  16. Human‐directed social behaviour in dogs shows significant heritability

    | Contributor(s):: Persson, M. E., Roth, L. S. V., Johnsson, M., Wright, D., Jensen, P.

  17. Effects of the Dog-Human Relationship on Problem-Solving Strategies in the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Amy Cook

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are strongly responsive to human influence in general, and they also readily form preferences for specific humans, yet these lines of inquiry have not often been combined. The goal of this dissertation was to advance a more specific theory regarding the nature of the...

  18. Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball

    | Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  19. The use of mythological themes to elicit socially appropriate behavioral skills

    | Contributor(s):: Stanton, Deirdre, McKissock, Blair, Dailey, Robert, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  20. Empowering Abused Women Through Equine Assisted Career Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Froeschle, Janet