Psychological Mechanisms Predicting Wellbeing in Pet Owners: Rogers’ Core Conditions versus Bowlby’s Attachment
Contributor(s):: Teo, Jillian Terese, Thomas, Susan J.
While pet ownership may confer physical and psychological health benefits, existing research presents inconsistent findings, and the psychological mechanisms through which health benefits might be conferred are unknown. Exploring human–pet relationships from the perspectives of Bowlby’s...
Mental health of dogs formerly used as ‘breeding stock’ in commercial breeding establishments
Contributor(s):: McMillan, Franklin D., Duffy, Deborah L., Serpell, James A.
Canine commercial breeding establishments (CBEs) are kennel facilities where puppies are produced in large numbers for commercial sale. In the popular media, CBEs are commonly referred to as “puppy mills” or “puppy farms.” Conditions in CBEs vary widely in quality. Dogs in these facilities are...
Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.)
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Renata G., Mendl, Michael, Wagner, Paulo Guilherme Carniel, Araujo, Talita, Nunes, Daniela, Mafra, Antonieta Looman
Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...
Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin
Equine-assisted activities and therapies are increasing in popularity for treatment of ASD symptoms. This research evaluated effects of a 5-week programme of therapeutic riding on social functioning of children/adolescents (N = 15) with ASD. The effectiveness of the programme was...
A comparison of the co-occurrence of family violence and animal abuse across violent and non-violent families
| Contributor(s):: Gullone, Eleonora, Volant, Anne, Johnson, Judy
Blending native American spirituality with individual psychology in work with children
| Contributor(s):: Hunter, Darline, Sawyer, Cheryl
Exploring the link between recurrent acts of childhood and adolescent animal cruelty and subsequent violent crime
| Contributor(s):: Tallichet, Suzanne E., Hensley, Christopher
The Relationships Between Animal Abuse and Other Forms of Family Violence
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil
A Study of Firesetting and Animal Cruelty in Children: Family Influences and Adolescent Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Becker, Kimberly D., Stuewig, Jeffrey, Herrera, Veronica M., McCloskey, Laura A.
Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years
| Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan
Animal Imagery in the Psychoanalytic World: Childhood, Pathology, and Culture
| Contributor(s):: Stagner, Brian H.
Animal abuse and developmental psychopathology
| Contributor(s):: Ascione, Frank R., Maruyama, Mika
Commentary: Interpersonal violence as a mediator of stress-related disorders in humans
| Contributor(s):: Jasnow, Aaron M., Ressler, Kerry J.
Ethological vignette: Social stress as a formative experience
| Contributor(s):: Huhman, Kim L.
Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology
| Contributor(s):: Wilce, James
Pathological mourning after the death of a domestic pet
| Contributor(s):: Keddie, Kenneth M.
Structuring relationships: On science, feminism and non-human animals
| Contributor(s):: Birke, L.
Commentary on: 'Social stress as a formative experience