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  1. Lucretius's venus and epicurean compassion toward nondomesticated animals

    Contributor(s):: Lazo, R. P. S.

    Lucretius believed that the gods were wholly perfect and self-sufficient, not vengeful and requiring appeasement. He believed contemplation of the gods allowed one to reach a similar state, as it clarified what was important for a successful human life. This article intends to examine how this...

  2. Oxytocin responses after dog and cat interactions depend on pet ownership and may affect interpersonal trust

    Contributor(s):: Curry, B. A., Donaldson, B., Vercoe, M., Filippo, M., Zaka, P. J.

    Although many of us interact daily with animals, we have lit t le understanding of how this affects our interactions with people. This study assessed the physiological effects of human-animal interactions and tested if this affected interpersonal trust. Participants (N=141) were assigned to play...

  3. Pet ownership in nursing homesHaustierhaltung in Alten- und Pflegeheimen

    Contributor(s):: Hirschmann, H.

    The beneficial and negative effects of having pets in nursing homes are discussed, including improving the quality of life of residents, the risk of disease transmission and other issues.

  4. Reaching down and finding humanity: military personnel's experiences of adopting dogs while on deployment

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Pooley, J. A., Edwards, M.

    It is conservatively estimated that 12% of all American soldiers who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan fields of engagement have returned home with psychological problems. Research that investigates the psychological underpinnings of these problems is pertinent to meeting the mental health needs...

  5. Recreational horse welfare: the relationships between recreational horse owner attributes and recreational horse welfare

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, L. M., Jongman, E., Coleman, G. J.

    In recent years the welfare of recreational horses has become an increasingly important issue, as evident by their high representation in welfare investigations around the world, however, little is known about the welfare of horses used in this capacity. The scientific literature concerning...

  6. The impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Erdman, P., Miller, D., Jacobson, S.

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who were paired with typically developing peers. Even though there has been an increasing interest in the field of animal assisted interventions and the...

  7. The pet-human bond: how pets benefit from people and how you can promote this relationship by incorporating behavior into general practice

    Contributor(s):: Sherman, B.

  8. When love bites: understanding complex human-animal bonds

    Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.

  9. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  10. A sociobiological analysis of human-canine attachment in an adult population

    Contributor(s):: Magrini, Michelle Marie

  11. An exploration of animal abuse in the context of family violence

    Contributor(s):: Fitzgerald, Amy Jean

  12. Effects of a service dog on the families of individuals with spinal cord injuries

    Contributor(s):: Enger, Kathleen

  13. Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Taksel, Rebecca

  14. Should we let sleeping dogs lie... with us? Synthesizing the literature and setting the agenda for research on human-animal co-sleeping practices

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, K., Smith, B.

  15. Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?

    Contributor(s):: Hosey, G., Melfi, V.

    Human-animal interactions (HAI), which may lead to human-animal relationships (HAR), may be positive, neutral, or negative in nature. Zoo studies show that visitors may be stressful, may have no effect, or may be enriching. There is also evidence that good HARs set up between animals and their...

  16. Best practices for planning events encouraging human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Erdozain, G., Kukanich, K., Chapman, B., Powell, D.

    Educational events encouraging human-animal interaction include the risk of zoonotic disease transmission. It is estimated that 14% of all disease in the USA caused by Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, non-O157 STECs, Listeria...

  17. Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities

    Contributor(s):: Hicks, J. R., Weisman, C. J.

  18. Bitch, Bitch, Bitch: Personal Criticism, Feminist Theory, and Dog-Writing

    Contributor(s):: McHugh, Susan

  19. Doing Right by our Animal Companions

    Contributor(s):: Burgess-Jackson, Keith

  20. Robots and Reality: A Reply to Robert Sparrow

    Contributor(s):: Blackford, Russell