Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese
Contributor(s):: Taniguchi, Y., Seino, S., Nishi, M., Tomine, Y., Tanaka, I., Yokoyama, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Kitamura, A., Shinkai, S.
Pet Attachment and Wellbeing of Older-Aged Recreational Horseback Riders
Contributor(s):: Schwarzmueller-Erber, G., Maier, M., Kundi, M.
Self-reports of Dutch dog owners on received professional advice, their opinions on castration and behavioural reasons for castrating male dogs
Contributor(s):: Roulaux, P. E. M., van Herwijnen, I. R., Beerda, B.
Grief severity: A comparison between human and companion animal death
Contributor(s):: Lavorgna, B. F., Hutton, V. E.
Grief severity was investigated and compared amongst 50 participants aged 18 to 65 years who had experienced the death of a human (n = 35) or the death of a companion animal (n = 15). Participants were recruited in Australia and completed an on-line self-report questionnaire package, measuring...
Relationships between dog ownership and physical activity in postmenopausal women
Contributor(s):: Garcia, D. O., Wertheim, B. C., Manson, J. E., Chlebowski, R. T., Volpe, S. L., Howard, B. V., Stefanick, M. L., Thomson, C. A.
Topography of social touching depends on emotional bonds between humans
Contributor(s):: Suvilehto, J. T., Glerean, E., Dunbar, R. I., Hari, R., Nummenmaa, L.
Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs
Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan
Health perceptions and levels of attachment: owners and pets exercising together
Contributor(s):: Stephens, M. B., Wilson, C. C., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H., Byers, C. G.
Living with Problem Animals--Self-Reported Fear of Potentially Dangerous Species in the Serengeti Region, Tanzania
Contributor(s):: Kaltenborn, Bjørn P., Bjerke, Tore, Nyahongo, Julius
We examined the relationship between self-reported fear of large carnivores and the demographic characteristics of villagers living in a rural district adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Data were obtained from 593 respondents living in 8 villages. The intensity of verbally...
Measuring emotions toward wildlife: A review of generic methods and instruments
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, Maarten H., Fehres, Piera, Campbell, Michael
Researchers are recognizing the importance of studying emotions for understanding human–wildlife interactions. This article reviews generic methods and instruments for assessing emotions, as developed within the affective sciences. Four broad categories of emotion measures can be distinguished:...
Therapeutic horseback riding: Novel interventions in the treatment of older adults with mild to moderate mobility disability
Contributor(s):: Dopking, E. E.
Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people
Contributor(s):: Wells, Y., Rodi, H.
Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study
Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Malamud, R., Nobis, N., Broglio, R.
Comment on 'Using the forced metaphor-elicitation technique (FMET) to meet animal companions within self.'
Contributor(s):: Zaltman, Lindsay
Contributor(s):: Fenton, Becky, Rathus, Jill H.
Effects of a trained therapy dog in child-centered play therapy on children's biobehavioral measures of anxiety
Contributor(s):: Annette L. Athy
This study was concerned with reducing children’s anticipatory anxiety when entering mental health services for the first time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether combining two effective modalities, play therapy and animal-assisted therapy, would be effective in decreasing...
An investigation of the psychosocial impact of human-animal interaction on a forensic population
Contributor(s):: Angela Krom Fournier
This quasi-experimental field study tested the psychosocial effects of a forensic human-animal interaction (HAI) program on prison inmates. The study assessed the impact of the HAI program using both between-subject and within-subject methods and analyses. A total of 54 male inmates participated...