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Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia
Behavioral correlates and welfare implications of informal interactions between caretakers and zoo-housed chimpanzees and gorillas
Contributor(s):: Chelluri, G. I., Ross, S. R., Wagner, K. E.
Children with avoidant or disorganized attachment relate differently to a dog and to humans during a socially stressful situation
Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Kotrschal, K., Julius, H., Beetz, A.
Human attachment representations are shaped in interaction with the primary caregiver and are generally transferred to further bonding/social partners later in life. According to previous evidence, primary attachment representations acquired with humans do not seem to be transferred to companion...
Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos
Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.
Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...
Dog people and cat people differ on dominance-related traits
Contributor(s):: Alba, B., Haslam, N.
Many people identify themselves as being either a "cat person" or a "dog person" based on their preference for these domestic animals. The purpose of this study was to test the common belief that there are personality differences between these types. Previous research has found differences...
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.
Effect of housing and husbandry practices on adrenocortical activity in captive Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis)
Contributor(s):: Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C.
Equine gatekeepers, animal narratives and foxhunting landscapes
Contributor(s):: Acton, A.
Firstly, this paper analyzes the dynamic between horse, rider, and landscape in foxhunting culture. Secondly, it considers nonhuman animals as active elements within the research process. The methodology principally involved extensive, in-depth participation as a rider within mounted foxhound...
Family Dog Project: history and future of the ethological approach to human-dog interaction
Contributor(s):: Abdai, J., Miklosi, A.
Dogs occupy a specific niche in the human social environment. Some authors argued that dogs' social competence show functional similarities in their components (e.g. attachment, rule following) to that of humans due to their long history living in anthropogenic environment if proper socialisation...
Human-insect relationships: an ANTless story? children's, adolescents', and young adults' ways of characterizing social insects
Contributor(s):: Sammet, R., Andres, H., Dreesmann, D.
Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...
Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional
Contributor(s):: Serena Dubreu
El objetivo del proceso de investigación de mi Trabajo de Fin de Grado recae en los beneficios que tienen la naturaleza y los animales sobre las personas con diversidad funcional y más precisamente sobre las personas con trastorno mental. Lo que me motivó en esta...
Mother rearing of dairy calves: reactions to isolation and to confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment
Contributor(s):: Wagner, K., Barth, K., Hillmann, E., Palme, R., Futschik, A., Waiblinger, S.
Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: prenatal stress alters the behaviour and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin
Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Mack, L. A., Carter, C. S., Garner, J. P., Marchant-Forde, J. N., Richert, B. T., Lay, D. C., Jr.
Puppy power! Using social cognition research tasks to improve socialization practices for domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Bennett, P. C.
Understanding the psychology of the domestic dog is a key element in both research and clinical applications for veterinary behaviorists. This article summarizes social cognitive skills observed in dogs in recent cognition studies. The tasks are grouped into the following 2 categories: those...
Sensing sociality in dogs: what may make an interactive robot social?
Contributor(s):: Lakatos, G., Janiak, M., Malek, L., Muszynski, R., Konok, V., Tchon, K., Miklosi, A.
This study investigated whether dogs would engage in social interactions with an unfamiliar robot, utilize the communicative signals it provides and to examine whether the level of sociality shown by the robot affects the dogs' performance. We hypothesized that dogs would react to the...
Social support does not require attachment: any conspecific tranquilizes isolated guinea-pig pups
Contributor(s):: Tokumaru, R. S., Ades, C., Monticelli, P. F.
Guinea pig pups produce typical distress whistles when isolated. Whistles' frequency is decreased or abolished when they contact with the mother and, to a lesser degree, a sibling or even an unfamiliar female, is regained. Those non-aggressive companions were considered social support providers...
Sociality motivation and anthropomorphic thinking about pets
Contributor(s):: Paul, E. S., Moore, A., McAinsh, P., Symonds, E., McCune, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
Sociality motivation, the need to feel socially connected with others, has been proposed as an important determinant of individual variation in anthropomorphic thinking. Specifically, it has been suggested that people who are socially isolated or disconnected will tend to infer more human-like...
Socialization of puppies - a marker of their future behaviour
Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Radev, V., Varlyakov, I.
An investigation on the relationship between temperament and socialization upon the development of the behaviour of the dog was carried out. The test of Queinnek was applied on 10 puppies from the Dobermann and German Shepherd breeds. The temperament type of each puppy was determined with regard...
Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use
Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.
Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming: hybrid capitals, 'stockmanship' and Automatic Milking Systems
Contributor(s):: Butler, D., Holloway, L.
Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring dairy farming practices, what it is to be a dairy farmer, and the wider field of dairy farming. Approaching technology in this way and drawing upon the...