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  1. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  2. Discriminating positive and negative aspects of pet interaction: sex differences in the older population

    Contributor(s):: Miller, Deborah, Staats, Sara, Partlo, Christie

    Examined gender differences and life circumstances that discriminate older persons who get more benefits (uplifts) or more costs (hassles) from pet interaction and those who do not experience pet interaction effects. A total of 230 adults age 50-91 completed the Hassles and Uplifts Scale to...

  3. Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people

    Contributor(s):: Wells, Y., Rodi, H.

  4. Effects of pet visitations on semiambulatory nursing home residents: problems in assessment

    Contributor(s):: Wallace, Julia E., Nadermann, Sara

  5. Environmental support to assist an older adult with independent living: safety and activity accommodation in a senior's home

    Contributor(s):: Hazen, Marilyn M., McCree, Suesetta

  6. Impact of a resident dog on an institution for the elderly: effects on perceptions and social interactions

    Contributor(s):: Winkler, Anne, Fairnie, Helen, Gericevich, Frank, Long, Michelle

  7. Influence of the Eden Alternative on the functional status of nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Hinman, Martha R., Heyl, Deborah M.

    The Eden Alternative™ was initiated to reduce feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness among nursing home residents through interactions with plants, animals, and children in their environment. This study assessed the effects of the Eden Alternative on residents' physical,...

  8. Pet partners: teaming up for therapy and enjoyment

    | Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda L.

  9. Plush animals and the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Francis, Gloria, Munjas, Barbara

  10. Relationships in later life

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Sheila J., Atchley, Robert C.

  11. Review of the roles of pet animals in psychotherapy and with the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Brickel, C. M.

  12. Role of Pet Dogs in Casual Conversations of Elderly Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, John, Hart, Lynette A., Boltz, Ronald P.

  13. The visits

    | Contributor(s):: Savishinsky, Joel S.

  14. Value of pets in geriatric practice: a program example

    | Contributor(s):: Ebenstein, Helene, Wortham, Jennifer

  15. Companion animals and personality: a study of preference

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Levinson, James L. Dupree (adviser)

    This study explored Extraversion personality differences among people who prefer dogs, people who prefer cats, people who prefer both, and people who prefer neither. Participants were 120 students from the Psychology Department Participation Pool at Humboldt State University. Personality was...

  16. Pet ownership and human well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Gerstman, B. B.

  17. The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein

    Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via the...

  18. Broken bond: An exploration of human factors associated with companion animal loss during Hurricane Katrina

    | Contributor(s):: Zottarelli, Lisa K.

  19. Creating social connection through inferential reproduction: Loneliness and perceived agency in gadgets, gods, and greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Epley, Nicholas, Akalis, Scott, Waytz, Adam, Cacioppo, John T.

  20. Do humans have two systems to track beliefs and belief-like states?

    | Contributor(s):: Apperly, Ian A., Butterfill, Stephen A.