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  1. More than a furry companion: The ripple effect of companion animals on neighborhood interactions and sense of community

    Contributor(s):: Wood, L. J., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M. K., Bosch, D. A.

  2. Speaking to and for Animals in a Veterinary Clinic: A Practice for Managing Interpersonal Interaction

    Contributor(s):: Roberts, Felicia

  3. The domestication of social cognition in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Hare, B., Brown, M., Williamson, C., Tomasello, M.

    Dogs are more skillful than great apes at a number of tasks in which they must read human communicative signals indicating the location of hidden food. In this study, we found that wolves who were raised by humans do not show these same skills, whereas domestic dog puppies only a few weeks old,...

  4. The pet connection: pets as a conduit for social capital?

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, L., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M.

    There is growing interest across a range of disciplines in the relationship between pets and health, with a range of therapeutic, physiological, psychological and psychosocial benefits now documented. While much of the literature has focused on the individual benefits of pet ownership, this study...

  5. On the utilization of social animals as a model for social robotics

    | Contributor(s):: Ádám Miklósi, Márta Gácsi

    Social robotics is a thriving field in building artificial agents. The possibility to construct agents that can engage in meaningful social interaction with humans presents new challenges for engineers. In general, social robotics has been inspired primarily by psychologists with the aim of...

  6. Allocating time to people and pets: Correlates with income and well-being in a midwest community sample

    | Contributor(s):: Staats, Sara, Horner, Karen

  7. Health benefits of pets for families

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, Erika, Thomas, Sue A.

  8. Social action and interaction I: A descriptive instrument

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, Roger G., Wright, Herbert F.

  9. Social context influences the vocalizations of a home-raised African Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)

    | Contributor(s):: Colbert-White, Erin N., Covington, Michael A., Fragaszy, Dorothy M.

  10. Behavioural comparison of human-animal (dog) and human-robot (AIBO) interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Kerepesi, A., Kubinyi, E., Jonsson, G. K., Magnusson, M. S., Miklósi, Á

  11. Different social motives in the gestural communication of chimpanzees and human children

    | Contributor(s):: Bullinger, Anke F., Zimmermann, Felizitas, Kaminski, Juliane, Tomasello, Michael

  12. Do African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) know what a human experimenter does and does not see?

    | Contributor(s):: Péron, F., Chardard, C., Nagle, L., Bovet, D.

  13. Dogs as catalysts for social interaction: Robustness of the effect

    | Contributor(s):: McNicholas, June, Collis, Glyn M.

  14. Imaginary companions of preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Gleason, Tracy R., Sebanc, Anne M., Hartup, Willard W.

  15. Neuroevolutionary sources of laughter and social joy: Modeling primal human laughter in laboratory rats

    | Contributor(s):: Panksepp, Jaak

  16. Older people: The effect of activities on their social interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Riggs, Anne, Mott, Sarah

  17. Species-Specific Differences and Similarities in the Behavior of Hand-Raised Dog and Wolf Pups in Social Situations with Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Gy?ri, Borbála, Miklósi, Ádám, Virányi, Zsófia, Kubinyi, Enik?, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

    In order to reveal early species-specific differences, we observed the behavior of dog puppies (n = 11) and wolf pups (n = 13) hand raised and intensively socialized in an identical way. The pups were studied in two object-preference tests at age 3, 4, and 5 weeks. After a short isolation, we...

  18. The role of zoos in fostering environmental identity

    | Contributor(s):: Clayton, Susan, Fraser, John, Burgess, Claire

  19. What a dog can do: Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga

  20. Individual differences in behaviour and in adrenocortical activity in beef-suckler cows

    | Contributor(s):: Mulleder, C., Palme, R., Menke, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The aims of this study were to investigate the existence of individual behavioural strategies in beef-suckler cows in a stable herd, whether these strategies are related to basic activities and to adrenocortical activity, and whether they are consistent in a situation of social competition....