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  1. Understanding and quantifying the roles of perceived social support, pet attachment, and adult attachment in adult pet owners' sense of well-being

    Contributor(s):: Langston, Stephanie Cecile

    Researchers have extolled the benefits of pet ownership. Most of the studies which have been published lack a theoretical lens through which to conceptualize the human-animal bond. Attachment theory offers a framework for understanding the connection between humans and pets. This study applied...

  2. The child-pet relationship: Elements of social support and behavioral interaction

    Contributor(s):: Banks Tabern, Karen M.

  3. Human-directed empathy and childhood history of pet ownership and attachment

    Contributor(s):: Silberstein, Lauren K.

  4. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  5. Registrations of Assistance Dogs in California for Identification Tags: 1999-2012

    Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko Y., Lopez, Mayllynne T., States of, America

  6. Canine comfort: Pet affinity buffers the negative impact of ambivalence over emotional expression on perceived social support

    Contributor(s):: Bryan, Jennifer L., Quist, Michelle C., Young, Chelsie M., Steers, Mai-Ly N., Foster, Dawn W., Lu, Qian

    This study evaluated pet affinity as a buffer between ambivalence over emotional expression (AEE) and social support. AEE occurs when one desires to express emotions but is reluctant to do so and is related to negative psychological outcomes. Individuals high in AEE may have difficulty receiving...

  7. Healing paws: animals in the work-place assisting with stress management

    Contributor(s):: Carstens, Michelle Santos

  8. The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends

    Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert

  9. The Pet Factor - Companion Animals as a Conduit for Getting to Know People, Friendship Formation and Social Support

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Wood, Karen Martin, Hayley Christian, Andrea Nathan, Claire Lauritsen, Steve Houghton, Ichiro Kawachi, Sandra McCune

    Background While companion animals have been previously identified as a direct source of companionship and support to their owners, their role as a catalyst for friendship formation or social support networks among humans has received little attention. This study investigated the indirect...

  10. Benefits of animal-assisted interventions to young offenders.

    | Contributor(s):: Jacob, Catherine

  11. Effects of social support by a dog on stress modulation in male children with insecure attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, A., Julius, H., Turner, D., Kotrschal, K.

  12. Furry and Feathered Family Members--A Critical Review of Their Role in Palliative Care

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., Zambrano, S. C., Crawford, G. B.

  13. 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.

  14. Communicating social support to grieving clients: The veterinarians' view

    | Contributor(s):: Pilgram, Mary D.

    This exploratory study examines veterinarians’ perceptions of how they offer social support to grieving clients. Because many clients cannot find the social support they would like from other sources when grieving the death of a pet, the role of the vet in offering support becomes increasingly...

  15. Role of attachment in response to pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Field, N. P., Orsini, L., Gavish, R., Packman, W.

    This study examined the impact of attachment on grief severity following the death of a pet. Seventy-one participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year completed a set of measures that included an attachment measure assessing individual differences in attachment anxiety and...

  16. Effects of social support by a dog on stress modulation in male children with insecure attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Henri Julius, Dennis Turner, Kurt Kotrschal

  17. The perception of available social support is related to reduced cardiovascular reactivity in Phase II cardiac rehabilitation patients

    | Contributor(s):: Craig, F. W., Lynch, J. J., Quartner, J. L.

  18. Trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, female survivors of Hurricane Katrina

    | Contributor(s):: Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E.

  19. Animals and Attachment Theory

    | Contributor(s):: Rockett, B., Carr, S.

  20. The biology of the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck

    Our relationship with domestic animals is rooted in evolutionary, psychological, and physiological processes. There are significant health benefits for people associated with their interaction with animals. There are significant health benefits for animals associated with their interaction with...