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

    Contributor(s):: Carstens, Michelle Santos

  2. 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

  3. 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...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Jacob, Catherine

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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

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

  13. Animals and Attachment Theory

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

  14. 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...

  15. Animal-assisted therapies are becoming more common

    | Contributor(s):: Willens, Joyce S.

  16. Attachment, social support, and perceived mental health of adult dog walkers: What does age have to do with it?

    | Contributor(s):: Netting, F. Ellen, Wilson, Cindy C., Goodie, Jeffrey L., Stephens, Mark B., Byers, Christopher G., Olsen, Cara H.

  17. General commentary: Rethinking the role of animals in human well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Oyama, Mark A., Serpell, James A.

  18. The impact of companion animals on social capital and community violence: Setting research, policy and program agendas

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil

  19. Helping owners deal with euthanasia of their pets

  20. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    | Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...