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  1. A consideration of the role of biology and test design as confounding factors in judgement bias tests

    Contributor(s):: Whittaker, Alexandra L., Barker, Timothy H.

    The assessment of positive emotional states in animals has been advanced considerably through the use of judgement bias testing. JBT methods have now been reported in a range of species. Generally, these tests show good validity as ascertained through use of corroborating methods of affective...

  2. Does Human–Animal Similarity Lower the Need to Affirm Humans’ Superiority Relative to Animals? A Social Psychological Viewpoint

    Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Greenaway, Katharine H., Bastian, Brock

    This research integrates different social psychological theories to test whether human–animal similarity promotes affiliation with animals and lowers the need to affirm humans’ superiority relative to animals. On the basis of theories of intergroup relations, terror management theory, and work...

  3. Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy

    Contributor(s):: Carol Fuller, Daisy Powell, Simon Fox

    In this paper we explore the role of outdoor residential experiences on the sense of efficacy and examination attainment of a group of under achieving students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The article reports on a three year project which focuses on two groups of Year 9 (age 14) to...

  4. 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...

  5. Commodifying Fido: pets as status symbols

    Contributor(s):: April Plemons

    How are pets being used as status symbols to display social position and wealth? This paper seeks to theoretically examine pet owners and their use of animals to convey a message of social status, position and wealth. This will be done through an application of theoretical constructs by Veblen,...

  6. Harvest demographics of temperate-breeding Canada geese in South Dakota, 1967-1995

    Contributor(s):: Gleason, Jeffrey S., Jenks, Jonathan A., Naugle, David E., Mammenga, Paul W., Vaa, Spencer J., Pritchett, Jennifer M.

  7. Discourse First, Cages Second: A New Locus for Animal Liberation

    Contributor(s):: Donaldson, Brianne

  8. Commentary: Interests and Equal Moral Status

    Contributor(s):: Squadrito, Kathy

  9. The Distinction between Equality in Moral Status and Deserving Equal Consideration

    Contributor(s):: DeGrazia, David

  10. Citizen attitudes to farm animals in Finland: a population-based study

    Contributor(s):: Kupsala, S., Vinnari, M., Jokinen, P., Rasanen, P.

    Citizen attitudes and opinions form an important driving force for improvements in the ethical status of farm animals in society. Hence, it is important to understand how attitudes to farm animals vary in society and what factors, mechanisms and social processes influence the development of these...

  11. The Potentiality Problem

    Contributor(s):: Harman, Elizabeth

  12. Pet Birds. Cages and Practices of Domestication in Eighteenth-Century Paris

    Contributor(s):: Breittruck, Julia

  13. Hunting Rituals In A Rural Community

    Contributor(s):: Marks, Stuart A.

  14. Pets, Status, and Slavery in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake

    Contributor(s):: Meacham, Sarah Hand

  15. A Comparative Study of Horse Ownership in Ohio with Emphasis on the Horse as an Item of Production and Conspicuous Consumption

    Contributor(s):: Bauer, Garlena Ann

  16. For centuries preposterous pets--leashed lobsters to jeweled eels--have bestowed status on owners

    Contributor(s):: Muller, Peter

  17. Hunde in Universitätsstädten 18. bis Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts.

    Contributor(s):: Auerbach, Inge

  18. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  19. On social aspects of the usage of guide dogs and long canes

    Contributor(s):: Deshen, Shlomo, Deshen, Hilda

  20. Commentary on exploring the dark side of pet ownership: Status- and control-based pet consumption--A reinterpretation of the data

    Contributor(s):: Ahuvia, Aaron