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  1. Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals

    Contributor(s):: Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.

  2. An investigation of the sentiments of having a dog : inspirations for the design of a toy dog

    Contributor(s):: Chui Wa Yeung

    This research is aimed to develop a toy dog that provides the pleasure feelings as having a dog, the inspirations to the manufacturers for the design of toy dogs as per the findings of factors of sentiments of having dogs has been included in the investigation. The investigation was carried out...

  3. The Effects of Facility Animals in the Courtroom on Juror Decision-Making

    Contributor(s):: Burd, Kayla

  4. Object Neophilia in Domestic Purebred Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lydia Kniowski

    Neophilia is defined as a preference for novelty. This characteristic has been described in a variety of animal species, and may have been a contributing factor in the domestication of dogs. This study tested three purebred dog breeds for neophilia with inanimate objects. Observations of...

  5. Children's concepts of the social affordances of a virtual dog and a stuffed dog

    Contributor(s):: Aguiar, Naomi R., Taylor, Marjorie

  6. Decarnivering. En analyse av Guds lam, steken og kosedyret

    Contributor(s):: Døving, Runar

  7. Cage Toys Reduce Abnormal Behavior in Individually Housed Pigtail Macaques

    Contributor(s):: Kessel, Amy L., Brent, Linda

    As part of a behavioral intervention program that identifies and treats individual nonhuman primates exhibiting abnormal behavior, five individually housed pigtail macaques (Macaca nemestrina) were provided with multiple cage toys in an effort to reduce high levels of abnormal behavior. Ten...

  8. Destructible Toys as Enrichment for Captive Chimpanzees

    Contributor(s):: Brent, Linda, Stone, Adam

    The use of destructible objects or toys as enrichment for nonhuman primates has had promising results in terms of increased use and positive behavioral effect. The purpose of this project was to determine the use and durability of a number of inexpensive, destructible toys provided one at a time...

  9. Cat, dog and house dust mite allergen levels on children's soft toys

    Contributor(s):: Wu, FuSheng, Wu, MeiWen, Ting, MingHui, Crane, J., Siebers, R.

    Objective: Children's soft toys are known to harbour house dust mite (HDM) allergens, but little is known whether they harbour cat or dog allergens. The objective of the study was to measure cat (Fel d 1), dog (Can f 1) and HDM allergens on children's soft toys. Methods: Dust was collected from...

  10. Preferences for infant facial features in pet dogs and cats

    Contributor(s):: Archer, J., Monton, S.

    A set of infant features (large forehead, large and low-lying eyes, and bulging cheeks), were described in classical ethology as social releasers, simple stimuli that evoke a stereotyped response, in this case nurturing. We assessed the attractiveness of such features in the faces of dogs or cats...

  11. The educational value of toys and pets

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, Clara Owsley

  12. How German is taught in the grades in Gary, Indiana

  13. Babes in the Woods: Wilderness Aesthetics in Children's Stories and Toys, 1830-1915

    Contributor(s):: Varga, D.

  14. Stuffed toy animals as transitional objects in an adult suicide

    Contributor(s):: Carson, Henry J., Eilers, Stanley G.

  15. Sex differences in rhesus monkey toy preferences parallel those of children

    Contributor(s):: Hassett, Janice M., Siebert, Erin R., Wallen, Kim

  16. Dolls and toy animals for hospitalized elders

    Contributor(s):: Milton, Isabel, MacPhail, Judith

  17. Toying with the world: Children, virtual pets and the value of mobility

    Contributor(s):: Ruckenstein, Minna

  18. The effect of a fixed or free toy on the growth rate and aggressive behaviour of weaned pigs and the influence of hierarchy on initial investigation of the toys

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K., Thomas, F. J., Lee, J.

    Thirty two groups (12 pigs per group; 14 groups all female, 16 groups all male, 2 groups mixed) of 4- to 5-week old Large WhitexLandracexDuroc weaners were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments (eight groups per treatment): (1) control group with no toys; (2) fixed toy only, hanging from the...

  19. Dolls and toy animals for hospitalized elders

    Contributor(s):: Milton, Isabel, MacPhail, Judith

  20. Dolls and toy animals for hospitalized elders

    Contributor(s):: Milton, Isabel, MacPhail, Judith