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  1. Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Celozzi, Stefania, Battini, Monica, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Mattiello, Silvana

    There is consensus that the quality of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is relevant to guarantee appropriate levels of animal welfare. Given the impact that HAR may have on both goats and human beings, the aim of the present review is to elucidate: (1) how humans and goats communicate;...

  2. Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures

    | Contributor(s):: Syropoulos, Stylianos, Lifshin, Uri, Greenberg, Jeff, Horner, Dylan E., Leidner, Bernhard

  3. Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo

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    | Contributor(s):: Dürnberger, Christian, Springer, Svenja

    Online dating applications offer new ways for people to search for social contacts. While previous studies have indicated that the inclusion of animals in profiles can increase users’ dating success rates, the question of how many users display animals, and what kinds of animals are shown...

  4. Perceived Similarity of the Self to Animals, Creativity, and Anxiety-: A Terror Management Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Syropoulos, S., Leidner, B., Helm, P. J., Sullivan, D., Horner, D., Mikulincer, M.

  5. Re-Evaluating Captive Chimpanzee "Dominance": Dominance Hierarchy and Chimpanzee-Caregiver Relationships at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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    | Contributor(s):: Jake Alan Funkhouser

    This thesis is composed of two journal-ready articles and an accompanying appendix with additional data and interpretation. Overall, this thesis describes and statistically analyzes dominance relationships in two nonhuman primate groups with novel methods, possible correlations between...

  6. Can a dog be jealous?

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    | Contributor(s):: Yaoguang Jiang, Annamarie W. Huttunen, Michael L. Platt

    Whether humans alone experience complex emotions like jealousy or envy remains hotly debated, partly because of the difficulty of measuring them without a verbal report. Cook, Berns and colleagues use functional brain imaging to identify in dogs neural responses very similar to those evoked by...

  7. Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Scollen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...

  8. If the World Was Ending: Companion Animals and Their Guardians in COVID-19 Times

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    | Contributor(s):: Yahaira Segarra-González, Liza M. Meléndez-Samó

    This research aimed to quantitatively explore various elements related to people living with companion animals during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown in Puerto Rico. Among the variables studied are guardians’ gender, age, animal species, time spent per day with the companion animal,...

  9. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  10. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  11. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    | Contributor(s):: Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  12. Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants

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    | Contributor(s):: Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.

    Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...

  13. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  14. Exploring the Relationship between Socio-Demographic Background and Empathy toward Nonhuman Animals in Working Horse Caretakers

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, Daniela, Vásquez, Rodrigo A., Tadich, Tamara

  15. Impacts of Cartoon Animals on Human–Alloanimal Relations

    | Contributor(s):: Dydynski, Jason Mario, Mäekivi, Nelly

  16. Let ‘er Buck: Gender and Animal History in Twentieth-Century American Rodeo

    | Contributor(s):: Whitehead, Frank

  17. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

    | Contributor(s):: Wellman, Hannah P.

  18. Transformations of Animal Materials in Early Greece

    | Contributor(s):: DiBattista, Adam

  19. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

    | Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.

  20. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel