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  1. Psychometric Evaluation of the Comfort from Companion Animals Scale in a Sexual and Gender Minority Sample

    Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, Camie A., Pittman, Sarah K., Murphy, Jennifer L., Matijczak, Angela, McDonald, Shelby E.

  2. Handlers' Expectations and Perceived Compatibility regarding the Partnership with Their First Guide Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Budge, C., Stafford, K.

    The main function of a guide dog is as a mobility aid, but they can also fulfill psychosocial roles as companions, social facilitators, and objects/providers of affection. This study examined the outcome of 50 peoples' (handlers) partnerships with their first guide dog. Overall compatibility...

  3. The Human-Animal Bond and Attachment in Animal-Assisted Interventions in Counseling

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    | Contributor(s):: Ariann E. Robino

    Mental health practitioners who incorporate animal-assisted interventions into clinical practice harness the human-animal bond for therapeutic benefit. According to the Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies, practitioners have a duty to understand the complex relational processes...

  4. The Veteran-Canine Bond: Implications and Experiences with Using Animals to Alleviate Psychological Distress

    | Contributor(s):: Chace, Tara

  5. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia Wu

  6. Prison Animal Training Programs: Attachment Theory as an Explanation for Changes in Inmate Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Sue D. Weaver

  7. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina

  8. "Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray

    Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...

  9. The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.

  10. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    | Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport

  11. Enactive Anthrozoology: toward an integrative theoretical model for understanding the therapeutic relationships between humans and animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Theo Verheggen, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers, Jannes Eshuis

    Anthrozoology continues to advance forward in research and in professionalization of animal assisted interventions. What the discipline is still lacking, however, is a unified theoretical framework "explaining how and why relationships between humans and animals are potentially...

  12. An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena

  13. Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  14. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul

  15. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, E., DeAraugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

  16. Stress reduction and attachment in military veterans: Benefits of the veteran-canine bond

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw-Scott, Tammy K.

  17. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...

  18. 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...

  19. The lived experiences of the effects of companion animal ownership on adaptation to conjugal grief: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Gabel, Mark F.

  20. Man's clearest mirror: Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way

    | Contributor(s):: Bartone, Anne S.