Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners
| Contributor(s):: Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.
To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...
Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?
| Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds
| Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul
Pastoral concern in relation to the psychological stress caused by the death of an animal companion
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Kenneth
The place that animals occupy in relation to humans is considered, noting the close relationship and emotional attachment which exists between humans and their pet/animal companions. The psychological stress, bereavement, and grief experienced upon the death of an animal companion with whom an...
The elderly's adjustment to the loss of a companion animal: People–pet dependency
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, Cyrus S., Thrush, John C., Paulus, George S., Hafner, Patrick
A survey of 220 elderly persons, aged 55+ yrs, showed that pet ownership varied inversely with age, the size of Ss' friendship networks, and the number and perceived importance of social contacts. Pet owners as well as nonowners tended to characterize the relationship between the elderly and...
Emotional relationships: Types, challenges and physical/mental health impacts
| Contributor(s):: Mohiyeddini, Changiz
Assessment of dog-human attachment using Ainsworth's Strange Situation test
| Contributor(s):: Seman, M., Kottferova, J., Jakuba, T., Haladova, E., Fejsakova, M., Matos, R.
A human psychological test of Ainsworth's Strange Situation (ASS) was used to investigate the state of emotional attachment in dog-human relationship. Ten adult dog-owner pairs were observed in an unfamiliar test room, introduced to a human stranger and subjected to 8 short episodes. The dogs...
Attachment, emotion regulation, and social support: Adjustment to the death of a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: King, Loren C.
Autistic children in pony therapy: Evaluation scales and psychological and ethological approaches concerning relational, emotional and communication fields
| Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin
Defenseless against art? Impact of reading fiction on emotion in avoidantly attached individuals
| Contributor(s):: Djikic, Maja, Oatley, Keith, Zoeterman, Sara, Peterson, Jordan B.
Initiation and maintenance of the human
| Contributor(s):: Brickel, Clark M.
Issues in defining and assessing features of attachment figures: Reply to Kobak (2009)
| Contributor(s):: Kurdek, Lawrence A.
'I love this dog'
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, Astrid, Wurhofer, Daniela, Tscheligi, Manfred
Commentary: Pets--pleasures and problems
| Contributor(s):: Mayon-White, Richard
An attachment perspective on human-pet relationships: Conceptualization and assessment of pet attachment orientations
| Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.
In a series of studies we used attachment theory as a framework to examine human–pet relationships. We proposed that, as in interpersonal relationships, people differ in their degree of anxious or avoidant attachment to their pets, and that these individual differences influence...
Enfants autistes en therapie avec le poney: Echelles de'evaluation et approaches clinique et ethologique concernant les domaines relationnels, emotionnels et la communication
The author presents clinical research data, concerning bodily and psychological infraverbal interactions involved in the contact between autistic children and ponies. The aim is to collect descriptive and clinical data about what is happening between child and animal, in order to analyze...
Initiation and maintenance of the human-animal bond: Familial roles from a learning perspective
Active open learner models as animal companions: Motivating children to learn through interacting with My-Pet and Our-Pet
| Contributor(s):: Chen, Zhi-Hong, Chou, Chih-Yueh, Deng, Yi-Chan, Chan, Tak-Wai
A comparison of the grief reaction of children and adults: Focusing on pet loss and bereavement
| Contributor(s):: Jarolmen, JoAnn