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  1. Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A. R. Udell

    Although it is widely accepted that dogs and humans form attachment relationships, characterizing attachment styles in dogs has only recently received attention in the literature. Previous research has shown that pet dogs display patterns of behavior in an attachment test that can be classified...

  2. Adult separation anxiety disorder: The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Dowsett, Elisha, Delfabbro, Paul, Chur-Hansen, Anna

  3. Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance Influence Pet Choice and Pet-directed Behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Green, Jeffrey D., Coy, Anthony E., Mathews, Maureen A.

    Attachment theory is a useful lens through which to examine both perceptions and selection of companion animals. Study 1 compared perceptions of dogs and cats, and found that dogs were perceived as having more positive relationship qualities and secure attachment-related characteristics, whereas...

  4. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

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

    | Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena

  6. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  7. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen

  8. Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)

    | Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique Udell

    Previous research suggested that 16-week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test. We show...

  9. “My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.

  10. Review of Attachment to pets: An integrative view of human-animal relationships with implications for therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette

  11. Dog Owners Lived Experiences with Distress Following Human Rejection: An Attachment Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Shmyr, Linda Marie

  12. Personality characteristics and self-esteem in pet owners and non-owners

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Suzanne B., Rule, Warren R.

  13. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    | Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  14. Do animals grieve?

    | Contributor(s):: Carson, Ute

    Provides literary examples of animals' capabilities of recognition, attachment, and bonding to people and to each other, and their ability to recognize danger and impending death. The author also provides examples of animals who mourned a loss to the point of relinquishing their own lives....

  15. 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...

  16. People and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Noonan, Ellen

    This paper, arising out of the personal experience of the author and her colleagues and friends, explores the significance of pets to their owners. Drawing on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, ethology, veterinarians and literature, she suggests that pets may be attachment figures,...

  17. People and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Noonan, Ellen

    This paper, arising out of the personal experience of the author and her colleagues and friends, explores the significance of pets to their owners. Drawing on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, ethology, veterinarians and literature, she suggests that pets may be attachment figures,...

  18. 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...

  19. Pets as safe havens and secure bases: The moderating role of pet attachment orientations

    | Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, Sigal, Mikulincer, Mario, Shaver, Phillip R.

  20. Pet‐related consumption as a consumer identity constructor

    | Contributor(s):: Jyrinki, Henna