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  1. One of the family? Measuring young adolescents' relationships with pets and siblings

    Contributor(s):: Matthew T Cassels, Naomi White, Nancy Gee, Claire Hughes

    Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. This is partly due to a lack of tools for measuring child-pet relationships. The first aim of the present study (involving 77 12-year-olds) was to evaluate a pet adaptation of an...

  2. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    Contributor(s):: Alexis C. N. Reddig

  3. Effects of equine assisted activity on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Briana Ciampi, Jeffrey Roy

    Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of disorders which are characterized as having impaired communication skills, social skills and repetitive behaviors or body movements.1,2 Since every individual with ASD presents with different challenges, treatment...

  4. Pet loss and continuing bonds in children and adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Schmidt, Paige E. Naylor, Diana Cohen, Rowena Gomez, James A. Moses Jr, Max Rappoport, Wendy Packman

    There is little research available regarding the impact of pet loss on children. In the current mixed-methods study, we explored the different ways that children use continuing bonds (CB) to cope following the death of a pet. We studied 32 children (5–18 years) and their parents....

  5. Adapting the traditional guide dog model to enable vision-impaired adolescents to thrive

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

    People with vision impairments face physical, psychological, and social challenges, potentially preventing them from thriving–defined as growing and flourishing especially in the face of adversity. Guide dogs relieve some of these challenges for vision-impaired adults. However, due to...

  6. Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.

    Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...

  7. Companion Animal Relationships and Adolescent Loneliness during COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Richer, A. M., Callina, K. S., Charmaraman, L.

    The pandemic associated with the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented historical event with the potential to significantly impact adolescent loneliness. This study aimed to explore the role of companion animals and attachment to pets in the context of the pandemic....

  8. Visitors' perceptions of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) welfare: Observation plays a larger role than a brief informative talk

    | Contributor(s):: Chiapero, F., Ferrari, R. H., Guglielmetti, A., García Capocasa, M. C., Busso, J. M.

  9. The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena

  10. Complementary horse-assisted therapy for substance use disorders: a randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Gatti, Francesca, Walderhaug, Espen, Kern-Godal, Ann, Lysell, Jeanette, Arnevik, Espen Ajo

  11. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  12. The Impact of a 20-Minute Animal-Assisted Activity Session on the Physiological and Emotional States in Patients With Fibromyalgia

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, S., Martin, F., McGowan, R. T. S., Smidt, J., Anderson, R., Wang, L., Turpin, T., Langenfeld-McCoy, N., Bauer, B., Mohabbat, A. B.

  13. Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories

    | Contributor(s):: Capparelli, A. L., Miller, Q. C., Wright, D. B., London, K.

    2020Psychol Rep1231159-1780033-294110.1177/0033294119851803engDepartment of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.Adler Graduate School of Education, Redwood City, CA, USA.text

  14. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

    | Contributor(s):: Joosten, P., Van Cleven, A., Sarrazin, S., Paepe, D., De Sutter, A., Dewulf, J.

  15. Engaging Adolescents: Animal Assisted Therapy for Adolescents with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Kate C. Trujillo, Greg T. Kuo, Madelyne L. Hull, Amanda E. Ingram, Christian C. Thurstone

  16. Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Miyake, K., Kito, K., Kotemori, A., Sasaki, K., Yamamoto, J., Otagiri, Y., Nagasawa, M., Kuze-Arata, S., Mogi, K., Kikusui, T., Ishihara, J.

  17. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.

  18. Teenage dogs? Evidence for adolescent-phase conflict behaviour and an association between attachment to humans and pubertal timing in the domestic dog

    | Contributor(s):: Asher, L., England, G. C. W., Sommerville, R., Harvey, N. D.

  19. Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?

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    | Contributor(s):: Sally E. Thigpen, Stephanie K. Ellis, Rebecca G. Smith

    Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...

  20. Associations Between Pet Ownership, Posttraumatic Growth, and Stress Symptoms in Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney, Walenski-Geml, Aundreah, Taku, Kanako

    Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) is the positive changes a person may experience due to the struggle with a highly stressful life event. One of the predictors of PTG is social support, and support from various sources have been shown to help foster growth. Pets have also been shown to provide feelings...