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  1. For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children

    Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee

    Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...

  2. Animals in the lives of children

    Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F., Fine, Aubrey H.

  3. Gina Hansen

  4. The evolution of beasts and babies: Recapitulation, instinct, and the early discourse on child development

    | Contributor(s):: Noon, David Hoogland

  5. Promotion of empathy and prosocial behaviour in children through humane education

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, Kelly L., Gullone, Eleonora

    While the importance of normative levels of empathy and prosocial behaviour is becoming increasingly recognised, it has been suggested that modern western industrialised society is not conducive to the promotion of empathy development in children. Related to this, it has been proposed that one...

  6. The significance of human–animal relationships as modulators of trauma effects in children: A developmental neurobiological perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Yorke, Jan

    Emotional stress and trauma impacts the neurobiology of children. They are especially vulnerable given the developmental plasticity of the brain. The neural synaptic circular processes between the anterior cingulated cortex, prefrontal cortex, amygdala and the hypothalamus are altered. Trauma...

  7. Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet

    | Contributor(s):: Lupton, David

  8. Attitudes Toward Animals: Age-Related Development Among Children

    | Contributor(s):: S.R. Kellert

    This paper reviews the results of a study of 267 children in the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grades. A battery of tests was used to examine children's knowledge and attitudes towards animals, and behavioral contacts with animals. A typology of basic attitudes towards animals and appropriate...

  9. New England Pet Partners, Inc.

    New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.

  10. Equine-assisted therapy for primary school children with physical disabilities : a psychosocial view

    | Contributor(s):: Helfer, Avril

  11. Can we have one? : a parent's guide to raising kids with cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Buzhardt, Lynn F., Steib, Sue D.

  12. The Effects of Animals on Children's Development of Perspective-Taking Abilities

    | Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)

    Although attention to the effects of child-animal interactions on children's development has increased in the last three decades, developmental psychology has not attended to the importance of the effects of animals on children's development. There is a need to consider the possible impacts of...

  13. Children who are cruel to animals: a follow-up study

    | Contributor(s):: Rigdon, J. D., Tapia, F.

  14. Pet loss in death-related literature for children

    | Contributor(s):: Charles, A. Corr

  15. The Ambiguous Terrain of Petkeeping in Children's Realistic Animal Stories

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Kathleen R.

  16. How animals affect us : examining the influence of human-animal interaction on child development and human health

    | Contributor(s):: McCardle, Peggy D.

  17. Pets & me : a thematic learning experience built on the relationship between people and animals : pre-K through grade 5

    | Contributor(s):: Antonelli, Madeline, Sokoloff, Harris J.

  18. The extraordinary spirit of Green Chimneys : connecting children and animals to create hope

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, Samuel B.

  19. The significance of children and animals: social development and our connections to other species

    | Contributor(s):: Myers, Gene

  20. Why the wild things are: animals in the lives of children

    | Contributor(s):: Melson, L. Gail