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  1. Slow Blink Eye Closure in Shelter Cats is Related to Quicker Adoption

    Contributor(s):: Humphrey, T., Stringer, F., Proops, L., McComb, K.

  2. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

    Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.

  3. Measuring the Social, Behavioral, and Academic Effects of Classroom Pets on Third and Fourth-Grade Students

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    Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Rachel Garthe, Cynthia Hellman, Marguerite O'Haire

    Limited research has documented the benefits of animals for children's learning and development, with a growing number of elementary school teachers incorporating pets into their classrooms. This study assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the presence of small, resident...

  4. Bridging the Gap between Personality-Social Psychology and Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    Contributor(s):: Anthony E. Coy, Christopher J. Holden

    Personality and social psychology are two of the broadest subfields within psychology. Social psychology extends into areas such as perception and cognition while providing more unique contributions in specific domains such as close relationships and aggression. Personality cuts across all areas...

  5. Psychophysiological effects of human-dog interaction in university students exposed to a stress-induced situation using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST).

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    Contributor(s):: Rafael Martos-Montes, David OrdÛÒez-PÈrez, Jes˙s Ruiz-Maatallah, Miriam MartÌnez-Cobos

    Enjoying the company of a good-natured dog can lend support to a person in a stressful situation. This presence brings benefits across different areas of human well-being and leads to a decrease in levels of sympathetic activation and subjective distress which are triggered in social anxiety...

  6. Multicultural Considerations in AAI

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    Contributor(s):: Georgitta Valiyamattam, Mariko Yamamoto, Leticia Fanucchi, Feiran Wang

    Attitudes towards non-human animals and the conceptualization of the human-animal bond varies across cultures and population groups, thereby making it a crucial consideration in the field of animal-assisted intervention (AAI). The growing expansion of AAI practice to multicultural populations...

  7. The State of Assessment in Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    Contributor(s):: Kerri E. Rodriguez, NoÈmie A. GuÈrin, Robin L. Gabriels, James A. Serpell, Pamela J. Schreiner, Marguerite E. O'Haire

    There is a growing body of research in human-animal interaction (HAI), but the field is often criticized for its lack of methodological rigor and heterogeneous outcome assessment. In addition, there is a scarcity of valid and reliable assessment tools specific to measuring constructs directly...

  8. The Background to Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research

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    Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, Sandra Barker, Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Rebecca Johnson

    Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), and specifically what is called the human-animal bond, has a long history. The long-standing social implications of our association with animals continue as well as an ever-increasing utilization of animals to help mitigate the impact of disabilities. In the last...

  9. Guide to Human-Animal Interaction Education

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    Contributor(s):: Phyllis Erdman, Megan. R. LaFollette, Netzin G. Steklis, H. Dieter Steklis, Monique Germone, Lori R. Kogan

    Pursuing a career in human-animal interaction (HAI) may feel daunting, as this field is quickly growing and changing, and offers a wide array of career possibilities with pathways and educational programs. Yet, it is this broad scope of possibilities that can make navigating the field...

  10. Overview of Centers and Institutes for Human-Animal Interaction in the United States

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    Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Jessica Bibbo, Christy L. Hoffman, Megan K. Mueller, Zenithson Y. Ng, Virginia A. Buechner-Maxwell

    Academic centers and institutes represent critical hubs for the advancement of areas of scholarly and societal interest. We conducted a survey of 16 academic centers and institutes for human-animal interaction (HAI) in the United States to systematically document the current state of academic...

  11. Human-Animal Interaction Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes: A Decade of Progress

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    Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Alan M. Beck

    The field of human-animal interaction (HAI) represents the interdisciplinary study of the effects and mechanisms of the interrelationships between humans and animals. These relationships date back centuries, yet have only recently been the focus of scholastic study. The academic focus of HAI...

  12. Experimental trial demonstrates effects of animal-assisted stress prevention program on college students' positive and negative emotion

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    Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Stephanie M. Roeter, Jaymie L. Vandagriff

    In response to the growing prevalence of mental health issues among college students, campuses across the nation are implementing animal-assisted stress reduction programs, despite a clear lack of evidence supporting their efficacy. Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine...

  13. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Traditional Psychosocial and Canine-Assisted Interventions for Children with ADHD

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    Contributor(s):: Sabrina E.B. Schuck, Natasha A. Emmerson, Maryam M. Abdullah, Aubrey H. Fine, Annamarie Stehli, Kimberley D. Lakes

    This study provides findings on the final main outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of psychosocial intervention with and without canine assisted intervention (CAI) for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Eighty-eight children, ages 7-9 with ADHD, combined...

  14. Human-Animal Interaction and Metaphor in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Empirical Support for the EAGALA Model

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    Contributor(s):: Angela K. Fournier, Elizabeth A. Letson, Thomas D. Berry, Emma Leigh Pasiuk

    Research was conducted on equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning (EAP), aimed at identifying and examining process variables. A total of 112 men and women participated in a correlational study, permitting the use of self-report data from EAP sessions within the model of the Equine-Assisted...

  15. Examining the impact of a brief human-canine interaction on stress and attention

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    Contributor(s):: Jonathan B. Banks, Caitlin McCoy, Courtney Trzcinski

    The interaction between humans and canines has been linked to a variety of benefits including reductions in ADHD symptoms in children, depression symptoms in nursing home patients, and PTSD symptoms in veterans returning from war. Although the inclusion of therapy dogs on college campuses has...

  16. "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...

  17. Treating Pets Well: The Role of Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance

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    Contributor(s):: Anthony E. Coy, Jeffrey D. Green

    Although the benefits of human-animal interactions (especially pets and companion animals) for humans are becoming increasingly well-known and implemented, less work has been done examining how such interactions affect the animal. Understanding the owner-animal dynamic is more important than ever...

  18. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Orange Beach, AL, February 26-March 1, 2017

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  19. Do the Calls of a Bird, the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala), Need Adjustment for Efficient Communication in Urban Anthropogenic Noise?

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    | Contributor(s):: Hélène Lowry, Alan Lill, Bob B. M. Wong

    Urban environments are characteristically noisy and this can pose a challenge for animals that communicate acoustically. Although evidence suggests that some birds can make acoustic adjustments that preclude masking of their signals in high-disturbance environments such as cities, studies to...

  20. Interaction and Emotional Connection with Pets: A Descriptive Analysis from Puerto Rico

    | Contributor(s):: Aragunde-Kohl, U., Gómez-Galán, J., Lázaro-Pérez, C., Martínez-López, JÁ