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  1. Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals

    Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.

    Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...

  2. The effects of interacting with a computer-simulated virtual pet dog on children's empathy and humane attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng

    Research has shown that children’s caring for, or owning, a real pet animal is associated with higher levels of empathy and more positive attitudes toward the humane treatment of animals. However, studies that have examined whether a virtual pet animal would have similar associations are...