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  1. Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people? Harming animals and humans for the greater good

    Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Kahane, Guy, Everett, Jim A. C., Teperman, Elliot, Savulescu, Julian, Faber, Nadira S.

  2. Social Interaction with an "Unidentified Moving Object" Elicits A-Not-B Error in Domestic Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Anna Gergely, Anna B Compton, Ruth C Newberry, Adam Miklosi

    Mechanical “unidentified moving objects” (UMO’s) are useful for controlled investigations into features of social interaction that generate cooperativeness and positive social affiliation in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). We hypothesized that, if a UMO interacted socially...

  3. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  4. Equinoterapia en niños con autismo

    Contributor(s):: Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia

    Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...

  5. Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.

    Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the...

  6. Evidence for a synchronization of hormonal states between humans and dogs during competition

    | Contributor(s):: Buttner, Alicia Phillips, Thompson, Breanna, Strasser, Rosemary, Santo, Jonathan

  7. Pilot study investigating the role of therapy dogs in facilitating social interaction among children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk-chun, Leung, Alvin Seung-ming

  8. Robots: Pets or people?

    | Contributor(s):: Grollman, Daniel H.

  9. An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking

    | Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.

  10. Dogs (Canis familiaris) evaluate humans on the basis of direct experiences only

    | Contributor(s):: Nitzschner, Marie, Melis, Alicia P., Kaminski, Juliane, Tomasello, Michael

  11. Visually impaired people and the guide dog in France

    | Contributor(s):: Gaunet, F.

  12. Sensing sociality in dogs: what may make an interactive robot social?

    | Contributor(s):: Lakatos, G., Janiak, M., Malek, L., Muszynski, R., Konok, V., Tchon, K., Miklosi, A.

    This study investigated whether dogs would engage in social interactions with an unfamiliar robot, utilize the communicative signals it provides and to examine whether the level of sociality shown by the robot affects the dogs' performance. We hypothesized that dogs would react to the...

  13. Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (S.T.A.R.S. Inc.)

    The Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School is an organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding, canine services, and other animal-assisted activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges.

  14. The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein

    Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via the...

  15. More than a furry companion: The ripple effect of companion animals on neighborhood interactions and sense of community

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, L. J., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M. K., Bosch, D. A.

  16. The domestication of social cognition in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Hare, B., Brown, M., Williamson, C., Tomasello, M.

    Dogs are more skillful than great apes at a number of tasks in which they must read human communicative signals indicating the location of hidden food. In this study, we found that wolves who were raised by humans do not show these same skills, whereas domestic dog puppies only a few weeks old,...

  17. Behavioural comparison of human-animal (dog) and human-robot (AIBO) interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Kerepesi, A., Kubinyi, E., Jonsson, G. K., Magnusson, M. S., Miklósi, Á

  18. Dogs as catalysts for social interaction: Robustness of the effect

    | Contributor(s):: McNicholas, June, Collis, Glyn M.

  19. Species-Specific Differences and Similarities in the Behavior of Hand-Raised Dog and Wolf Pups in Social Situations with Humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Gy?ri, Borbála, Miklósi, Ádám, Virányi, Zsófia, Kubinyi, Enik?, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

    In order to reveal early species-specific differences, we observed the behavior of dog puppies (n = 11) and wolf pups (n = 13) hand raised and intensively socialized in an identical way. The pups were studied in two object-preference tests at age 3, 4, and 5 weeks. After a short isolation, we...

  20. What a dog can do: Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga