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
From Human Wellbeing to an Ecocentric Perspective: How Nature-Connectedness Can Extend the Benefits of Marine Wildlife Experiences
Contributor(s):: Yerbury, Rachel, Weiler, Betty
Contact with nature and experiences with nonhuman animals have been shown to contribute to nature connection and human wellbeing, both of which are innate needs according to the biophilia hypothesis. This study explores what marine mammal encounters mean to people and how they affect connection...
New Zealand Pet Owners’ Demographic Characteristics, Personality, and Health and Wellbeing: More Than Just a Fluff Piece
Contributor(s):: Fraser, Gloria, Huang, Yanshu, Robinson, Kealagh, Wilson, Marc S., Bulbulia, Joseph, Sibley, Chris G.
Although the relationship between pet ownership and health and wellbeing has received considerable attention in popular media, research on the topic shows inconsistent findings. We addressed the methodological weaknesses of previous studies by using data from a national probability survey (the...
Pet Ownership Patterns and Successful Aging Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R., Simonsick, E. M., Studenski, S., Resnick, B., Barr, E., Kitner-Triolo, M., Hackney, A.
A Scoping Review of the Health and Social Benefits of Dog Ownership for People Who Have Chronic Pain
Contributor(s):: Carr, Eloise C. J., Norris, Jill M., Hayden, K. Alix, Pater, Rianne, Wallace, Jean E.
Chronic pain is a significant cause of morbidity and disability globally. One potential strategy for the self-management of chronic pain is interacting with companion animals; more specifically, dogs. While studies of dog ownership suggest social, psychological, and health benefits to humans, the...
The Beginning, the End, and All the Happiness in Between: Pet Owners’ Wellbeing from Pet Acquisition to Death
Contributor(s):: Brkljačić, Tihana, Sučić, Ines, Lučić, Lana, Tkalić, Renata Glavak, Lipovčan, Ljiljana Kaliterna
The aim of this study was to provide deeper insight into the relationship between pet-related life events and the subjective wellbeing of pet owners, as well as to analyze definitions of happiness that included reference to pets. This research was conducted online as a part of the Croatian...
We Are Family: Viewing Pets as Family Members Improves Wellbeing
Contributor(s):: McConnell, Allen R., Lloyd, E. Paige, Humphrey, Brandon T.
The current work investigated how viewing one’s pet as a family member improves wellbeing. We hypothesized that including pets in a key social ingroup (i.e., family) would increase ascriptions of socially supportive traits to these animals, enhancing their perceived ability to provide social...
Pet Ownership and Human–Animal Interaction in an Aging Population: Rewards and Challenges
| Contributor(s):: Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Hediger, Karin
Older adults in most developed countries can now expect to live nearly 80 years without significant disability. To maximize the quality of the years after retirement, societies, governments, and organizations are seeking strategies to help older adults maintain their mental and physical health,...
Human–Dolphin Interactions: Relationships, Connections, and the Reinforcement of an Ongoing Nature Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Yerbury, Rachel M., Boyd, William E.
Although interactions between humans and wild animals have been explored in the literature, the mechanism for how such experiences influence wellbeing is an area needing further examination. This research used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the narratives of wellbeing from...
Companion-Animals’ Effectiveness in Managing Chronic Pain in Adult Community Members
| Contributor(s):: Bradley, Lahna, Bennett, Pauleen C.
Therapy animals have been found to alleviate pain in healthcare settings, but companion-animal owners report greater discomfort and use more analgesics than people who do not own one or more companion animals. To investigate this anomaly, 173 adults completed an online survey that included...
Eläimestä tukea : Eläimen ja nuoren vuorovaikutus
| Contributor(s):: Kaisa Karvonen, Maria Poskiparta
Tutkimuksemme tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinten eri merkitystä nuorten hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksessamme selvitimme mitä eri merkityksiä eläimillä on nuorille ja miten eri keinoin eläimiä voidaan käyttää nuorten tukena. Halusimme tuoda...
From the dog's perspective: Welfare implications of HAI research and practice
| Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Hurley, Karyl J., Rawlings, John M., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, McCardle, Peggy
Future research: Needs and promise
| Contributor(s):: Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, McCardle, Peggy
Reproductive endocrinology and musth indicators in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
| Contributor(s):: Duer, Connie, Tomasi, Tom, Abramson, Charles I.
Understanding the role of human-animal interaction in the family context
| Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan K., Fine, Aubrey H., O'Haire, Marguerite E.
Pet Dogs and Children's Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention?
| Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins, Zsolt Nagykaldi, Ardis L. Olson
IntroductionPositive associations between having a pet dog and adult health outcomes have been documented; however, little evidence exists regarding the benefits of pet dogs for young children. This study investigates the hypothesis that pet dogs are positively associated with healthy weight and...
Defending Nussbaum's "Other Species" Capability: Why Having Meaningful Relationships with Nature is Necessary for Living a Dignified Human Life
| Contributor(s):: Larissa A. Walker
This paper will explore the environment’s relational value through Martha Nussbaum’s view of what a good human life involves in socially-just liberal democratic societies--specifically her “Capabilities Approach.” In this approach, Nussbaum advances a list...
Interacciones humano-animal: características e implicaciones para el bienestar de los humanos
| Contributor(s):: Gutiérrez, Germán, Granados, Diana, Piar, Natalia
Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...
Cross-reporting of abuse : child and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Marie Arnold
This article explores the link between human and animal violence using the Link theory which suggests that an overlap exists between these two forms of violence. The current study stems from legislative requirements in Queensland that limit the capabilities of both child protection agencies and...