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  1. You get what you give: Pet relationships in a communal orientation framework

    Contributor(s):: Liu-Pham, Ryan, Patterson, Lauren, Keefer, Lucas A.

  2. Friends with Benefits: The Positive Consequences of Pet-Friendly Practices for Workers' Well-Being

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    | Contributor(s):: Junça-Silva, A.

    Although there is evidence that pets may help individuals who are facing significant daily stressors, little is known about the benefits of pet-friendly practices for their owners' well-being. Based on the social exchange theory and on the Rusbult investment model, we argue that...

  3. From Regulating Emotions to Less Lonely Screen Time: Parents' Qualitative Perspectives of the Benefits and Challenges of Adolescent Pet Companionship

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    | Contributor(s):: Charmaraman, L., Cobas, S., Weed, J., Gu, Q., Kiel, E., Chin, H., Gramajo, A., Mueller, M. K.

    Adolescence is a prime developmental period to explore human-pet relationships, particularly given that teens are often relying less on their families, and more on other attachment figures such as peers and pets. However, most research on pet companionship is conducted with adults and young...

  4. The Neurobiology of Behavior and Its Applicability for Animal Welfare: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Coria-Avila, Genaro A., Pfaus, James G., Orihuela, Agustín, Domínguez-Oliva, Adriana, José-Pérez, Nancy, Hernández, Laura Astrid, Mota-Rojas, Daniel

    Understanding the foundations of the neurobiology of behavior and well-being can help us better achieve animal welfare. Behavior is the expression of several physiological, endocrine, motor and emotional responses that are coordinated by the central nervous system from the processing of internal...

  5. Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers

    | Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman

    Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...

  6. The Importance of Client–Canine Contact in Canine-Assisted Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, John-Tyler, Green, Freya L. L., Draper, Zakary A.

  7. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  8. Theoretical Foundations to the Impact of Dog-Related Activities on Human Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction and Eudaimonic Well-Being

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    | Contributor(s):: Barcelos, A. M., Kargas, N., Maltby, J., Hall, S., Assheton, P., Mills, D. S.

    Cross-sectional comparisons of well-being between dog owners and non-owners commonly generate inconsistent results. Focusing on the uniqueness of the relationship might help address this issue and provide a stronger foundation for dog-related psychotherapeutic interventions. This study aims to...

  9. Mutuality and well-being: The human–animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: King, Betz, McGlinn, Maureen, Duberstein, Adam

  10. Who Lets the Dog In? Differential Effects of a Dog-Training Program for Incarcerated Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Duindam, Hanne M., Creemers, Hanneke E., Hoeve, Machteld, Asscher, Jessica J.

  11. An examination of pet ownership among elderly caregivers and how it contributes to their well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Cynthia Ann Fiello

    As the older population increases, there is a need for increased support for caregivers most of them older themselves. Owning a pet may providesome of this support. This study looked at caregivers age 55 and older of brain-impaired adults and examined whether or not the social support provided...

  12. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Intervention on Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Well-Being: Insights from Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kivlen, Christine A.

  13. Reflections on Potential Risk Factors of Callitrichidae Run Over in an Urban Area: A Case Report of Marmoset Deaths

    | Contributor(s):: do Vale, Caroline Almeida, Sant’Anna, Aline Cristina, Júnior, José Geraldo Castro, Prezoto, Fábio

  14. Well-being programmes in prisons in England and Wales: a mixed-methods study

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, Mary, King, Nigel, Mojtahedi, Dara, Burr, Viv, Gall, Victoria, Gibbs, Graham R., Hudspith, Lara Flynn, Leadley, Chelsea Beatrice, Walker, Tammi

  15. Review: Management of livestock behavior to improve welfare and production

    | Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A.

  16. Comparison between Single- and Group-housed Pregnant Sows for Direct and Indirect Physiological, Reproductive, Welfare Indicators and Gene Expression Profiling

    | Contributor(s):: Capoferri, Rossana, Parati, Katia, Puglisi, Roberto, Moscati, Livia, Sensi, Marco, Lombardi, Guerino, Sandri, Gianpietro, Briani, Carlo, Galli, Andrea

  17. Technical contribution: a cautionary note on the use of behavioural diversity (H-Index) in animal welfare science

    | Contributor(s):: Cronin, K. A., Ross, S. R.

  18. ‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet

    | Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria

  19. Turpaterapiaa ja karvaista kaveruutta : ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde sekä eläinten koetut vaikutukset hyvinvointiin ja elämäntyytyväisyyteen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanja Honkanen

    Vaikka ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde on ilmiönä tuhansia vuosia vanha, on sen yhteyksiä ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin tutkittu aktiivisesti vasta reilut 30 vuotta. Kertynyt tutkimus on keskittynyt koiriin ja erityisryhmiin. Ihmisen ja eläimen välisen...

  20. Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being

    | Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.