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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Pet Ownership and Human–Animal Interaction in an Aging Population: Rewards and Challenges

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    | 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Reproductive endocrinology and musth indicators in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)

    | Contributor(s):: Duer, Connie, Tomasi, Tom, Abramson, Charles I.

  11. 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...

  12. Interacciones humano-animal: características e implicaciones para el bienestar de los humanos

    | Contributor(s):: Gutiérrez, Germán, Granados, Diana, Piar, Natalia

  13. All creatures great and small: New perspectives on psychology and human animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Knight, Sarah, Herzog, Harold

  14. Of equines and humans: Toward a new ecology

    | Contributor(s):: Garcia, Dulce M.

  15. The impact of pets on human health and psychological well-being: Fact, fiction, or hypothesis?

    | Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold

  16. Historical Perspectives on the Human-Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Hines, Linda M.

  17. 'From Kids and Horses: Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Children': Author's Retraction and Apology

  18. From kids and horses: Equine facilitated psychotherapy for children

    | Contributor(s):: Rothe, Eugenio Quiroz, Vega, Beatriz Jiménez, Torres, Rafael Mazo, Soler, Silvia María Campos, Pazos, Rosa María Molina

  19. The effect of swimming with dolphins on human well-being and anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, N. L., Drummond, P. D.

    The present investigation aimed to explore the psychological effects for humans of swimming with dolphins as opposed to swimming in the ocean without dolphins. It was hypothesized that people swimming with dolphins would experience significantly greater levels of well-being and reduced levels of...