6 results match your criteria Anthrozoos[Journal]

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Behavioral and Self-report Measures Influencing Children's Reported Attachment to Their Dog.

Anthrozoos 2016 8;29(1):137-150. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and self-report measures influence a child's reported feelings of attachment to their dog, as assessed by the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS). We tested specifically whether children (= 99; Age: 10. Read More

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Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities with Guinea Pigs in the Primary School Classroom.

Anthrozoos 2013 ;26(3)

The University of Queensland, School of Psychology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This study investigated the effects of a classroom-based animal-assisted activities (AAA) program with guinea pigs on the social functioning of primary school children. We hypothesized that participants in the experimental condition ( = 64), compared with a waitlist control group ( = 64), would demonstrate improvements in social functioning following the program. Parents and teachers used the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) to evaluate the social skills and problem behaviors of 128 participating children (age range = 4. Read More

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January 2013

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Frequency of Play with Pets among Middle-Aged Men: A Behavioral Genetic Analysis.

Anthrozoos 2012 Dec;25(4):441-456

Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA.

There is growing evidence that pet ownership and human-animal interaction (HAI) have benefits for human physical and psychological well-being. However, there may be pre-existing characteristics related to patterns of pet ownership and interactions with pets that could potentially bias results of research on HAI. The present study uses a behavioral genetic design to estimate the degree to which genetic and environmental factors contribute to individual differences in frequency of play with pets among adult men. Read More

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December 2012

Pets, depression and long term survival in community living patients following myocardial infarction.

Anthrozoos 2011 Sep;24(3):273-285

University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA.

Evidence supports the contribution of depression, anxiety, and poor social support to mortality of hospitalized myocardial infarction (MI) patients. The contribution of depression to survival is independent of disease severity. Pet ownership, a non-human form of social support, has also been associated with one year survival of post-MI patients. Read More

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September 2011
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