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Abstract Approaches for estimating the utility of human-animal relationship measures are presented and discussed. Three primary measures of the reliability and validity of assessment instruments, Cronbach alpha, Pearson correlations, and factor analysis, are illustrated with recently developed...
Abstract Developmental psychologists argue that children's moral-reasoning abilities develop through a sequence of stages, stimulated by interactions with the social environment. This study attempts to extend Lawrence Kohlberg's (1984) theory of human moral-reasoning development to interpret...
Abstract Proper diagnostic assessment in an inpatient psychiatric setting requires observation of patients under various conditions. Group activities such as animal-assisted therapy (A-AT) can provide an excellent opportunity for assessment—but only if the patient chooses to attend....
Abstract This study examines the effects of gender in conjunction with age, pet ownership, and sibling status on children's ideas about domestic animal young (puppies and kittens) and how they are nurtured. A theoretical model accounting for gender differences in the development of nurturance in...
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