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AbstractWe examined the associations of children's reported “cruelty to animals” and “touching animal's sex parts” with the reported presence of physical abuse and parental physical fighting for three groups of children. Maternal caregivers of 1433 6- to 12-year-old children completed the Child...
AbstractPrevious data indicated that cats influence the moods of singly living people only by decreasing negative moods, while not affecting positive moods. In this study, we asked if such an effect can be 1) replicated, 2) is comparable to the effect of a human partner, and 3) related to the...
AbstractThis study investigates the effect of an aquarium on pre-treatment anxiety, fear. frustration, and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. Forty-two patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquariums. Self report measures of...
AbstractThis descriptive study examines data on the presence of pets in elementary classrooms in a sample of rural, suburban, and urban elementary school classrooms in Indiana, and suggests a rich area for researchers interested in human–animal interactions in school settings. A convenience...
AbstractA survey on attitudes toward common urban animal species was conducted in Trondheim, Norway. Owners of pet animals liked most of the 24 species included more than did non-pet owners. Only for less popular species (mosquitoes, rats, snails, and insects) were no differences found between...
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the psychotherapeutic effect of riding therapy (RT) on a group of adult users of a social services mental health team in South Devon. The benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and pet ownership on human health and well-being are well...
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