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An integrative and functional framework for the study of animal emotion and mood
D discrete and dimensional approaches are brought together to offer a structure for integrating different discrete emotions that provides a functional perspective on the adaptive value of emotional states, and suggest how long-term mood states arise from short-term discrete emotions. Expand
Cognitive bias as an indicator of animal emotion and welfare: Emerging evidence and underlying mechanisms
Accurate assessment of animal emotion (affect) is an important goal in animal welfare science, and in areas such as neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Direct measures of conscious emotion are notExpand
Measuring emotional processes in animals: the utility of a cognitive approach
It is possible to design non-linguistic cognitive measures of animal emotion that may be especially informative in offering new methods for assessing emotional valence, discriminating same-valenced emotion of different types, identifying phenotypes with a cognitive predisposition to develop affective disorders, and perhaps shedding light on the issue of conscious emotional experiences in animals. Expand
Animal behaviour: Cognitive bias and affective state
It is shown that cognitive bias can be used as an indicator of affective state in animals, which should facilitate progress in animal-welfare studies. Expand
Empathy with Animals and with Humans: Are They Linked?
ABSTRACT A sample of 514 adults completed a postal questionnaire measuring both their empathy with humans (using the Mehrabian and Epstein (1972) Questionnaire for the Measurement of EmotionalExpand
Dogs showing separation-related behaviour exhibit a ‘pessimistic’ cognitive bias
A new ‘cognitive bias' measure of animal affect is used to show that dogs which exhibit high levels of SRB in a separation test also appear to have a more negative underlying mood. Expand
Using judgement bias to measure positive affective state in dogs
Abstract Interest in the induction and measurement of positive affective states in non-human animals is increasing. Here, we used a test of cognitive (judgement) bias, based on the finding thatExpand
Veterinary education and students' attitudes towards animal welfare
Veterinary students at two British universities in their first preclinical, first clinical and final years of study, completed questionnaires designed to assess their attitudes towards the welfare of animals, finding that the year of study was significantly related to the perceived sentience of dogs, cats and cows. Expand
Surface temperature changes in response to handling in domestic chickens
It can be concluded that surface temperature changes assessed using infrared thermography, in particular of the hen's comb, are sensitive to husbandry procedures such as handling and represent a potentially useful method for assessing stress-induced hyperthermia in chickens. Expand