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The Short Attachment to Pets Scale (SAPS) for Children and Young People: Development, Psychometric Qualities and Demographic and Health Associations
This study describes the development of the SAPS and investigates its reliability and validity within the context of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey (HBSC) which gathered data onExpand
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Human judgment and estimation of premorbid intellectual function.
The following experiments examined clinical judgment in estimating premorbid intellectual function (IQ). In two experiments, clinical neuropsychologists were asked to (a) specify their beliefs aboutExpand
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Children’s Beliefs about Animal Minds (Child-BAM): Associations with Positive and Negative Child–Animal Interactions
ABSTRACT Children and animals can have a great impact on each other’s lives, yet little is known about the underpinnings of these relationships. Children’s interactions with animals may be influencedExpand
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Differences in boys’ and girls’ attachment to pets in early-mid adolescence
Abstract The precise nature of attachment to pets and differences between girls' and boys' relationships at age 11, 13 and 15 years are investigated in this paper. Data from the 2010 Health BehaviourExpand
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Psychological Risk Factors for Childhood Nonhuman Animal Cruelty
Despite growing research into human-nonhuman animal relationships, little is known about childhood cruelty to nonhuman animals. The purpose of this review was to investigate the potentialExpand
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Sociodemographics of Pet Ownership among Adolescents in Great Britain: Findings from the HBSC Study in England, Scotland, and Wales
ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of pet ownership among adolescents in Great Britain and identify any sociodemographic differences between pet owners and non-pet owners. AExpand
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Belief in Animal Mind among Spanish Primary School Children
ABSTRACT Beliefs concerning the mental experiences of nonhuman animals have been related to how people treat, see, and take care of nonhuman animals. Whereas this issue has been the subject ofExpand
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Using the Mini C-BARQ to investigate the effects of puppy farming on dog behaviour
Abstract High demand for dogs in countries like the UK can lead to illegal intensive breeding and illegal importation of puppies for the pet trade. The current study investigates the effects ofExpand
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Does chaffinch Fringilla coelebs song vary with the habitat in which it is sung
The acoustic adaptation hypothesis suggests that song learning in birds is advantageous because it enables song to become adapted to the habitat in which it is sung. A comparison was made among songExpand
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