An Attachment Perspective on the Child–Dog Bond: Interdisciplinary and International Research Findings

@article{Jalongo2015AnAP,
  title={An Attachment Perspective on the Child–Dog Bond: Interdisciplinary and International Research Findings},
  author={M. Jalongo},
  journal={Early Childhood Education Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={395-405}
}
  • M. Jalongo
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
Understanding the process of attachment formation in young children has been a focal point in child development research for decades. However, young children’s attachments are not only with human beings; they also form bonds with companion animals, particularly dogs (Canis familiaris). Given the number of dogs that are kept by families and the amount of time that young children spend with these animals, the child–dog bond merits further study. In this review of the literature, young children’s… Expand
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