Gender Differences in Human–Animal Interactions: A Review

  title={Gender Differences in Human–Animal Interactions: A Review},
  author={Harold A. Herzog},
  pages={21 - 7}
  • H. Herzog
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Anthrozoös
ABSTRACT I review the direction and magnitude (effect sizes) of gender differences that have been reported in several areas of human–animal interactions. These include: attitudes toward the treatment of animals, attachment to pets, involvement in animal protectionism, animal hoarding, hunting, animal abuse, and bestiality. Women, on average, show higher levels of positive behaviors and attitudes toward animals (e.g., attitudes towards their use, involvement in animal protection), whereas men… 

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