The Pet as an Anxiolytic Intervention

  title={The Pet as an Anxiolytic Intervention},
  author={C. C. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • C. C. Wilson
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
The effect of a pet on psychological consequences of stress (i.e., state and trait anxiety levels) of college students was examined under three test conditions (i.e., reading aloud, reading quietly, and interacting with a friendly but unknown dog). A repeated-measures analysis of variance with three covariates was used to examine the effect of the treatment on each dependent variable (state and trait anxiety). Reading aloud differed from baseline measure under all treatment conditions (p > .001… Expand
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