The effects of service dogs on social acknowledgments of people in wheelchairs.

@article{Eddy1988TheEO,
  title={The effects of service dogs on social acknowledgments of people in wheelchairs.},
  author={Joyce Eddy and Lynette A Hart and R P Boltz},
  journal={The Journal of psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
Able-bodied people often exhibit behaviors that show them to be socially uncomfortable upon encountering a physically disabled stranger. These behaviors include less eye contact, gaze avoidance, greater personal distance, and briefer social interactions. This study examined whether persons in wheelchairs with service dogs receive more frequent social acknowledgement from able-bodied strangers than people in wheelchairs without dogs receive. Behaviors of passersby were recorded by an observer… CONTINUE READING

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