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Allen, Karen M., Jim Blascovich, Joe Tomaka, and Robert M. Kelsey. "Presence of Human Friends and Pet Dogs as Moderators of Autonomic Responses to Stress in Women." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 61.4 (Oct. 1991): 582-589.

Anderson, Warwick P., Christopher M. Reid, and Garry L. Jennings. "Pet Ownership and Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease." The Medical Journal of Australia 157 (7 Sep. 1992): 298-301.

Ascione, Frank R. "Enhancing Children's Attitudes About the Humane Treatment of Animals: Generalization to Human-Directed Empathy." Anthrozoös 5.3 (1992):176-191.

Baenninger, Ronald, Ruth Dengelmaier, Jessica Navarrete, and Deborah Sezov. "What's in a Name? Uncovering the Connotative Meanings of Animal Names." Anthrozoös 13.2 (2000): 113-117.

Banks, Marian R. and William A. Banks. “The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Loneliness in an Elderly Population in Long-Term Care Facilities.” Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 57A.7 (2002): M428-M432.

Barba, Beth E. "The Positive Influence of Animals: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Acute Care."  Clinical Nurse Specialist 9.4 (1995): 199-202.

Bardill, Norine, and Sally Hutchinson. "Animal-Assisted Therapy with Hospitalized Adolescents." Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 10.1 (Jan-Mar. 1997): 17-24.

Barker, Sandra B., and Kathryn S. Dawson. "The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Anxiety Ratings of Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients." Psychiatric Services 49.6 (June 1998): 797-801.

Baun, Mara M., Nancy Bergstrom, Nancy Langston, and Linda Thoma. "Physiological Effects of Petting Dogs: Influences of Attachment." The Pet Connection. Ed. R.K. Anderson, B. Hart, and L. Hart. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press,1984. 162-170.

Baun, Mara M., Kathryn Oetting, and Nancy Bergstrom. "Health Benefits of Companion Animals in Relation to the Physiologic Indices of Relaxation." Holistic Nurse Practitioner 5.2 (1991):16-23.

Beck, Alan M., Gail F. Melson, Patricia L. da Costa, and Ting Liu. "The Educational Benefits of a Ten-Week Home-Based Wild Bird Feeding Program For Children." Anthrozoös 14.1 (2001):1-27.

Beck, Alan M., Louisa Seraydarian, and G. Frederick Hunter. "Use of Animals in the Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Inpatients." Psychological Reports58 (1986): 63-66.

Bergin, Bonnie. "Training Assistance Dogs Helps Rehabilitate At-Risk Teens.” The Healing Effects of Companion, Service & Therapy Animals on Human Health and Delta Society's 25th Anniversary.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Delta Society Conference, May 18-19, 2002. Seattle: Delta Society, 2002. 153-155.

Bernstein, P.L., E. Friedman, and A. Malaspina. "Animal-Assisted Therapy Enhances Resident Social Interaction and Initiation in Long-Term Care Facilities." Anthrozoös 13.4 (2000): 213-224.

Brickel, Clark M. "A Review of the Roles of Pet Animals in Psychotherapy and with the Elderly." International Journal of Aging and Human Development 12.2 (1980-81): 119-128.

Cameron, Paul and Michael Mattson. "Psychological Correlates of Pet Ownership." Psychological Reports 30 (1972): 286.

Chinner, Tracy L. and Frank R. Dalziel. "An Exploratory Study on the Viability and Efficacy of a Pet-Facilitated Therapy Project within a Hospice." Journal of Palliative Care 7.4 (1991): 13-20.

Churchill, Mary, Janet Safaoui, Barbara McCabe, and Mara M. Baun. "Using a Therapy Dog to Alleviate the Agitation and Desocialization of People with Alzheimer's Disease." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing 37.4 (1999): 16-22.

Cole, Kathie M. and Anna Gawlinski. "Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit: A Staff Nurse's Dream Come True." Nursing Clinics of North America 30.3 (Sep. 1995): 529-537.

Cole, Kathy M., and Anna Gawlinski. "Animal Assisted Therapy: The Human-Animal Bond." AACN Clinical Issues 11.1 (Feb. 2000): 139-149.

Conti, Lisa, Spencer Lieb, Thomas Liberti, Melinda Wiley-Bayless, et al.  "Pet Ownership among Persons with AIDS in Three Florida Counties."  American Journal of Public Health 85.11 (Nov. 1995): 1559-1662.

Corson, Samuel A., Elizabeth O'L. Corson, Peter H. Gwynne, and L. Eugene Arnold. "Pet Dogs as Nonverbal Communication Links in Hospital Psychiatry." Comprehensive Psychiatry 18.1 (Jan/Feb. 1977): 61-72.

Corson, Samuel A., Elizabeth O'L. Corson, Peter H. Gwynne, and L. Eugene Arnold. "Pet-Facilitated Psychotherapy in a Hospital Setting." Current Psychiatric Therapies 15 (1975): 277-286.

Counsell, Colleen, Justine Abram, and Michele Gilbert.  "Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Individual with Spinal Cord Injury."  SciNursing 14.2 (June 1997): 52-55.

Crowley-Robinson, Patricia, Douglas C. Fenwick, and Judith K. Blackshaw. "A Long-Term Study of Elderly People in Nursing Homes with Visiting and Resident Dogs." Applied Animal Behaviour Science 47.1,2 (1996) 137-148.

Crowley-Robinson, Patricia, and Judith K. Blackshaw. "Nursing Home Staff's Empathy For a Missing Therapy Dog, their Attitudes to Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs and Suitable Dog Breeds." Anthrozoös 11.2 (1998): 101-104.

DeMares, Ryan. "Human Peak Experience Triggered by Encounters with Cetaceans." Anthrozoös 13.2 (2000): 89-103.

Draper, Ronald J., Gary J. Gerber, and E. Marnie Layng. "Defining the Role of Pet Animals in Psychotherapy." Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 15.3 (1990): 169-172.

Driscoll, Janis Wiley. "Attitudes toward Animals: Species Ratings." Society and Animals 3.2 (1995): 139-150.

Dunlap, Julie J. "Moral Reasoning about Animal Treatment." Anthrozoös 2.4 (Spring 1989): 245-258.

Eaton, Muzza, Iola L. Mitchell-Bonair, and Erika Friedmann. "The Effect of Touch on Nutritional Intake of Chronic Organic Brain Syndrome Patients." Journal of Gerontology 41.5 (1986): 611-616.

Eddy, Timothy J. "RM and Beaux: Reductions in Cardiac Activity in Response to a Pet Snake." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 184.9 (1996): 573-575.

Felthous, Alan R. "Aggression Against Cats, Dogs and People." Child Psychiatry and Human Development 10.3 (Spring 1980): 169-177.

Fidler, Margaret, Peter Coleman, and Anthony Roberts. "Empathic Response to Animal Suffering: Societal versus Family Influence." Anthrozoös13.1 (2000): 48-51.

Folse, Eileen B., Carolyn C. Minder, Melanie J. Aycock, and Ronald T. Santana. "Animal-Assisted Therapy and Depression in Adult College Students." Anthrozoös 7.3 (1994): 188-194.

Francis, Gloria and Shirley H. Odell. "Long-Term Residence and Loneliness: Myth or Reality?" Journal of Gerontological Nursing 5 (1979): 9-11.

Francis, Gloria, Jean T. Turner, and Suzanne B. Johnson. "Domestic Animal Visitation as Therapy with Adult Home Residents." International Journal of Nursing Studies 22.3 (1985): 201-206.

Friedmann, Erika, Aaron H. Katcher, and Deborah Meislich. "When Pet Owners are Hospitalized: Significance of Companion Animals during Hospitalization." Trans. Anne Menard. New Perspectives on Our Lives with Companion Animals. Ed. Aaron Katcher and Alan Beck. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983. 346-350.

Friedmann, Erika, Aaron H. Katcher, Sue A. Thomas, James J. Lynch, and Peter R. Messent. "Social Interaction and Blood Pressure: Influence of Animal Companions." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 171.8 (1983): 461-465.

Friedmann, Erika, Barbra Zuck Locker, and Randall Lockwood. "Perception of Animals and Cardiovascular Responses During Verbalization with an Animal Present." Anthrozoös 6.2 (1993): 115-134.

Friedmann, Erika, and Sue A. Thomas. "Pet Ownership, Social Support, and One-Year Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)." The American Journal of Cardiology 76 (15 Dec 1995): 1213-1217.

Fritz, Curtis L., Thomas B. Farver, Philip H. Kass, and Lyneette A. Hart.  "Association with Companion Animals and the Expression of Noncognitive Symptoms in Alzheimer's Patients." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 183.7 (1995): 459-463.

Funk, Marcia S.M. and Betsy A. Smith. "Occupational Therapists and Therapeutic Riding." Anthrozoös 13.3 (2000): 174-181.

Garlock Kongable, Lisa, Kathleen C. Buckwalter, and Jacqueline M. Stolley. "The Effects of Pet Therapy on the Social Behavior of Institutionalized Alzheimer's Clients." Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 3.4 (Aug. 1989): 191-198.

Granger, Ben P., Lori Kogan, Jennifer Fitchett, and Kim Helmer. "A Human-Animal Intervention Team Approach to Animal-Assisted Therapy." Anthrozoös 11.3 (1998): 172-174.

Haughie, Elaine, Derek Milne, and Valerie Elliott. "An Evaluation of Companion Pets with Elderly Psychiatric Patients." Behavioural Psychotherapy20 (1992): 367-372.

Hellman, Daniel S. and Nathan Blackman. "Enuresis, Firesetting and Cruelty to Animals: A Triad Predictive of Adult Crime." American Journal of Psychiatry 122 (1966): 1431-1435.

Hendy, Helen M. "Effects of Pet and/or People Visits on Nursing Home Residents." International Journal of Aging and Human Development 25.4 (1987): 279-291.

Hibell, Georgina. "Pet Therapy on a Hospital Ward." Geriatric Nursing and Home Care 7.7 (July 1987): 8-11.

Hoffman, Willem A. and Johannes S.J. Odendaal. "The Effect of Behavioral Therapy on Dog Phobia Response Patterns." Anthrozoös 14.1 (2001): 29-37.

Holcomb, Ralph, and Mary Meacham. "Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Therapy Program in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit." Anthrozoös 2.4 (1989): 259-264.

Irvine, Leslie. "The Power of Play." Anthrozoös 14.3 (2001): 151-159.

Jenkins, Judy L. "Physiological Effects of Petting a Companion Animal." Psychological Reports 58 (1986): 21-22.

Jennings, Lea B. "Potential Benefits of Pet Ownership in Health Promotion."  Journal of Holistic Nursing 15.4 (Dec. 1997): 358-372.

Jenkins, Judy L. "Physiological Effects of Petting a Companion Animal." Psychological Reports 58 (1986): 21-22.

Kahn, Helen J. "A Primer on AAA/T Research Methods." The Healing Effects of Companion, Service & Therapy Animals on Human Health and Delta Society's 25th Anniversary.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Delta Society Conference, May 18-19, 2002. Seattle: Delta Society, 2002. 45-48.

Kanamori, Masao, Mizue Suzuki, Kyomi Yamamoto, Masahiro Kanda, et al. "A Day Care Program and Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for the Elderly with Senile Dementia." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 16.4 (July/Aug. 2001): 234-239.

Katcher, Aaron, Alan M. Beck, and Daniel Levine. "Evaluation of a Pet Program in Prison-The PAL Project at Lorton." Anthrozoös 2.3 (Winter 1989): 175-180.

Katcher, Aaron, Herman Segal, and Alan Beck. "Comtemplation of an Aquarium For the Reduction of Anxiety." The Pet Connection. Ed. R.K. Anderson, B. Hart, and L. Hart. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 1984. 171-178.

Kellert, Stephen R. and Alan R. Felthous. "Childhood Cruelty toward Animals Among Criminals and Noncriminals." Human Relations 38.12 (Dec. 1985): 1113-1129.

Kidd, Aline H. and Robert M. Kidd. "Children's Attitudes Toward their Pets." Psychological Reports 57.1 (1985): 15-31.

Levinson, Boris M. "Household Pets in Training Schools Serving Delinquent Children." Psychological Reports 28 (1971): 475-481.

Limond, Jennifer A., John W.S. Bradshaw, and K.F. Magnus Cormack. "Behavior of Children with Learning Disabilities Interacting with a Therapy Dog." Anthrozoös 10.2/3 (1997): 84-89.

Lund, Dale A., Robert Johnson, Hassan N. Baraki, and Margaret F. Dimond. "Can Pets Help the Bereaved?" Journal of Gerontological Nursing10.6 (1984): 8-12.

Mader, Bonnie, Lynette A. Hart, and Bonita Bergin. "Social Acknowledgments For Children with Disabilities: Effects of Service Dogs." Child Development 60 (1989): 1529-1534.

Mallon, Gerald P. "Some of Our Best Therapists Are Dogs." Child & Youth Care Forum 23.2 (Apr. 1994): 89-101.

Mallon, Gerald P. "Cow as Co-Therapist: Utilization of Farm Animals as Therapeutic Aids with Children in Residential Treatment." Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 11.6 (Dec. 1994): 455-474.

Marr, Carolyn A., Linda French, Donna Thompson, Larry Drum, Gloria Greening et al. "Animal-Assisted Therapy in Psychiatric Rehabilitation." Anthrozoös 13.1 (2000): 43-47.

Martin, François, and Jennifer Farnum. "Kids and Canines: Can AAT Help Children with PDD?" The Healing Effects of Companion, Service & Therapy Animals on Human Health and Delta Society's 25th Anniversary.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Delta Society Conference, May 18-19, 2002. Seattle: Delta Society, 2002. 79-87.

McMillan, Franklin. “Effects of Human Contact on Animal Health and Well-Being.” JAVMA 215.11 (1 Dec. 1999): 1592-1597.

Melson, Gail F., Susan Peet, and Cheryl Sparks. "Children's Attachment to Their Pets: Links to Socio-Emotional Development." Children's Environmental Quarterly 8.2 (1991): 55-65.

Moneymaker, James M. and Earl O. Strimple. "Animals and Inmates: A Sharing Companionship Behind Bars." Journal of Offender Rehabilitation16.3/4 (1991): 133-152.

Moody, W.J., D.C. Fenwick, and J.K. Blackshaw. "Pitfalls of Studies Designed to Test the Effect Pets have on the Cardiovascular Parameters of their Owners in the Home Situation: a Pilot Study." Applied Animal Behaviour Science 47.1,2 (1996): 127-136.

Muschel, Irene Jeanette. "Pet Therapy with Terminal Cancer Patients." Social Casework 65 (Oct. 1984): 451-458.

Odendaal, J.S.J. "Animal-Assisted Therapy-Magic or Medicine?" Journal of Psychosomatic Research 49 (2000): 275-280.

Paul, Elizabeth S. "Empathy with Animals and with Humans: Are They Linked?" Anthrozoös 13.4 (2000): 294-202.

Paul, E.S. and J.A. Serpell. "Obtaining a New Pet Dog: Effects on Middle Childhood Children and their Families." Applied Animal Behaviour Science 47.1,2 (1996): 17-29.

Patronek, G.J., and L.T. Glickman. "Pet Ownership Protects Against the Risks and Consequences of Coronary Heart Disease." Medical Hypotheses 40 (1993): 245-249.

Perelle, Ira B. and Diane A. Granville. "Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Pet Facilitated Therapy Program in a Nursing Home Setting." Society and Animals 1.1 (1993): 91-100.

Poresky, Robert H. "Analyzing Human-Animal Relationship Measures." Anthrozoös 2.4 (Spring 1989): 236-244.

Poresky, Robert H. "The Young Children's Empathy Measure: Reliability, Validity, and Effects of Companion Animal Bonding." Psychological Reports 66 (1990): 931-936.

Raina, Parminder, David Waltner-Toews, Brenda Bonnett, Christel Woodward, and Tom Abernathy. "Influence of Companion Animals on the Physical and Psychological Health of Older People: An Analysis of a One-Year Longitudinal Study."  JAGS 47.3 (1999): 323-329.

Rice, Susan S., Larry T. Brown, and H. Stephen Caldwell. "Animals and Psychotherapy: A Survey." Journal of Community Psychology 1 (1973): 323-326.

Robb, Susanne S., Michele Boyd, and Carole Lee Pristash. "A Wine Bottle, Plant, and Puppy: Catalysts for Social Behavior." Journal of Gerontological Nursing 6.12 (1980): 721-728.

Rogers, John, Lynette A. Hart and Ronald P. Boltz. "The Role of Pet Dogs in Casual Conversations of Elderly Adults." The Journal of Social Psychology 133.3 (July 1992): 265-277.

Sanders, Clinton R. "The Impact of Guide Dogs on the Identity of People with Visual Impairments." Anthrozoös 13.3 (2000): 131-139.

Serpell, James. "Beneficial Effects of Pet Ownership on Some Aspects of Human Health and Behaviour." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine84 (Dec. 1991): 717-720.

Sheldrake, Rupert and Pamela Smart. "Testing a Return-Anticipating Dog, Kane." Anthrozoös 13.4 (2000): 203-212.

Siegel, Judith M. "Stressful Life Events and Use of Physician Services Among the Elderly: The Moderating Role of Pet Ownership." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 58.6 (1990): 1081-1086.

Siegel, J.M., F.J. Angulo, R. Detels, J. Welsh, and A. Mullen. "AIDS Diagnosis and Depression in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study: The Ameliorating Impact of Pet Ownership."  AIDS Care 11.2 (Apr. 1999): 157-170.

Tapia, Fernando. "Children Who are Cruel to Animals." Child Psychiatry and Human Development 2.2 (Winter 1971): 70-77.

Tate Pearson, Elizabeth. "Effects of Equine Facilitated Therapy on the Antisocial Behavior of Adolescent Males." Rehabilitation with the Aid of a Horse: A Collection of Studies. Durango, CO: Barbara Engel Therapy Services, 1997. 117-206.

Tucker, Joan S., Howard S. Friedman, Catherine M. Tsai, and Leslie R. Martin. "Playing with Pets and Longevity among Older People." Psychology and Aging 10.1 (1995): 3-7.

Turner, Dennis C. and Gerulf Rieger. "Singly Living People and Their Cats: A Study of Human Mood and Subsequent Behavior." Anthrozoös 14.1 (2001): 38-46.

Thoesen Coleman, Mary, Stephen Looney, James O’Brien, Craig Ziegler, Cynthia A. Pastorino, and Carolyn Turner. “The Eden Alternative: Findings After 1 Year of Implementation.” Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 57A.7 (2002): M422-M427.

Urichuk, Liana, and Darlene McDonnell. "The Chimo Project: Improving Mental Health Through Animal-Assisted Therapy." The Healing Effects of Companion, Service & Therapy Animals on Human Health and Delta Society's 25th Anniversary.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Delta Society Conference, May 18-19, 2002. Seattle: Delta Society, 2002. 57-59.

Valentine, Deborah P., Mary Kiddoo, and Bruce LaFleur. "Psychosocial Implications of Service Dog Ownership For People Who Have Mobility or Hearing Impairments." Social Work in Health Care 19.1 (1993): 109-125.

Walsh, Paul G. and Peter G. Mertin. "The Training of Pets as Therapy Dogs in a Women's Prison: A Pilot Study." Anthrozoös 7.2 (1994): 124-128.

Wax, Douglas E. and Victor G. Haddox. "Enuresis, Fire Setting, and Animal Cruelty: A Useful Danger Signal in Predicting Vulnerability of Adolescent Males to Assaultive Behavior." Child Psychiatry and Human Development 4.3 (Spring 1974): 151-156.

Williams, Susan, Carolyn Butler, and Mary-Ann Sontag. “Perceptions of Fourth-Year Veterinary Students About the Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Practice and in Veterinary College Curricula.” JAVMA 215.10 (15 Nov. 1999): 1428-1432.

Wilson, Cindy C. "The Pet as an Anxiolytic Intervention." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 179.8 (1991): 482-489.

Zasloff, R. Lee. "Measuring Attachment to Companion Animals: A Dog is Not a Cat is Not a Bird." Applied Animal Behaviour Science 47.1,2 (1996): 36-48.

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