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New Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions: Theory, Policy, and Research

Sarah Knight (Editor), Harold Herzog (Editor), Rick H. Hoyle (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3306-0
200 pages
September 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Animals are important in human psychological and cultural life, and our relationships with other species are psychological and morally complicated. This special issue presents a series of original research articles concerning attitudes towards animals, the ethics of their treatment, the effects of companion animals on human health and psychological well-being, and the role that culture plays in our interactions with other species. The articles illustrate the scope of the new field of human-animal relationships, the variety of research approaches, and the implications of research findings for social policy.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

All Creatures Great and Small: New Perspectives on Psychology and Human–Animal Interactions (Sarah Knight and Harold Herzog).

1. FACTORS UNDERLYING OPINIONS AND THE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.

Science versus Human Welfare? Understanding Attitudes toward Animal Use (Sarah Knight, Aldert Vrij, Kim Bard, and Doug Brandon).

2. Moral Emotions and Social Activism: The Case of Animal Rights (Harold A. Herzog and Lauren L. Golden).

3. Ethics and Animal Consciousness: How Rubber the Ethical Ruler? (Gordon M. Burghardt).

4. EFFECTS OF ANIMALS ON HUMAN HEALTH, WELL-BEING, AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

The Effects of Animals on Human Health and Well-Being (Deborah L. Wells).

5. Robotic Pets in Human Lives: Implications for the Human–Animal Bond and for Human Relationships with Personified Technologies (Gail F. Melson, Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Alan Beck, and Batya Friedman).

6. ANIMALS IN SOCIETY: RESEARCH, POLICY, AND PRACTICE.

People and Animals, Kindness and Cruelty: Research Directions and Policy Implications (Frank R. Ascione and Kenneth Shapiro).

7. Animal Abuse as a Sentinel for Human Violence: A Critique (Emily G. Patterson-Kane and Heather Piper).

8. Good to Pet and Eat: The Keeping and Consuming of Dogs and Cats in South Korea (Anthony L. Podberscek).

COMMENTARY.

Having Our Dogs and Eating Them Too: Why Animals Are a Social Issue.

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Author Information

Sarah Knight is Senior Social Psychologist for the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Portsmouth, UK), an agency of the Ministry of Defense. She was awarded full-time bursaries from the Economic Social Research Council for her PhD project and a one year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the inter-relationship between attitudes, beliefs and behavior. She has published research on attitudes toward animal use and the benefits of dog ownership in retired populations.

 

Harold Herzog is Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University. His research includes studies of attitudes towards other species, the psychology of animal activism, and moral decision-making.

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