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Well-Being Over the Life Course

Incorporating Human–Animal Interaction

Authors: Bures, Regina M., Gee, Nancy R.

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  • Describes how animals contribute to human health and well-being from infancy to old age 
  • Takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to understanding the unique relationship between humans and companion animals
  • Summarizes state-of-the-art research on the human–companion animal connection in a way that is accessible to pet owners and university students from undergraduate to graduate levels
  • Draws upon findings from psychology, sociology, nursing, anthrozoology, veterinary science, and many other fields
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This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the impact of human–animal interaction on well-being from childhood to later life. It presents a life course perspective to the study of human–animal interaction, addressing concepts of family and the role of pets therein, as well as the impact of companion animals on child development and successful aging. This book fills a gap in the existing literature by framing the study of human–animal interaction, including the role of animal-assisted interventions on well-being, in a broader social and behavioral context.

About the authors

Regina M. Bures, Ph.D., is Senior Program Director at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health. At NICHD, Dr. Bures manages a diverse scientific portfolio in demography and population health. She has been an active contributor to the NICHD-Waltham partnership.

Dr. Bures received her Ph.D. in Sociology, with a specialization in Demography, from Brown University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Bures has received numerous grants and awards, including research funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Aging. Her research interests include human–animal interaction, child and family health across the life course, and research methods. She currently lives on a small farm with her husband, dogs, cats, and sheep.

Nancy R. Gee, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Bill Balaban Chair of Human–Animal Interaction, and Director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, Dr. Gee served as the Human–Animal Interaction Research Manager, for the Waltham Petcare Science Institute in Leicestershire England. She has published extensively on HAI, including her most recent book, How Animals Help Students Learn: Research and Practice for Educators and Mental-Health Professionals.

Dr. Gee continues to pursue research in HAI across the lifespan, seeking to identify the ways in which interactions with companion animals affect human cognition, mental, and physical health. Concern for the animal’s welfare and quality of life is a primary consideration for Dr. Gee, both in the Dogs on Call hospital visitation program she administers and in her various research and writing projects. Dr. Gee is a recipient of multiple grants and awards, a member of several organizational boards and journal editorial advisory boards, a reviewer of HAI research grant proposals, and a frequent presenter at national and international HAI conferences.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Well-Being Over the Life Course
Book Subtitle
Incorporating Human–Animal Interaction
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64085-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64085-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-64084-2
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 109
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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