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dc.contributor.authorWestbury, HR
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, DL
dc.contributor.authorWaters, AM
dc.contributor.editorDanielle J. Scapaletti
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T01:30:57Z
dc.date.available2017-10-26T01:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-04-17T22:35:47Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781612097947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44532
dc.description.abstractThe questions of whether and how people show empathy towards non-human animals and what factors influence the expression of this empathy are important for several reasons. It is relevant for initiatives that seek to increase prosocial behaviours for the purpose of protecting endangered species and conserving natural environments. Further, the study of empathic processes underlying the therapeutic relationships of human and non-human animal companions will help reveal the mechanisms responsible for positive changes in physiological and psychological states. The interaction between children and animals that influence empathy development are also an important area for further research because lack of empathy may underlie childhood behavioural problems. The present chapter examines research bearing upon the question of empathy towards non-human animals. Positive and negative human-animal interactions are discussed in addition to human-animal relations research that has specifically focused on empathy related responses. Contemporary conceptualisations of empathy are used as a framework to interpret this research. The review finishes with a discussion of applications of humananimal empathy research and a list of recommendations for future research.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNova Science Publishers Inc
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitlePsychology of Empathy
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom93
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPersonality, Abilities and Assessment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170109
dc.titleExtending empathy research towards animals
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorNeumann, David L.
gro.griffith.authorWestbury Ingham, Rae
gro.griffith.authorWaters, Allison M.


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