Pets and People: The Psychology of Pet Ownership / Edition 1

Pets and People: The Psychology of Pet Ownership / Edition 1

by Barrie Gunter, Adrian Furnham
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861561164

ISBN-13: 9781861561169

Pub. Date: 12/05/2005

Publisher: Wiley

In an examination of the relationship between pets and people, Barrie Gunter illustrates the many psychological benefits that animal companionship can bestow upon us; providing security for the anxious, companionship for the lonely and status symbols for the image conscious.

This book examines the phenomenon of pet ownership and the importance placed upon this

Overview

In an examination of the relationship between pets and people, Barrie Gunter illustrates the many psychological benefits that animal companionship can bestow upon us; providing security for the anxious, companionship for the lonely and status symbols for the image conscious.

This book examines the phenomenon of pet ownership and the importance placed upon this strange relationship by people in modern society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861561169
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Why Do People Own Pets?

Are Pet Owners Different?

Why Are We So Attached To Our Pets?

Who Is In Control?

Are Pets Good For Our Physical Well-Being?

Are Pets Good For Our Mental Well-Being?

Are Pets Good For Children?

How Can Pets Keep Us Young?

How To Cope With The Loss Of A Pet?

Do Pets Make Us More Sociable?

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