The Inevitable Bond: Examining Scientist-Animal Interactions

The Inevitable Bond: Examining Scientist-Animal Interactions


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521405102
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/29/1992
Pages: 413
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. The inevitable bond; 3. Interactions, relationships and bonds: the conceptual basis for scientist-animal relations; 4. Studies of rodent-human interactions in animal psychology; 5. The covalent animal: on bonds and their boundaries in behavioral research; 6. The phenomenon of attachment in human-nonhuman relationships; 7. Humanity's 'best friend': the origins of our inevitable bond with dogs; 8. The use of dog-human interaction as a reward in instrumental conditioning and its impact on dogs' cardiac regulation; 9. Behavioral arousal and its effect on the experimental animal and the experimenter; 10. Practice makes predictable: repeated sampling differentially affects behavioral and physiological responses; 11. Improved handling of experimental rhesus monkeys; 12. Social interaction as a condition for learning in avian species: a synthesis of the disciplines of ethology and psychology; 13. Pongid pedagogy: the contribution of human-chimpanzee interactions to the study of ape cognition; 14. The role of social bonds in motivating chimpanzee cognition; 15. Minimizing an inevitable bond: the study of automated avoidance in rats; 16. Underestimating the octopus; 17. The scientist and the snake: relationships with reptiles; 18. Fear of humans and its consequences for the domestic pig; 19. The effect of the researcher on the behavior of poultry; 20. Early human-animal relationships and temperament differences among domestic dairy goats; 21. The effect of the researcher on the behavior of horses; 22. Imprinting and other aspects of pinniped-human interactions; 23. Humans as predators: observational studies and the risk of pseudo-habituation; 24. Human-bear bonding in research on black bear behavior; 25. Scientist-animal bonding: some philosophical reflections.

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