Study reports dogs communicate distress more effectively via vocalizations than cats. Owning a pet makes you more sensitive to the negative vocalizations of both cats and dogs.
Animal-assisted therapy improves social behaviors and reduces negative emotions in those with TBI. The findings report those with brain injuries exposed to AAT experienced higher social engagement, satisfaction and motivation following therapy sessions.
Princeton researchers discover a genetic basis for hyper-social behavior in people and dogs.
Researchers report on how the social gazing behavior of dogs resembles that of humans.
A new study reports a little extra stress and stimulation makes excitable dogs crack under pressure, while more mellow animals get an edge.
Pets could prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with Autism to improve their social skills, a new study reports.