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This is a collection of summaries of articles on children from Society & AnimalsSociety & Animals is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities. To get access to the back issues of Society & Animals, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Anderson, M.V. and Antonia J. Z. Henderson. Pernicious Portrayals: The impact of children’s attachment to animals of fiction on animals of fact. Society & Animals, Volume 13, Issue 4.  Pages 297-314.

Arbour, R., T. Signal and N. Taylor. Teaching Kindness: The Promise of Humane Education.    Society & Animals, Volume 17, Issue 2.  Page 136.

Ascione, F.R., Claudia V. Weber and David S. Wood. The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women Who are Battered. Society & Animals, Volume 5, Issue 3.  Pages 205-218.

Baldry, A.C.. The Development of the P.E.T. Scale for the Measurement of Physical and Emotional Tormenting Against Animals in Adolescents. Society & Animals, Volume 12, Issue 1. Pages 1-17.

Birney, B.A.. Children, Animals, and Leisure Settings. Society & Animals, Volume 3, Issue 2.  Pages 171-187.

Bride, I. Herpetofauna Pet-keeping by Secondary School Students: Causes for Concern.   Society & Animals, Volume 6, Issue 1.  Pages 31-46.

Dieser, O., & Bogner, F. X. (2018). Intervention Impact on Young Students’ Associations about Wolf and Lynx. Brill. Society & Animals, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Ellis, C. and L. Irvine. Reproducing Dominion: Emotional Apprenticeship in the 4-H Youth Livestock Program.   Society & Animals, Volume 18, Issue 1.  Pages 21-39.

Endenburg, N. Hein A. van Lith and Jolle Kirpensteijn. Longitudinal Study of Dutch Children’s Attachment to Companion Animals. Society & Animals, Volume 22, Issue 4.  Pages 390-414.

Fleming, W. M., Jory, B., & Burton, D. L..Characteristics of Juvenile Offenders Admitting to Sexual Activity with Non-human Animals.    Society & Animals, Volume 10, Issue 1.  Pages 31-45.

Grier, K.C.. Childhood Socialization and Companion Animals: United States, 1820-1870.   Society & Animals, Volume 7, Issue 2.  Pages 95-120.

Grigore A.A. and Alina S. Rusu. Interaction with a Therapy Dog Enhances the Effects of Social Story Method in Autistic Children.   Society & Animals, Volume 22, Issue 3.  Pages 241-261.

Hanrahan, R. Dog Duty.   Society & Animals, Volume 15, Issue 4.  Pages 379-399.

Henry, B.C. The Relationship between Animal Cruelty, Delinquency, and Attitudes toward the Treatment of Animals. Society & Animals, Volume 12, Issue 3. Pages 185-207.

Jamieson, Jen, Michael J. Reiss David Allen, Lucy Asher, Matthew O. Parker, Christopher M. Wathes and Siobhan M. Abeyesinghe. Adolescents Care but Don’t Feel Responsible for Farm Animal Welfare  Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 3.

Johnson, K.R.. The Ambiguous Terrain of Petkeeping in Children’s Realistic Animal Stories. Society & Animals, Volume 4, Issue 1.  Pages 1-17.

Kršková, L., Alžbeta Talarovičová and Lucia Olexová. Guinea pigs—The “Small Great” Therapist for Autistic Children, or: Do Guinea Pigs Have Positive Effects on Autistic Child Social Behavior? Society & Animals, Volume 18, Issue 2.  Pages 139-151.

Lakestani, Nelly, Virginio Aguirre and Agustin Orihuela. Farm Animal Welfare and Children.  Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 4.

Lockwood, A. (2018). Activists and Academics Can Promote Structural Change to End Nonhuman Animal Exploitation through Childhood Education. Society & Animals, Vol 26, No. 5.

Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A. B., & Currie, C. (2019). The nature and psychological impact of child/adolescent attachment to dogs compared with other companion animals. Society and Animals, 27 (1).

Myers, E.O. Human Development as Transcendence of the Animal Body and the Child-Animal Association in Psychological Thought.   Society & Animals, Volume 7, Issue 2.  Pages 121-140.

Myers, E.O. Child-Animal Interaction: Nonverbal Dimensions.   Society & Animals, Volume 4, Issue 1.  Pages 19-35.

Nicoll, K. Cindy Trifone and William Ellery Samuels.An In-class, Humane Education Program Can Improve Young Students’ Attitudes Toward Animals.    Society & Animals, Volume 16, Issue 1.  Pages 45-60.

Pallotta, N.R.. Origin of Adult Animal Rights Lifestyle in Childhood Responsiveness to Animal Suffering.   Society & Animals, Volume 16, Issue 2.  Pages 149-170.

Prokop,  P., Murat Özel and Muhammet Uşak. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Student Attitudes toward Snakes.   Society & Animals, Volume 17, Issue 3.  Pages 224-240.

Randler, C., Eberhard Hummel and Pavol Prokop. Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals.   Society & Animals, Volume 20, Issue 1.  Pages 61-74.

Rasmussen, J.L., and D.W. Rajecki.Differences and Similarities in Humans’ Perceptions of the Thinking and Feeling of a Dog and a Boy.    Society & Animals, Volume 3, Issue 2.  Pages 117-137.

Raupp, C.D. Treasuring, Trashing or Terrorizing: Adult Outcomes of Childhood Socialization about Companion Animals.   Society & Animals, Volume 7, Issue 2.  Pages 141-159.

Sanders, C.E., Bill C. Henry, Christine N. Giuliani and Lisa N. Dimmer. Bullies, Victims, and Animal Abusers: Do They Exhibit Similar Behavioral Difficulties? Society & Animals, Volume 21, Issue 3.  Pages 225-239.

Serpell, J. Guest Editor’s Introduction: Animals in Children’s Lives.   Society & Animals, Volume 7, Issue 2.  Pages 87-94.

Sorge, C. The Relationship Between Bonding with Nonhuman Animals and Students’ Attitudes Toward Science.   Society & Animals, Volume 16, Issue 2.  Pages 171-184.

Staats, S., Heidi Wallace and Tara Anderson. Reasons for Companion Animal Guardianship (Pet Ownership) from Two Populations.   Society & Animals, Volume 16, Issue 3.  Pages 279-291.

Stewart, A. and Oriel Strickland. A Companion Animal in a Work Simulation: The Roles of Task Difficulty and Prior Companion-Animal Guardianship in State Anxiety.   Society & Animals, Volume 21, Issue 3.  Pages 249-265.

Tallichet, S.E., Christopher Hensley and Stephen D. Singer.Unraveling the Methods of Childhood and Adolescent Cruelty to Nonhuman Animals.    Society & Animals, Volume 13, Issue 2.  Pages 91-108.

Thompson, K.L and E. Gullone. The Children’s Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (CTAQ): A Psychometric Investigation.   Society & Animals, Volume 11, Issue 1.  Pages 1-15.

Thompson, K.L and E. Gullone. An Investigation into the Association between the Witnessing of Animal Abuse and Adolescents’ Behavior toward Animals.   Society & Animals, Volume 14, Issue 3.  Pages 221-243.

Tomažič,  Iztok. Seventh Graders’ Direct Experience with, and Feelings toward, Amphibians and Some Other Nonhuman Animals.  Society & Animals, Volume 19, Issue 3.  Pages 225-247.

Valeri, R.M. Tails of Laughter: A Pilot Study Examining the Relationship between Companion Animal Guardianship (Pet Ownership) and Laughter.   Society & Animals, Volume 14, Issue 3.  Pages 275-293.

Varga, Donna. Babes in the Woods: Wilderness Aesthetics in Children’s Stories and Toys, 1830-1915.   Society & Animals, Volume 17, Issue 3.  Pages 187-205.

Wood, L.J., Billie Giles-Corti, Max K. Bulsara and Darcy A. Bosch.More Than a Furry Companion: The Ripple Effect of Companion Animals on Neighborhood Interactions and Sense of Community.   Society & Animals, Volume 15, Issue 1.  Pages 43-56.

Woodward, L.E. and A.L. Bauer. People and Their Pets: A Relational Perspective on Interpersonal Complementarity and Attachment in Companion Animal Owners.   Society & Animals, Volume 15, Issue 2.  Pages 169-189.

Updated January 2019

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