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Articles on Dogs

This is a collection of articles on dogs from the Society & Animals Journal.  The Society & Animals Journal 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.

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).

Voslarova, E., Zak, J., Vecerek, V., & Bedanova, I. (2019). Coat color of shelter dogs and its role in dog adoption. Society & Animals27(1), 25-35.

Chaniotakis, I., Evangelos, D., Georgios, M., Andreas, M., & Kostomitsopoulos, N. (2018). Improving Military Dogs’ Welfare: Is there a Place for Handlers’ Beliefs and Perceptions?. Society & Animals26(4), 388-401.

Porter, P. (2018). For the Love of Cats (and Dogs)!. Society & Animals26(3), 339-343.

Clarke, T., Mills, D., & Cooper, J. (2016). “Type” as central to perceptions of breed differences in behavior of domestic dog. Society & Animals24(5), 467-485.

Garcia, A. C. (2016). The Place of the Dog in the Family: A Comparative Case Study of Dog Adoption. Society & Animals24(3), 289-309.

Vitztum, C., & Urbanik, J. (2016). Assessing the Dog: A Theoretical Analysis of the Companion Animal’s Actions in Human-Animal Interactions. Society & Animals, 24(2), 172-185.

Wlodarczyk, J. (2016). Post-Communist Canine: A Feminist Approach to Women and Dogs in Canine Performance Sports in Poland. Society & Animals, 24(2), 129-152.

Parfitt, C., & Alleyne, E. (2016). Taking it out on the dog: psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity. Society & Animals24(1), 1-16.

Pręgowski, M. P. (2015). Your dog is your teacher: Contemporary dog training beyond radical behaviorism. Society & Animals23(6), 525-543.

Werkheiser, I. (2015). Fighting nature: An analysis and critique of breed-specific flourishing arguments for dog fights. Society & Animals23(5), 502-520.

Yau, Y., & Chiu, S. M. (2015). The Economics of the Right to Keep a Dog: A Case Study of a Private Housing Complex in Hong Kong. Society & Animals23(4), 343-362.

Taylor, M. F., Pooley, J. A., & Edwards, M. (2015). Reaching Down and Finding Humanity: Military Personnel’s Experiences of Adopting Dogs While on Deployment. Society & Animals23(4), 321-342.

Corkran, C. M. (2015). “An Extension of Me”: Handlers Describe Their Experiences of Working with Bird Dogs. Society & Animals23(3), 231-249.

Koski, L., & Bäcklund, P. (2015). On the fringe: The positions of dogs in Finnish dog training culture. Society & Animals23(1), 24-44.

Berglund, J. (2014). Princely companion or object of offense? The dog’s ambiguous status in Islam. Society & Animals22(6), 545-559.

Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., & Pychyl, T. A. (2014). An examination of the possible benefits for well-being arising from the social interactions that occur while dog walking. Society & Animals22(5), 459-480.

Thompson, C. Y., & Young, R. L. (2014). Cooling out the mark in companion animal adoption. Society & Animals22(4), 333-351.

Grigore, A. A., & Rusu, A. S. (2014). Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children. Society & Animals22(3), 241-261.

Badano, S. E., Burgermeister, S. J., Henne, S., Murphy, S. T., & Cole, B. M. (2014). Legitimacy concerns in animal advocacy organizations during the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal. Society & Animals22(2), 111-134.

Jakuba, T., Polcová, Z., Fedáková, D., Kottferová, J., Mareková, J., Fejsáková, M., … & Ondrašovič, M. (2013). Differences in evaluation of a dog’s temperament by individual members of the same household. Society & Animals21(6), 582-589.

Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., … & Peterson, A. L. (2013). Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Society & Animals21(6), 568-581.

Howell, P. (2013). The Dog Fancy at War: Breeds, Breeding, and Britishness, 1914-1918. Society & Animals21(6), 546-567.

Stewart, A., & Strickland, O. (2013). A companion animal in a work simulation: The roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety. Society & Animals21(3), 249-265.

Mitchell, R. W., & Ellis, A. L. (2013). Cat person, dog person, gay, or heterosexual: The effect of labels on a man’s perceived masculinity, femininity, and likability. Society & Animals21(1), 1-16.

Jackson, P. (2012). Situated activities in a dog park: Identity and conflict in human-animal space. Society & Animals20(3), 254-272.

Woodward, L., Milliken, J., & Humy, S. (2012). Give a dog a bad name and hang him: Evaluating big, black dog syndrome. Society & Animals20(3), 236-253.

Kuhl, G. (2011). Human-sled dog relations: What can we learn from the stories and experiences of mushers?. Society & Animals19(1), 22-37.

Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., & Pychyl, T. A. (2010). The possible role of companion-animal anthropomorphism and social support in the physical and psychological health of dog guardians. Society & Animals18(4), 379-395.

Foltz, R. (2010). Zoroastrian attitudes toward animals. Society & Animals18(4), 367-378.

Anderson, T., Miller, D., Staats, S., & Wallace, H. (2010). Perceived best ages for cats, dogs, and humans: comparisons across species, human age, and human gender. Society & Animals18(3), 273-290.

Fielding, W. J. (2010). Domestic violence and dog care in New Providence, The Bahamas. Society & Animals18(2), 183-203.

Short, S. D., Lee, S. A., & Gibbons, J. A. (2010). Sympathetic reactions to the bait dog in a film of dog fighting: The influence of personality and gender. Society & Animals18(2), 107-125.

Markovits, A., & Queen, R. (2009). Women and the world of dog rescue: A case study of the state of Michigan. Society & Animals17(4), 325-342.

Greenebaum, J. (2009). ” I’m Not an Activist!”: Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare in the Purebred Dog Rescue Movement. Society & Animals17(4), 289-304.

Skabelund, A. (2008). Breeding racism: The imperial battlefields of the “German” shepherd dog. Society & Animals16(4), 354-371.

Staats, S., Wallace, H., & Anderson, T. (2008). Reasons for companion animal guardianship (pet ownership) from two populations. Society & Animals16(3), 279-291.

Fielding, W. (2008). Dogs: A continuing and common neighborhood nuisance of New Providence, The Bahamas. Society & Animals16(1), 61-73.

Conner, T., & Rasmussen, J. L. (2007). Punish and forgive: Causal attribution and positivity bias in response to cat and dog misbehavior. Society & Animals15(4), 311-328.

Haubenhofer, D. K., & Kirchengast, S. (2007). ‘Dog handlers’ and dogs’ emotional and cortisol secretion responses associated with animal-aassisted therapy sessions. Society & Animals15(2), 127-150.

Herzog, H. (2006). Forty-two thousand and one Dalmatians: Fads, social contagion, and dog breed popularity. Society & Animals14(4), 383-397.

Burrows, T., & Fielding, W. (2005). Views of College Students on Pit Bull” Ownership”: New Providence, The Bahamas. Society & Animals13(2), 139-152.

Pycior, H. (2005). The Making of the” First Dog”: President Warren G. Harding and Laddie Boy. Society & animals13(2), 109-138.

Greenebaum, J. (2004). It’s a dog’s life: Elevating status from pet to” fur baby” at yappy hour. Society & Animals12(2), 117-135.

Planchon, L. A., Templer, D. I., Stokes, S., & Keller, J. (2002). Death of a companion cat or dog and human bereavement: Psychosocial variables. Society and Animals10(1), 93-106.

Marvin, G. (2001). Cultured killers: Creating and representing foxhounds. Society & Animals9(3), 273-292.

McHugh, S. (2001). Video dog star: William Wegman, aesthetic agency, and the animal in experimental video art. Society & Animals9(3), 229-251.

Harbolt, T., & Ward, T. (2001). Teaming incarcerated youth with shelter dogs for a second chance. Society & Animals9(2), 177-182.

Adams, M. (2000). Emily Bronte and dogs: Transformation within the human-dog bond. Society & Animals8(2), 167-181.

Mitchell, R. W., & Edmonson, E. (1999). Functions of repetitive talk to dogs during play: Control, conversation, or planning?. Society & Animals7(1), 55-81.

Sanders, C. R., Rasmussen, J. L., Modlin, S. J., Holder, A. M., & Rajecki, D. W. (1999). Good dog: Aspects of humans’ causal attributions for a companion animal’s social behavior. Society & Animals7(1), 17-34.

Evans, R. D., & Forsyth, C. J. (1998). Dogmen: The rationalization of deviance. Society & Animals6(3), 203-218.

Menache, S. (1998). Dogs and human beings: A story of friendship. Society & Animals6(1), 67-86.

Luke, C., & Arluke, A. (1997). Physical cruelty toward animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996. Society & Animals5(3), 195-204.

Menache, S. (1997). Dogs: God’s Worst Enemies?. Society & Animals5(1), 23-44.

Sax, B. (1997). What is a” Jewish Dog”? Konrad Lorenz and the Cult of Wildness. Society & Animals5(1), 3-21.

Leffler, A., Lerner, E., & Gillespie, D. L. (1996). Safe in unsafe places: Leisure, passionate avocations, and the problematizing of everyday public life. Society & Animals4(2), 169-188.

Rasmussen, J. L., & Rajecki, D. W. (1995). Differences and similarities in humans’ perceptions of the thinking and feeling of a dog and a boy. Society & Animals3(2), 117-137.


Updated July 2019

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