Animals

How Owning Pets Makes You More Social

If you own a pet, are you more social and a better member of society? Maybe so! Catie Wayne fills in for Laci today and reports on an interesting study that says that children and adolescents are actually more caring, more responsible, and more social if they own and care for a pet.

Read More:
Caring For Animals May Correlate With Positive Traits In Young Adults
https://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/caring-animals-may-correlate-positive-traits-young-adults
"Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today in Applied Developmental Science."

Is Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Linked to Positive Youth Development? Initial Answers
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10888691.2014.864205
"Human-animal relationships are ubiquitous and diverse across the life span and may be especially salient among children and adolescents."

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Dogs Really Can Smile
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Pets Make Us Healthier
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-437-pets-make-us-healthier
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