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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Trakūnaitė, Valda;Šinkariova, Liuda;Gudonis, Vytautas
Title: Nuo bendravimo su naminiais gyvūnėliais iki terapijos : teorinis aspektas
Other Title: From Association with Pets to Pet Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Aspect
Is part of: Jaunųjų mokslininkų darbai = Journal of young scientists. Šiauliai : Šiaulių universiteto leidykla, 2008, nr. 4(20)
Extent: p. 239-244
Date: 2008
Keywords: Naminiai gyvūnėliai;Gyvūnų terapija;Psichinė sveikata;Pet;Pet-assisted therapy;Mental health
Abstract: The authors of the paper, relying on the literature and other information sources, have identified the effect of pet ownership on human physical and mental well-being. Pets arouse positive emotions in people thus a presumption can be made that the benefits firstly occur on the psychological level and may pass on to the physical level. Having a companion animal in the household a pet owner gets an extra opportunity to be physically and socially active and feel needed: some pets have to be walked out regularly and this leads to greater social contacts with other people. A pet owner has to play, comb, bathe or care for the pet in other ways, feed, take him to the vet, take doing shopping what also enhances social contacts. A pet owner, having chosen pet companionship consciously or unconsciously, uses pet-assisted therapy. Acknowledgement of the value of the pet-assisted therapeutic effect on the well-being of individuals provides wide possibilities for medical and other professionals, especially psychologists, because pet-assisted therapy is most often used for the delivery of mental health care
Affiliation(s): Psichologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Šiaulių universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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