Advisor

Dalton Miller-Jones

Date of Award

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (134 p.)

Subjects

Human-animal relationships, Humane education -- Study and teaching (Elementary), Humane education -- Japan, Empathy

DOI

10.15760/etd.5444

Abstract

Although humane education, promoting children's kindness toward animals, has been evaluated as a factor influencing children's kindness toward humans later in their life, the effect of a classroom pet hasn't been well studied. The current study investigated the influence of intensified daily interactions with living animals in the classroom on the development of empathy among Japanese children. Specifically, the study examined (a) the effect of introducing animals into the classroom on children's empathic behaviors and attitudes, and (b) the generalization of this animal-directed empathy to humans.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20187

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