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Title: The meaning of living with pets for older adults
Author: Markham, Sarah Elizabeth
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 4479
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2016
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The research component comprises of a literature review, a research paper and a public domain paper. The literature review evaluates the evidence relevant to older adult-pet attachment, to explore how pet attachment impacts on psychological wellbeing. The research paper describes a study exploring socially isolated older adults' experiences of pet ownership and the impact these relationships may have on their wider psychological wellbeing and functioning. It is intended that both papers will be submitted to 'Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin'. The public domain paper summarises both the literature review and research paper.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology