Psychology

Published on May 12th, 2014 | by admin

Animal attraction: positive youth development

Dr Megan Mueller is a developmental psychologist working in the Cummings School of veterinary medicine at Tufts University (USA). Megan’s own passion for animals led her to scientifically examine the roles they play in human health and positive development for children, families and communities. In this episode of Human Animal Science, we speak to Megan about her recent research looking at human animal interaction and positive youth development.

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Links:
Megan Mueller | HAS | podcastMegan Mueller – Tufts University Profile

Publications:
Mueller, M. K. (2014). Is Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Linked to Positive Youth Development? Initial Answers. Applied Developmental Science18(1), 5-16.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). The Relationship between Types of Human–Animal Interaction and Attitudes about Animals: An Exploratory Study. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals27(2), 295-308.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Human-Animal Interaction as a Context for Positive Youth Development: A Relational Developmental Systems Approach to Constructing Human-Animal Interaction Theory and Research. Human Development57(1), 5-25.

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