Children's emotional attachment to pets

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The second in our series of workshops on child/adolescent-animal interactions provides an overview of the way children describe their relationships with pets, drawing on our qualitative research, and findings from large scale surveys that incorporated our measure of attachment to pets. We examines both positive and negative emotional attachments that develop with pet animals that can often mirror other relationships in children’s lives or, alternatively, provide a particular kind of relationship that is missing elsewhere. We reflected on the possibility that pet animals are used as outlets for emotional distress.

Part of 'Reflective workshops' series by caar (Children Adolescents Animals Research Group) Workshop 2
Period20 Apr 2018
Event typeConference