The 'pet effect'

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


The first workshop in our series focused on how interactions with pets are linked to various indicators of wellbeing in children/adolescents aged 11 to 15 years. We considered what is meant by the ‘pet effect’, highlighting positive and negative influences on children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Finally, a range of potential psychological mechanisms for ‘pet effects’ were discussed.

Part of 'Reflective workshops' series by caar (Children Adolescents Animals Research Group) - Workshop 1
Period23 Feb 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map