May 27th-30th - June 19th-22nd 2014 - Corso base per Coadiutore del cane:
April 4th-5th-11th & 12th - May 9th & 10th 2014 - I Disturbi dello spettro autistico: Intervento abilitativo secondo i principi della tecnica APPLIED BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS ed integrazione con attività assistita con gli animali (See Attachments)
November 20th-21st-22nd 2013 - Gli interventi assistiti con gli animali: storia, definizioni, responsabilità - Propedeutical Course
November 19th-21st 2012 - Terapie e Attività...
Baby schema in human and animal faces induces cuteness perception
and gaze allocation in children. Marta Borgi, Irene Cogliati Dezza, Victoria
Brelsford, Kerstin Meints, Francesca Cirulli. Frontiers in Psychology,
section Developmental Psychology:
Children's preferences for infantile features in dogs and cats. Marta Borgi and Francesca Cirulli. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin. Volume 1, 2013, pp. 1-15.
Use of assistance and therapy dogs for children with autism spectrum disorders: a critical review of the current evidence. Alessandra Berry, Marta Borgi, Nadia Francia, Enrico Alleva, Francesca...
Companion Animal Psychology (Do Children Prefer Baby-Faced Animals?)
DISSEMINATION THROUGH RADIO AND TV SHOWS
Radiotrescienza settembre 2009
Pet Therapy - Asini e Onoterapia(broadcast edited by Francesca Cirulli on Ies...
ISTITUTIONAL ACTIVITY. Guidelines for Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)
At present, in Italy AAI have been recognized as official care by a Legislative Decree (DL.vo issued on February 28th 2003), however there is no specific legislation regulating them, which poses serious problems in terms of safety and protection of humans subjects. Indeed, those who can benefit from AAI are frail subjects and are mainly represented by children as they are often extremely trusting and may easily achieve a level of intimacy with animals, as well as elderly per- sons. In AAI, the activity performed by the “animal therapist” towards the “human patient” is very complex and to be successful, above all, should entail the contribution of many professional figures....
ETHOLOGY APPLIED TO HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION (PET THERAPY)
Animals have been man’s companions for thousands of years. Nowadays we know that the presence of animals in human’s lives can have important effects on their social relationships and their health. As an example, dog owner’s who suffer from cardiovascular disease live longer compared to those who do not.
A growing body of research is starting to address the mechanisms behind the human-animal bond. Animals tend to focus and absorb people’s attention in non-threatening ways and are also known to exert a calming or de-arousing influence. Moreover, the ability of domesticated animals to respond affectionately to human attentions and to elicit pro-social behaviour and positive affect may serve as an...
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