American Behavioral Scientist

Barker, S. B., Rogers, C. S., Turner, J. W., Karpf, A. S., & Suthers-McCabe, H. M. (2003). Benefits of interacting with companion animals: A bibliography of articles published in refereed journals during the past 5 years. American Behavioral Scientist, 47(1), 94-99.

This bibliography of 84 citations resulted from a literature search of Medline, CINAHL, and PsychLit databases of journal articles published between 1996 and 2001 (as of November 1, 2001), focusing on the benefits of interacting with companion animals, including animal/pet-assisted therapy. Articles on the human-animal bond and animal behavior were not a focus of this search. Only articles published in English and in journals verified as refereed in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory 2001 (39 th edition) are included.