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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

5

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 61-64

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1997

Abstract

Pet dogs served many useful purposes, especially by provoking social interaction in the lives of their owners. The purpose of this study was to show that a person accompanied by a dog received more greetings from passersby than a person without a dog. This was a field study using a female confederate, a dog, and three observers. Subjects passing in front of the confederate were recorded as a greeter or a non-greeter. Results formulated by the Chi Square showed that when the confederate was with the dog, they were greeted significantly more than when they were not accompanied by the dog. This study had important applications for people who consider themselves lonely, shy, or socially inept.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

4 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 5 no. 2 1997

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