Creating a free account will enable you to subscribe to our daily and weekly email newsletters, as well as customize your reading experience to show only the categories most relevant to you.
Signing up only take a few minutes, so why not give it a try and see what you've been missing out on.
"The study provides the first evidence for the similarity between the "secure base effect" found in dog-owner and child-caregiver relationships. This striking parallel will be further investigated in direct comparative studies on dogs and children."
"One of the things that really surprised us is, that adult dogs behave towards their caregivers like human children do. It will be really interesting to try to find out how this behavior evolved in the dogs with direct comparisons."
Copyright: Medical News Today
Not to be reproduced without the permission of Medical News Today.
The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task
Lisa Horn, Ludwig Huber, Friederike Range
PLoS One 2013; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065296
Visit our Psychology / Psychiatry category page for the latest news on this subject.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Glynn, Sarah. "Dogs Are Similar To Young Kids, Study Shows." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 25 Jun. 2013. Web.
10 Dec. 2013. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262477>
Glynn, S. (2013, June 25). "Dogs Are Similar To Young Kids, Study Shows." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
Latest 8 opinions shown. For all opinions, click through to the full thread.
If you write about specific medications, operations, or procedures please do not name healthcare professionals by name.
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact the our editorial team, please use our feedback form. Please send any medical news or health news press releases to:
Note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional. For more information, please read our terms and conditions.
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262477.php
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
© 2004-2013 All rights reserved. MNT (logo) is the registered trade mark of MediLexicon International Limited.