Nancy K. Innis (1993) Why Bond?
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Psycoloquy 4(41): Why Bond?
Nancy K. Innis
Book Review of Davis & Balfour on Human-Animal Bond
Department of Psychology
University of Western Ontario
London, CANADA N6A 5C2
The title, "The inevitable bond", does this book a
disservice. The subtitle is considerably more accurate. The book
focuses on the ways in which the presence of humans can influence
an animal's behavior and physiology. The implications of this for
research with animals, and to a lesser extent for the perspective
of the researcher who studies animals, are explored by the
contributors. Researchers are encouraged to read this book. Both
the enthusiasm of the contributors and the ideas for future work
presented in the text provide a strong counterbalance to the recent
negative predictions concerning the future of comparative
Human-animal bond, human-animal interactions,
relationships, scientist-animal interactions, animal psychology,
behavioral research, attachment, human-nonhuman relationships,
behavioral arousal, rhesus monkeys, pongid pedagogy, ape
cognition, automated avoidance, pseudohabitutation.