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Animals and Attachment Theory

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The study of nonhuman animals in the context of attachment theory is steadily growing. This paper sought to pull together recent literature in order to review, summarize, and discuss (a) animals as attachment figures, (b) the conceptualization of attachment quality in human-animal bonds, and (c) the role of animals in assisting the development of human-human attachment.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Education, University of BathBathUnited; 2: Department of Education, University of BathBathUnited Kingdom


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