Dr. Kathy Kerns of the Kent State University Psychology Department is conducting a study about children’s relationships with their pet dogs. The study, which is funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, hopes to see how those child/dog relationships affects a child’s relationships with other people.
Dr. Kerns and her team of researchers are especially interested in whether or not dogs can alleviate a child’s distress.
Families are eligible to participate if they have a child in fourth or fifth grade, at least one dog in their home, and one parent who can participate in the study. All information from the family will be collected during one visit to the family’s home. The study involves filling out questionnaires and having children participate in different activities, and families will be compensated for their participation.
Participation will involve having children participate in various activities and filling out questionnaires.
For additional information or to apply, call the Kerns Research lab at 330-672-2139, or email Amanda Koehn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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