ÂThe healing power of the bond between men and dogs isexplored in this unique book. Three important themes emerge: attachment, loss,and continued bonds with canine companions for males across the life span andfrom various contextual backgrounds. The contributors replace common assumptionswith needed context pertaining to men's emotions and relationships, startingwith the impact of gender norms on attachment, and including robust data on howcanine companionship may counter Western culture socialization. The chapters engagereaders with details pertaining to ways in which dogs help men develop stable,caring relationships, process feelings, and cope with stress - within a varietyof environments including home, school and treatment programs for veterans,prisoners, and youth. The book also address men's loss of companion animals,and the need for building new ways of sustaining the memory and meaning of thebond in males' lives, referred to as a "continuing bond." Â From these various vantage points, Â therapeutic insights and relevant findings bringa new depth of understanding to this compelling topic.
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Probing the deeper concepts behind "man's best friend," Men and Their Dogs provides a richclinical understanding of this timeless bond, and should be of special interestto health psychologists, clinical psychologists, academicians, social workers, nurses,counselors, life coaches and dog lovers.
African Wild Dogs: Children Book of Fun Facts & Amazing Photos on Animals in Nature - A Wonderful African Wild Dogs Book for Kids aged 3-7
This Very Peculiar History title explores the history of man's best friend and the history of their relationship with our own species. Featuring chapters on dog origins and evolution, dog anatomical oddities, different dog species and breeds, and many, many more - this book is the perfect gift for any doglover.