New publication – Social Psychology of Everyday Life: About Human-Animal Interactions

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Published by ASE Publishing House, the coordinator of the book, Octavian Rujoiu, PhD, Habil., is a sociologist and an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Social and Human Sciences at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and founding member of the Animal Partners & Friends Association (Bucharest, Romania). Considering an extensive body of literature, the book covers topics as follows: human-animal bond; human-animal interaction in Romania; human-animal interaction in the workplace; the responsibility towards animals; the institutional and legal frame in the field of animal rights protection; animal symbolism; animal-assisted intervention; animal-assisted therapy in social work practice; equine-assisted activities and equine-assisted therapy in Romania; “Dogs for People” – from stray dogs to therapy dogs in Romania; animal companion loss; veterinarian – client/patient relationship. This new edition also focuses, on bringing to the Romanian public’ attention the contributions of the academics and practitioners to the field of human-animal interaction.

Special thanks are send to professors Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers, President of IAHAIO (International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organisations) and Michal Piotr Pregowski, Secretary of the Board at IAHAIO, for the permission of presenting and including of the Romanian translation of the IAHAIO White Paper 2014 updated for 2018, in one of the chapters of this book.

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