According to a study by Gross et al.,(2006) on emotional regulation and its relativity to sex and ethnicity. They found no sex differences with 82% of men and 85% of women reported controlling negative emotions to a greater extent than positive emotions. Even though they were no differences in sex they found ethnic differences 90% of the European Americans reported controlling negative emotions more than positive emotions, whereas only 76% of Asian Americans did so.Angels Foundation, mumbai recently took their dogs into the Tech Mahindra offices in Mumbai. The dogs not only put a smile on the faces of these employees, it also worked as a major de-stressor for them to get off calls and play with the dogs (Manisha Vardhan, 2017).A study of 198 undergraduate students who were dog owners was conducted and was found that high levels of Ambivalence over Emotional Expression (AEE) was present in those who felt a close connection with their pets and reported more perceived social support than those less connected with their pets (Bryan et al., 2014). Another study was conducted to explore the possibility of enhancing emotional recognition of human beings by using an animal assisted intervention, which included 32 children and 34 adults and were held in groups of 6-12, the results showed that, the children increased their capacity for the recognition of anger and fear as well as disgust and neutral facial expressions. The highest changes with relevant effect sizes in the adult group concerned the correct identification of anger and fear as well as the overall number of correctly identified facial expressions. The participants identified more emotions correctly and decreased their latency to respond significantly, even though “only” facial and/or emotional expressions of dogs were part of the program (Birgit U. Stetina et al., 2011). But pet ownership is not always good, A Pew research center survey of 3000 Americans found no differences in the proportion of pet owners and non-pet owners who described themselves very happy (Harold Herzog, 2011). Another recent study found that older adults who were highly attached to their pets were likely to be more depressed than individuals who were not as attached to their pets (Miltiades and Shearer, 2011).

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