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  • How Men and Women Pet Ownership Differ


    Pet ownership has long been a source of therapy for many depressed individuals. It has been observed that there were numerous psychological effects on the personality of the person that is being rehabilitated from depression. As for a fact, several psychologists say that there are positive effects on both men and women who are able to undergo the pet-therapy system applied by experts for the situation treatment of depressed individuals. Yes, for many reasons, people tend to own pets, however, it could be noticed that the most attracting reason for this act of pet ownership is related to psychological aspects of the ownership. Most often than not, people who have pets are better disposed with their moods thus they are able to control their emotions better compared to those people who have no interest in owning pets at all.


    During the earlier time, pets were seen as a source of relaxation to many owners. Hence, as a result, several psychological treatments make use of pet-therapy to help depressed and disturbed patients to recover from their illness. With regards this fact, some may wonder about the following questions:


    1.      How do women react to pet-ownership? What are the psychological changes that they incur with regards the treatment or the presence of their pet?

    2.      How do men react to pet-ownership? How have their pets changed their attitudes and their disposition in life?

    3.      Basing from an online survey, how do men and women differ with regards their reaction towards the pets that they own? How does their interaction with their pets affect their personal behavior?


    With these questions considered within this discussion, it could be observed that the importance on the psychological aspect of the situation is a huge concern for the understanding on how pet ownership of humans actually affect the attitudes and the dispositions in life of the said individuals.


    Considerably, through time, pets have been noted to have three major roles in developing the attitudes of personality disorder among several individuals at present. These roles are noted as follows:


    • Animals act as social lubricant for people who owns them
    • Animals are catalysts of emotion for most owners
    • Animals serve as adjuncts to psychological clinicians


     These three roles had been realized by psychologists back then through performing experimental observations among human individuals’ personality transition from when they did not have pets yet to when they already owned animals as reprimanded by their therapists. Apparently, the observations yielded a careful presentation of the different aspects of changes that happened among the individuals that were observed to have had the chance to own pets at a certain given time. It has been discovered that the affection that develops between the pet and the owner makes the connection of the two elements of focus rather able to change the attitude on the person being treated with the therapy It is through this understanding then that most psychologists today suggest the ownership of pet among individuals of all ages who have personality disorders. They strongly believe that gaining responsibility over live entities would help these people overcome their personal disturbances.