Les émotions au cœur d'un programme éducatif pour apprendre aux enfants à ajuster leur comportement avec les chiens dans certaines situations: une action innovante de prévention des morsures de chien

Véronique Neuvens

    Research output: External Thesis Doctoral Thesis


    Research concerns an assessment of an emotion-based program (PEACE) for
    kindergarten to promote safe relationships with dogs. We administered a one-day
    program (drawings, stories, role play, activities with real dog), about recognition
    of dogs and children expressing emotions and recognition of and response to
    unsafe situations with dogs. Responses of 103 children aged 4.5-5 years were
    collected 3 times (pre (T1), shortly post (T2) and 1 month later (T3)). After program
    participation, children had shorter responses times about dogs and children
    emotions recognition but only improved correct recognition of canine emotions.
    They also had more correct responses when exposed to unsafe situations and
    regarding their adjusted behaviors knowledge. No effect of parents’ opinion about
    their children, presence of family dog, or children’ sex was observed. This original
    program promotes safety interactions between dogs and children by stimulating
    empathy and theory of mind to the latter
    Original languageFrench
    Awarding Institution
    • Université Catholique de Louvain
    • Luminet, Olivier, Supervisor, External person
    • Diederich, Claire, Supervisor
    Award date19 Dec 2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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