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Department of Psychology News

Kent State Researcher Awarded Grant

Posted Aug. 20, 2012

Kathy Kerns, Manfred van Dulmen, and Karin Coifman have received a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for a project titled "Pet Dogs as Compensatory Support Figures".  The key question of the grant is whether supportive relationships with pets can compensate for difficulties in other close relationships in preadolescence.