A Pet Makes for Kind and Confident Children

Young adults who care for an animal develop stronger social relationships, provide more service to community, and demonstrate greater leadership skills than those who do not look after a pet.    Image © Nina P.

The developmental psychologist Megan K. Mueller surveyed more than 500 young adults and found that high levels of attachment to animals as a young adult were associated with higher levels of confidence, empathy, and engagement, among other positive traits.  Dr. Mueller is a developmental psychologist at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the study was published by Applied Developmental Science.

Read more at MailOnline.