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.
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