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Summa psicológica UST (En línea)

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JIMENEZ, Xóchitl Ortiz; HERNANDEZ, René Landero  and  RAMIREZ, Mónica González. Dog-assisted therapy to treat emotional management in teenagers. Summa psicol. UST (En línea) [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.2, pp. 25-32. ISSN 0718-0446.

The emotional changes in adolescence are related to the difficulty to perceive, understand and regulate emotions, which negatively impacts on self-esteem and the management of emotions. Dog-assisted therapy can help improve self-esteem and help in the management of emotions. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of dog-assisted therapy on self-esteem and components of emotions in a group of adolescents with emotional problems. The results showed significant changes in the attentional emotion component of emotions, which means, in the ability to perceive their emotions.

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