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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter presents a general overview of the human factors in farm management, including the question of what personal qualities are necessary to become an expert farm manager and how managerial skill might be improved. The chapter also presents an overview of the book's chapters, and introduces ...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intuition.

Farmers make many decisions using their intuition. This chapter focuses on this topic by outlining a quantifiable model for use in assessing the important factors influencing a farmer's intuitive skills. The results of using farmer survey information to quantify the model are discussed, with...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Influences of social class in the food and drink sector.

This book chapter explains the theories and frameworks that relate to social class, explains why money does not just have purchasing power but also complex psychological meanings, and understands how the knowledge of consumer social class can be applied by agri-food businesses.

Author(s)
Ngugi, I. K.; O'Sullivan, H.; Osman, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392879)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The problems with well-being terminology.

In this chapter, previous studies on the similarities and differences between well-being concepts in animals are presented. The reviews were based on the following concepts: individual's perspective and perception; philosophical frameworks; a balance of pleasant versus unpleasant affect; bipolar...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.; Yeates, J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mental health and well-being benefits of personal control in animals.

This chapter will focus on the importance of the perception of control in animals, drawing on the human literature to inform and supplement our understanding where communication barriers impair our ability to obtain relevant information from the animal. Topics include: defining and characterizing...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The mental health and well-being benefits of social contact and social support in animals.

This chapter addresses the positive effects of social affiliation that extend beyond these fitness benefits. Current evidence convincingly demonstrates that social mammals (including humans, as well as some nonmammalian species) share a distinct attribute, referred to as social support, whereby...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Subjective well-being, happiness, and personality in animals.

In this chapter, the authors evaluates a subset of the evidence that our perceptions of animal happiness are accurate and that the 'happiness' that we see in other animals is much like the happiness that we see in other humans or experience ourselves. This evidence consists of work on the...

Author(s)
Weiss, A.; Robinson, L. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What is distress? A complex answer to a simple question.

The current conceptualizations of distress in animals, key considerations in conceptualizing distress, importance of clarifying our understanding of distress, and limitations of current research-based operational definitions of distress, and clarification on the meaning of homeostasis, stress, and...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Psychological trauma and posttraumatic psychopathology in animals.

The clinical aspects, diagnosis, diagnostic methods, and treatment of cases of psychological trauma and posttraumatic psychopathology in animals were discussed.

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mental health issues in the horse.

In this chapter, the physical and psychological factors that serves as threat to the mental health of horses are discussed as well as the diagnosis and treatment options available.

Author(s)
Mills, D. S.; Ricci-Bonot, C.; Hall, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter

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