Faculty Associates

Alan M. Beck

Contact Information
Email: abeck@purdue.edu
Office: VPTH Map
Phone: (765) 494-0854
Fax: (765) 494-9830
Homepage: Homepage
Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology
Director Center of the Human-Animal-Bond

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Education


B.A. Brooklyn College {CUNY} 1964
M.A. California State University at Los Angeles 1968
Sc.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health 1972

Research Interests


Animal and human behavior, human-animal ecology, human-animal interaction, public health, epidemiology

Grants


NSF/University of Washington
Pet Care Trust

Selected Publications


Burres, S., Edwards, N. E., Beck, A. M. and Richards, E. (2016), Incorporating Pets into Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Case Study. Rehabil Nurs, 41: 336341. doi:10.1002/rnj.260

Landau RE, Beck AM, Glickman LT, Litster A, Widmar, NJO, & Moore, GE. Use of veterinary services by Latino dog and cat owners with various degrees of English-language proficiency. JAVMA 248 (6): 681-689.

Landau RE, Beck AM, Glickman LT, Litster A, Olynk Widmar, NJ, & Moore, GE. Preparedness of small animal veterinary practices to communicate with Spanish-speaking pet owners with limited proficiency in English. JAVMA 248 (6): 690-699.

Landau, RE, Beck, A., Glickman, LT, Litster A, Widmar NJO, & Moore GE. 2015. Survey of US Veterinary students on communicating with limited English proficient Spanish-speaking pet owners. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 42(4): 324-331.

O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., Beck, A. M., & Slaughter, V. 2015. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context. Developmental Psychobiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/dev.21310

Beck AM. 2014 The biology of the human-animal bond. Animal Frontiers 4(3): 32-36.

Bassette L, Templin S, Beck AM, Russell M, & Brady C. 2014. The effects of an equine-based mathematics curriculum on academic engagement behavior. Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding 19: 26-41.

O'Haire M. E., McKenzie, S. J., Beck, A. M., & Slaughter, V. (2013). Social Behaviors Increase in Children with Autism in the Presence of Animals Compared to Toys. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e57010.

Edwards NE. Beck AM, & Lim E. 2014. Influence of aquariums on resident behavior and staff satisfaction in dementia units. Western Journal of Nursing Research 36(10): 1309-1322. Also published online 17 March 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0193945914526647.

Beck AM. 2010. Animals and child health and development, Ch: 3, 43-52. In Animals in Our Lives: Human-Animal Interaction in Family, Community, and Therapeutic Settings. McCardle P, McCune S, Griffin JA, Esposito L, Freund L. [eds] Baltimore, Brookes Publishing.

Fine AH, Beck AM. 2010. Understanding our kinship with animals: input for health care professional interested in the human-animal bond, Ch 1: 3-15, in Fine AH. [ed] The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice-3rd Edition. Academic Press, New York.

Katcher AH, Beck AM. 2010. Newer and older perspectives on the therapeutic effects of animals and nature, Ch 4: 49-58, in Fine AH. [ed] The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice-3rd Edition. Academic Press, New York.

Beck AM. 2010. Humane education: the humane university, pp. 329-330, in Bekoff M [ed] Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare-Second Edition. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Melson GF, Peter H. Kahn PH Jr, Beck, AM, Friedman B. 2009. Robotic pets in human lives: implications for the human-animal bond and for human relationships with personified technologies. Journal of Social Issues 65(3): 545-567.

Melson GF, Peter H. Kahn PH Jr, Beck, AM, Friedman B, Roberts T, Garrett E. 2009. Children's behavior toward and understanding of robotic and living dogs. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 30:92-102.

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