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The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, May 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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18 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
65 tweeters
facebook
36 Facebook pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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38 Dimensions

Readers on

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106 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
The Importance of the Secure Base Effect for Domestic Dogs – Evidence from a Manipulative Problem-Solving Task
Published in
PLoS ONE, May 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0065296
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Authors

Lisa Horn, Ludwig Huber, Friederike Range, Horn L, Huber L, Range F

Abstract

It has been suggested that dogs display a secure base effect similar to that found in human children (i.e., using the owner as a secure base for interacting with the environment). In children, this effect influences their daily lives and importantly also their performance in cognitive testing. Here, we investigate the importance of the secure base effect for dogs in a problem-solving task.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 6 6%
Italy 2 2%
Hungary 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 89 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 28%
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Master 17 16%
Student > Bachelor 15 14%
Other 11 10%
Other 15 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 47%
Psychology 20 19%
Unspecified 11 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 4%
Other 11 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 228. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2017.
All research outputs
#40,049
of 11,335,350 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#964
of 126,028 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#434
of 133,320 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#27
of 3,940 outputs
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