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Does Pet Arrival Trigger Prosocial Behaviors in Individuals with Autism?

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Item scores of “offering to share” at t0 (4-to-5-years old; in grey) and t1 (current period; mean age: 129.9±55.8 months old; in black) for G0A (group with no pet in the family), Gpet (group with a pet arriving after the child’s 5th birthday), G0B (group with no pet in the family) and Galw (group always with at least one pet at home since birth).

Higher the score, more significant was the “offering to share” (e.g. sharing food or toys with parents or other children).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0041739.g001