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This thesis examined the role of viewing a picture of one's pet as a mechanism for alleviating the symptoms of stress. The mental arithmetic task (MAT), a psychosocial stressor was used to induce stress. Participants were randomly assigned into one of six visual conditions: either a picture of their personal pet (n = 9), an unfamiliar animal (n = 9), a person who is supportive and important to the participant (n = 9), an unfamiliar person to the participant (n =8), a pleasant image (control 1)doi:10.32920/ryerson.14657019.v1 fatcat:t2sqclfgovfzzdevjsr7j4e5m4