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  1. Direct Experience With Nature and the Development of Biological Knowledge

    Contributor(s): Sarah E. Longbottom, Virginia Slaughter

    Research Findings: An emerging consensus is that casual, direct contact with nature influences the development of children’s biological knowledge. Here we review the existing literature on this topic, focusing on the effects of (a) rural versus urban rearing environments and (b) pet...

  2. Mourning the Loss of a Pet

    Contributor(s): Stephen R. Pratt

  3. Fare thee well: how to help owners (and yourself) deal with the death of a beloved pet

    Contributor(s): Al Bentz, C. Bach

  4. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

    Contributor(s): Cori Bussolari, Janice Habarth, Satoko Kimpara, Rachel Katz, France Carlos, Amy Chow, Hisao Osada, Yukiko Osada, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field, Wendy Packman

  5. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet

    Contributor(s): Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field

  6. Grieving the Loss of a Pet Needs the Health System Recognition

    Contributor(s): Bidhu K. Mohanti

    Globally there is increased presence of pets in the households. This non-human relationship, with its dimensions of physical and emotional bonds, can get severely jolted on the death of the companion animal. It sets a feeling, ‘our life is now left with a void and the house feels utterly...

  7. The attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death

    Contributor(s): A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw

  8. A longitudinal study of mental illness among bereaved pet owners

    Contributor(s): Y. Kimura, K. Kanai, N. Itoh, S. Chikazawa, Y. Hori, F. Hoshi, H. Kawabata, M. Maezawa

  9. Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population

    Contributor(s): Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid

  10. Survey of personal injuries caused by dogs and cats in Umea

    Contributor(s): R Lindström, S Tegenborg, PO Bylund, U Björnstig, A Eriksson

  11. Case–Control Study of Hazards in the Home and Risk of Falls and Hip Fractures

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindy Clemson, Robert G. Cumming, Maryanne Roland

    The importance of environmental hazards in the home as risk factors for falls and fractures is uncertain. A case–control study was conducted, involving people aged 65 years and over referred to an occupational therapy department for home assessment. There were 52 subjects with a recent...

  12. Risk Factors of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Logistic Regression Tree Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): T Yamashita, D Noe, A Bailer

  13. Dogs and cats as environmental fall hazards

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Judy A Stevens, S. L. Teh, Tadesse Haileyesus

    ProblemFalls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the United States. This study assessed the prevalence of fall injuries associated with cats and dogs in the United States and describes the types of injuries sustained, the location, activity, and circumstances under which they...

  14. The Impact of Wilderness Therapy: Utilizing an Integrated Care Approach

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anita Tucker, Christine Lynn Norton, Steven M. DeMille, Jessalyn Hobson

  15. The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp

  16. Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan

    Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...

  17. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  18. New learning worlds: the significance of nature in the lives of marginalised young people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jocey Quinn

    This article explores a hitherto neglected issue: the significance of nature in the learning lives of marginalised young people. Drawing on both post-human and sociocultural perspectives, it develops a theoretical analysis of this important subject. It uses research with 114 young people in jobs...

  19. Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carol Fuller, Daisy Powell, Simon Fox

    In this paper we explore the role of outdoor residential experiences on the sense of efficacy and examination attainment of a group of under achieving students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The article reports on a three year project which focuses on two groups of Year 9 (age 14) to...

  20. Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emilia Fagerstam, Jonas Blom

    This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13–15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in...