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...
Mourning the Loss of a Pet
Contributor(s): Stephen R. Pratt
Fare thee well: how to help owners (and yourself) deal with the death of a beloved pet
Contributor(s): Al Bentz, C. Bach
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
Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet
Contributor(s): Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field
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...
The attachment of humans to pets and their reactions to pet death
Contributor(s): A. L. Podberscek, J.K. Blackshaw
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
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
Survey of personal injuries caused by dogs and cats in Umea
Contributor(s): R Lindström, S Tegenborg, PO Bylund, U Björnstig, A Eriksson
Case–Control Study of Hazards in the Home and Risk of Falls and Hip Fractures
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...
Risk Factors of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Logistic Regression Tree Analysis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): T Yamashita, D Noe, A Bailer
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...
The Impact of Wilderness Therapy: Utilizing an Integrated Care Approach
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anita Tucker, Christine Lynn Norton, Steven M. DeMille, Jessalyn Hobson
The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...