The Biocultural Landscape of Zoonotic Disease: Examining Human-Animal Vulnerability to Anthrax on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border
Contributor(s): Jennifer Ashley Ida
The focus of this thesis is to provide a holistic understanding of the political, cultural, environmental, and biological factors that may be contributing to increased vulnerability to anthrax in Wayuu and non-Wayuu human and livestock communities in La Guajira, Colombia. Qualitative data...
The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview
Theses | Contributor(s): Kenneth G. Weigand
Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...
Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?
Theses | Contributor(s): Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien
Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...
The Effects of Pet Visitation and Human Interaction on the Happiness of Retirement Home Residents
Theses | Contributor(s): Candace Jean Donaghy, Richard Tucker (adviser)
Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta toimintakyvyn tukena
Theses | Contributor(s): Susanna Haapiainen
Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli selvittää, kuinka vaikuttavaa sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on siihen osallistuneiden toimintakyvyn kannalta. Tämä vaikuttavuus toimintakykyyn selvitettiin asiakkaiden omasta näkökulmasta katsoen. Tutkimuksessa käytettiin kahta...
Modeling a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Population and Evaluating Possible Conservation Methods, Including the Use of Eco-tourism and Education
Theses | Contributor(s): Dana Hackel
Woollying the Boundaries: Perceptions of, and Interventions into, Upland Sheep Farming in Wales
Theses | Contributor(s): Ffion Jones
This thesis uses an interdisciplinary methodological approach including art practice, ethnography and autoethnography as a way of examining the relationship between a farming family and their upland sheep farm in mid- Wales. It draws on the ethnographic methods of ‘participant...
The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care
Background: A large proportion of maltreated children carry their experiences as secrets into adulthood, leading to the continuation of the maltreatment, developmental trauma, and prevention of treatment. Many undiscovered maltreated children are referred to therapy due to behavioral and...
Practice Patterns of Equine Assisted Psychotherapists
Theses | Contributor(s): Haley Gresham
Modeled after Doherty & Simmons’ (1996) study on the practice patterns of marriage and family therapists, this project explored similar questions about equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapists who are members of two main certification organizations, EAGALA and PATH Intl. An...
The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens
Theses | Contributor(s): Hagit Brandes
The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...
Equine-assisted psychotherapy as an effective therapy in comparison to or in conjunction with traditional therapies
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristen A. Wilson
Mental disorders are a prevalent health issue that has an extensive amount of variability in the quantity of disorders, affected populations, and treatment. There are a multitude of approaches or therapeutic methods used by the mental health community. Although each therapy is valuable in...
Playing for sheep stations : a discourse analysis of wild dog management and control policy in New South Wales, Australia
Theses | Contributor(s): Penelope Margaret Marshall
This thesis challenges the constitutive and taken-for-granted assumptions of the current dominant administrative rationalist discourse of wild dog management and control (WMDC) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It asks: To what extent can conflicts over WDMC in NSW be understood in terms of...
Työntekijöiden näkemyksiä sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta
Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Larja
Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta. Toiminta perustuu sosiaalipedagogiseen viitekehykseen, jonka kolme keskeistä elementtiä ovat yhteisöllisyys, toiminnallisuus ja elämyksellisyys. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli...
"Eläinavusteisilla menetelmillä on niinku isompi potentiaali käsillä kuin mitä me ehkä välttämättä edes ymmärretäänkään" : eläinavusteisuuden merkitykset tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen harjoittelussa asiakkaan, ammattilaisen ja sosiaalialan näkökulm
Theses | Contributor(s): Katri Oijennus, Riikka Valo
Sosiaalialalla tapahtuu merkittäviä muutoksia sosiaalihuoltolakiuudistuksen sekä tulevan maakunta- eli sote-uudistuksen myötä. Nämä muutokset näkyvät monitasoisesti myös työkentillä asiakastyöhön juurrutettavien uusien...
The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives
Theses | Contributor(s): Nicole Lynne Owens
Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...
Attitude change regarding animal abuse in adults the effect of education and visual aids
Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Carter
Additionally, images of animals alone immediately increased attitudes regarding treatment of animals. This difference does not appear to increase further over time. Images of animals alone appear to aid in immediately altering individuals' sense of continuity with animals. The attitude that...
Man vs beast the human-animal boundary in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Auz
In her series of seven novels, Rowling constructs a society and a framework of characterization that allows her to explore the human-animal boundary in a variety of ways. She connects her novels to the ideology of the classical and medieval periods while still acknowledging the ways that the...
The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success
Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Benjumea
This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...
Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD
Theses | Contributor(s): Nichole Nelson
The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...