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  1. Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective

    Contributor(s): Sarah Jayne Parkin

    Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...

  2. The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry

    Contributor(s): Nicholas Ian Waychoff

  3. Representations of polar bears in tourism: Exploring power relations through discourse analysis

    Historical and contemporary relationships between human beings and polar bears are dynamic and complex, and the lives of these two animal species continue to be intimately intertwined in the tourism context. The polar bear viewing industry increasingly relies on the (re)creation, dissemination,...

  4. Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande

    Contributor(s): Emma Gäddnäs

    Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...

  5. Governing Pet Love: 'Crazy Cat Ladies,' Cultural Discourse, and the Spatial Logics of Inter-Species Intimacies

    Contributor(s): William L. McKeithen

    Pet animals in the United States have been increasingly incorporated into relationships and spaces of intimacy. As a result, an intense set of discourses has emerged to delineate and govern what modes of interspecies intimacy are `normal' or `inappropriate.' The widely known stereotype of...

  6. Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs

    Contributor(s): Anamarie Johnson

    The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...

  7. Eläinavusteisen toimintaterapian arviointikäytänteet

    Contributor(s): Johanna Hakanen, Jenni Huttunen

    Kiinnostus Green Carea kohtaan kasvaa parhaillaan niin maailmalla kuin Suomessa. Eläinavusteinen terapia, jota muun muassa toimintaterapeutit käyttävät yhtenä työmuotonaan kuuluu tämän käsitteen alle. Opinnäytetyön kohteena oli tutkia...

  8. The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Single Adults in Midlife

    Contributor(s): Lauren McGillivray

    Pets are shown to enhance quality of life through support and companionship. Midlife is a time where pets may be most valuable, since it is a time that involves critical changes to intimate relationships, roles and status. In this article a critical review of the literature on midlife development...

  9. Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System

    Contributor(s): Aileigh Kay

    A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...

  10. Humane Education: Perspectives of Practitioners on Program Evaluation Efforts and Analysis of Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy in Two Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs

    Contributor(s): Melanie Wagner

    This descriptive and comparative study examined the current landscape of humane education program evaluation and data analysis through a survey of humane educators across the country. Results of the humane education survey show that data collection and evaluation are occurring in humane education...

  11. KUMPPANINA LEMMIKKI : Opas lemmikkieläimen hankkimisen ja omistamisen tueksi

    Contributor(s): Anniina Niska, Merja Salovaara

    Toimintaterapia on kuntoutusta, jossa kuntoutuja ja toimintaterapeutti työskentelevät yhteistyössä kuntoutujan toimintamahdollisuuksien lisäämiseksi. Toiminnan terapeuttisen käytön avulla tuetaan kuntoutujan toiminnallista suoriutumista hänelle...

  12. Interação humano-cão: o social constituído pela relação interespécie

    Contributor(s): Ceres Berger Faraco

    A presente tese consiste de estudos na área da Psicologia, abordando o sistema social na lnteração Humano-Cão. Defende-se que ha uma sociedade particular constituída por humanos e cães e que a teoria sobre o social de Humberto Maturana nos oferece apoio...

  13. Facilitating an animal-assisted intervention program : the risks and rewards of working with animals in helping and educational settings

    Contributor(s): Katelynn Couling

    Humans and animals have been living and working together for centuries. The mutual relationship that developed lead professionals to begin incorporating animals into human services and education to enhance human wellness, a practice presently referred to as Animal-assisted Intervention (AAI). In...

  14. Mögliche Effekte der tiergestützten Therapie bei Menschen mit Demenz : Umsetzung dieses Ansatzes in der Ergotherapie

    Contributor(s): Sarah Hauser, Erika Kuster

    Ziel: In dieser Bachelorarbeit geht es darum, mögliche Effekte von tiergestützter Therapie auf älteren Menschen mit Demenz aufzuzeigen und mögliche Ansätze für die Ergotherapie anhand des Lifestyle Performance Models darzustellen.Hintergrund: Durch den...

  15. Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.

    Contributor(s): Kate Bronwyn Jones

    Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present, there is little published research about equine assisted programmes in Ireland. The main intention of...

  16. Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations

    Contributor(s): Linsen Settembrini

    This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated...

  17. Suomenkarjan käyttö terapiaeläimenä

    Contributor(s): Anu Kinnunen

    Suomen alkuperäiskarjojen annettiin miltei kuolla sukupuuttoon, ennen kuin niiden suojeluun viimein parikymmentä vuotta sitten havahduttiin. Arvokkaan geeniaineksen katoaminen olisi ollut kohtalokasta maamme jalostustyölle ja kotieläinlajien monimuotoisuudelle....

  18. The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children

    Contributor(s): Michael Jeffrey Donaldson

    The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...

  19. Zoo Animals, Livestock, and Pets, Oh MY! An Exploration of the Ethics of Captive Breeding

    Contributor(s): Colleen McArdle

    What is captive breeding? Captive breeding is a mode of breeding in which humans decide which animals will be parents and arrange reproduction for purposes that we define. Zoos have used it as a conservation strategy in the United States since the 1960’s, but it is also used to breed...

  20. Prisoners in War: Zoos and Zoo Animals During Human Conflict 1870-1947

    Contributor(s): Clelly Johnson

        Animals are sentient beings capable of many of the same feelings experienced by humans. They mourn a loss, they feel love and loyalty, and they experience fear. During wars and conflicts, fear is a prevailing emotion among humans, who worry for their wellbeing. Animals,...