Animal-assisted therapy for elementary students with emotional or behavioral disorders
Contributor(s): Lieber, Jennifer Sue
Rover's role after a loss by death: How people use dogs to help them cope
Contributor(s): Linn-Gust, Michelle
Wildlife after death: Zoomorphology and modernism
Contributor(s): Lippit, Akira Mizuta
Cardiovascular response to verbalization in type A and type B individuals in the presence of a pet dog (heart rate, stress, blood pressure, social support, human-animal bond)
Contributor(s): Locker, Barbra Zuck
Epidemiological study of Ohio animal shelters and lost and found pet population issues
Contributor(s): Lord, Linda K.
The relationship between childhood dog ownership and the development of empathy and responsibility
Contributor(s): Loveman, Carol Ann
Therapeutic Riding: Effects on Emotional Well-Being in Adults
Contributor(s): Lucas, Jamie
Therapeutic riding and art therapy: working with children with special needs
Contributor(s): Ludwick, Julie M.
The challenges and discoveries in using equine assisted psychotherapy approaches by counseling practitioners in the southwest
Contributor(s): Lujan, Katrina Maureen
Manniskan i centrum: En studie av antropocentrisk vardegemenskap
Contributor(s): Lundmark, Fredrik
Equine assisted therapy and exercise with eating disorders: A retrospective chart review and mixed method analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Lutter, Carolyn Boyd
The lived experience of dying at home for elderly male hospice clients
Theses | Contributor(s): Lynd, Mary Hysell
A Transformational Bond
Theses | Contributor(s): Nettie Locke Rogers, Professor Peter Pinnell (adviser)
I create two- and three-dimensional narrative works that are inspired by memories, objects and animals that have a significant impact on my life. The work draws from a darkness that at times surrounded my childhood. Through drawing and sculpture I create an invented world that allows me to...
Care and Companionism: Animal Ethics at the End of Life
Theses | Contributor(s): Casie Jean Dunleavy, Deborah Slicer (adviser)
In this philosophical project, I discuss the different kinds of companion animal and human relations, or in other words, and provide an argument that specifies our ethical obligations to the animals we live with—-our ‘pets.’ In the first chapter, I suggest that there are three types of...
The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Disabilities
Theses | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)
This research project is a qualitative study that explores the effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) on children with disabilities from the perspective of Animal-Assisted Therapists. One of the goals of this research project was to provide support for this holistic inclusion of AAT in...
Human-Animal Relationships in Traditional Healing Methods: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley M. Long, Dr. Jeffrey Kaufmann (adviser)
Limpiezas are a form of ritual used around the world for healing and diagnosis illness. In a lot of cases, rituals such as these are used with other objects such as bones, flowers, eggs, or animals. Within the Santeria and Andean cultures, limpiezas are performed using animals; it is the goal of...
Human–Dolphin Encounter Spaces: A Qualitative Investigation of the Geographies and Ethics of Swim-With-The-Dolphins Programs
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristin L. Stewart, J. Anthony Stallins (adviser)
Throughout history and all over the world, dolphins have been welcomed across the human-animal boundary as an ethical subject fit for human companionship. The dolphin’s charismatic status has led to a burgeoning swim-with-dolphins industry that offers eager customers opportunities for close,...
Therapeutic Riding and Its Effect on Self-Esteem
Theses | Contributor(s): Jill C. Hardy, Susan M. Schultz (adviser)
This paper documents the history of equine assisted therapy, therapeutic riding programs and the value of utilizing the equine as part of an alternative program for children and adults with disabilities. The researcher performed a qualitative study by working with two equine centers certified for...
The Effects of a Therapy Animal on College Student Stress and Arousal
Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Bjick, Katharine Hill (adviser)
Colleges are facing increasing levels of distressed students and need a wide variety of tools to assist them. One such modality is animal-assisted interaction; an integrative practice with minimal side effects. This study attempted to demonstrate that spending time with animals will decrease a...
Companion Animal Loss in a Clinical Veterinary Practice Medical Setting
Theses | Contributor(s): Robin A. Lambert, Andrea Nesmith (adviser)
Full article available for download on September 23rd, 2014. The majority of American households own a pet; however, despite the widespread popularity of companion animal ownership, modern society does not regard companion animal loss as “socially significant” loss, making this a form of...