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  1. A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leah Staley

    This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...

  2. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  3. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Suzanne Spinosa

    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  4. Harvesting The Seeds Of Early American Human And Nonhuman Animal Relationships In William Bartram's Travels, The Travel Diary Of Elizabeth House Trist, And Sarah Trimmer's Fabulous Histories

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Blake Vives

    This thesis uses ecofeminist and human-animal studies lenses to explore human animal and nonhuman animal relations in early America. Most ecocritical studies of American literature begin with nineteenth-century writers. This project, however, suggests that drawing on ecofeminist theories with a...

  5. Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila

    Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...

  6. Assessment of the Arkansas Horse 4-H Program: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Fawn Lee Kurtzo

    Assessment of the Arkansas horse 4-H program utilized stakeholders’ perceptions to describe inputs, outcomes, preferences and impacts provided by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Stakeholders’ perceptions were captured through three studies. Studies included the...

  7. Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mielissa Beseres

    Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) are built on the foundation of the human-animal bond. Integrating animals into correctional settings through a therapeutic approach could potentially influence many individuals as prisons continue to increase their capacity. In this comparative analysis, the United...

  8. The Case for Humane Education in Social Work Education

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein

    Humane education is a form of education focusing on the intersectionality between human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. It is a solution-focused discipline striving for a healthier world for people, the environment, and animals. The argument throughout this banded...

  9. Dharma Dogs: A Narrative Approach to Understanding the Connection of Sentience Between Humans and Canines

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna Caldwell

    India has the highest population of stray dogs in the world1. Dharamsala, a cross-cultural community in the north Indian Himalayan foothills, is home to a number of particularly overweight and happy canines. However, the street dogs of Dharamsala are not an accurate representation of the state...

  10. Pilot Study on Pet Therapy and Quality of Life

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kathy L. VanVoorhis

    The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life (QOL) as an individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of their culture and value systems in relation to their goals and expectations. The goal of this pilot study was to determine how pet therapy can...

  11. Responsible Pet Ownership: Dog Parks and Demographic Change in Portland, Oregon

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Matthew Harris, Marisa Zapata

    Dog parks are the fastest growing type of park in U.S. cities; however, their increasing popularity has been met with increasing criticism of pets in public space. Dogs have shown to be a deep source of neighborhood conflict, and the provision of dog parks, or off-leash areas, is a seemingly...

  12. Zooarchaeology of the Native American Sturgeon Fishery in Coastal Oregon, 350 BC to AD 1150

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Dalyn Grindle

    Sturgeons are not found often in the archaeological record due to their largely cartilaginous skeleton. What remains are the scutes, bony scale-like plates found on the outside of the body, and some diagnostic cranial features. Perhaps due to this, little is known about sturgeon or their...

  13. Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kasiani Michalopoulos

  14. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maxwell D. Rappoport

  15. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sabine B. J. Volkmann

  16. Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study

    Theses | Contributor(s): Valerie Russell

  17. Nature Awareness and Science Achievement in Middle School: A Correlational Study

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maegan Freese, Andrew Fultz

  18. Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristy R. Becraft

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Taylor Graham

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  20. Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh

    Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....