Nature-based therapeutic service: Sustainability through individual holistic wellness
Theses | Contributor(s): Weaver, Shawna Jo
Human and canine personality assessment instruments to predict successful adoptions with shelter dogs
Theses | Contributor(s): Walker, Sheryl Lynn
Unspoken connections: Scientists' intersubjective experiences with animals
Theses | Contributor(s): Siegel, Angeline M.
Organizational culture in a non-profit animal assisted therapy organization
Theses | Contributor(s): Ono, Kristen S. Y.
An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond
Theses | Contributor(s): Pezzini, Elena
Psychosocial-behavioral experiences of human-animal interactions for 18- to 25-year-old young adults
Theses | Contributor(s): London-Nunez, Bertresh A. M.
The experiences of law enforcement officers when working with a K9: Social support, attachment, and stress buffering
Theses | Contributor(s): Ives, Nancy
Examining the effects of human-animal interaction on individuals with developmental disabilities
Theses | Contributor(s): Feinstein, Jennie Dapice
Caring for all creatures great and small: A qualitative analysis of senior veterinary students' career choices
Theses | Contributor(s): Allen, L. Clare V.
An exploration of pet therapy for bereavement
Theses | Contributor(s): Wood, Elizabeth A.
The wealth of research that exists regarding pet therapy was beneficial for the research regarding this study. However, there was a lack of research related to the experience of individuals who have utilized pet therapy for bereavement. Those who have utilized this form of therapy for...
Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Rogers, Teresa
This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...
The effects of animal assisted therapy on tantrums and aggressive behaviors of children with autism
Theses | Contributor(s): Jesionowicz, Rebecca L.
This study investigated the influence of Animal Assisted Therapy on three elementary school boys' with Autism Spectrum Disorder emotional regulation. The children participated in 12 Animal Assisted Therapy sessions using the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum with a therapy dog over the course of 6-8...
A qualitative study of animal assisted therapy with male probationers mandated to outpatient substance abuse group treatment
Theses | Contributor(s): Gomez, Elena Noella
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the process of therapeutic change with an adult male probationer substance abuse population in group therapy. Research has indicated that AAT is a useful intervention across a wide range of demographics....
The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation
Theses | Contributor(s): Conte, Jessica Kerrigan
This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...
Capturing the essence of canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling: A phenomenological inquiry of at-risk youths' experiences of a residential canine animal-assisted therapy program
Theses | Contributor(s): Bach-Gorman, Amber Rae
Phenomenological inquiry was implemented to capture the experiences of nine at-risk youths' unique and shared experiences of a canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) program at a therapeutic working ranch (TWR) in the mid-western United States. Five females, and four males ranging...
Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Attachment in Pet Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
Theses | Contributor(s): Thielke, Lauren E.
Effects Of A Design Intervention For Facilitating Pet Visits To Long-Term Residents In An Aged Care Facility
Theses | Contributor(s): Zhang, Fang
Learning to communicate with humans
Theses | Contributor(s): Musgrave, Daniel Jay
Save the sharks? : how negative perceptions of sharks hinders conservation
Theses | Contributor(s): Reifenberg, Stephanie
Playing with the environment : rhetorical representations of nature and sustainability in digital game spaces
Theses | Contributor(s): England, Jennifer Leigh