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  1. LYSTI -RYHMÄ : Kokemuksia lasten ja nuorten koira-avusteisesta toimintaterapiaryhmästä

    Contributor(s): Sanni-Maria Sarajärvi, Eeva Määttä, Noora Happonen

    Koira-avusteisen toimintaterapian käyttö on Suomessa vielä aika tuntematonta. Myös kyseiseen menetelmään liittyviä tutkimuksia ja opinnäytetöitä on suhteellisen vähän saatavilla. Menetelmän käyttö on kuitenkin...

  2. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior

    Contributor(s): Suzanne K. Remito

    This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous pet...

  3. The Theoretical Application and Comparison of the Olfactory Sensory Organs in Swine vs Canines for Accelerant and Explosives Detection

    Contributor(s): Naomi M. Sigler

    Swine may be able to work alongside scent detection canines, or replace them completely, in the scent detection field. Miniature pigs are the focus of this study since their larger counterparts can cause damage to potential evidence and to the scene itself. Ignitable Liquid Residues (ILRs) are...

  4. Defamiliarising the Zoo : Representations of Nonhuman Animal Captivity in Five Contemporary Novels

    Contributor(s): Hadassa Prattley

    While human-animal relations have always been part of human cultures the public zoo is a relatively recent phenomenon that reflects very specific elements of Western cultures’ modern ideas about, and relationships with, nonhuman animals. By becoming such a familiar part of popular culture...

  5. ELÄINAVUSTEINEN TERAPIA : Esite laaman ja alpakan avulla toteutettavasta terapiasta

    Contributor(s): Anna Högfors

    Opinnäytetyöni on kaksiosainen: Työ sisältää toiminnallisen osuuden, joka on esitteen muodossa julkaistava tuote, sekä opinnäytetyöraportin esitteen valmistamisprosessista. Eläinavusteinen työskentelymetodi kiinnostaa terapeuttista...

  6. An assessment of community understanding of the Human Animal Conservancy Self-Insurance Scheme and the impact of human-wildlife conflicts : a case study from the Kwandu conservancy, north-east Namibia.

    Contributor(s): Marthin Kaukaha Kasaona

    The research problem of this mini-dissertation involves the conflicts between human and wildlife populations and the trialing of ‘compensation’ payouts that are emerging as a critical test within the conservancy. Crop raiders such as elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, bush pigs and...

  7. Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme

    Contributor(s): Dalia Kreindler

    This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was carried out in order to gain new insights in the learning and growth processes facilitated by...

  8. Djurens inverkan på den äldre människans välbefinnande

    Contributor(s): Alexsina Gustafsson

    Detta examensarbete var ett beställningsarbete av Lovisa stad. Syftet med arbetet var att ta reda på hur djuren påverkar den äldre människans välbefinnande. Frågeställningarna var två stycken och de löd; 1. Hur påverkar djuren den...

  9. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    Contributor(s): Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  10. Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s): Alba Méndez Moreno

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common, incurable neurodevelopmental disorder impairing the individual’s capacity of social communication and interaction. There is not any pharmacological treatment available for this disorder affecting about 1% of children worldwide, which creates a...

  11. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Contributor(s): Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  12. Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem

    Contributor(s): Maija Krastiņa

    Bakalaura darba “Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem” mērķis ir analizēt cilvēku-dzīvnieku attiecības starp kāvējiem un lauksaimniecības dzīvniekiem, it īpaši pievēršot uzmanību nozīmēm, kādas tiek piešķirtas dzīvniekiem un...

  13. The potential of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy from the perspective of the licensed mental health practitioner and/or equine specialist in South Africa

    Contributor(s): Elaine Koekemoer

    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) used to treat individuals’ psychological problems. EAP is an interactive process in which a licensed mental health practitioner, a credentialed equine professional and suitable equines work together to address...

  14. Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa

    Contributor(s): Erica C. Rogers

    Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional development. A child's ability to understand their own and others' feeling states has been linked...

  15. Interspecies Relations in Equestrian Sport

    Contributor(s): Michelle Gilbert

    This thesis is a sandwich thesis that explores youth participation in equestrian sport. Each of the three papers that comprise the substantive portion of this thesis are stand-alone papers. Each paper employs a mixed methodology which includes document analysis, media analysis, and...

  16. Eläimestä tukea : Eläimen ja nuoren vuorovaikutus

    Contributor(s): Kaisa Karvonen, Maria Poskiparta

    Tutkimuksemme tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinten eri merkitystä nuorten hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksessamme selvitimme mitä eri merkityksiä eläimillä on nuorille ja miten eri keinoin eläimiä voidaan käyttää nuorten tukena. Halusimme tuoda...

  17. Personhood and companionship among Evenki and their reindeer in Eastern Siberia

    Contributor(s): Evelyn Landerer

    This thesis aims to contribute to our understanding of human-reindeer relations among nomadic hunters and reindeer keepers and is based on a discussion of manifestations of personhood in Siberia. I then relate these to contemporary theories in human-animal relations and argue that in the case of...

  18. Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport

    Contributor(s): Candice Reynolds

    Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging multispecies sub-culture in South Africa pertaining to a German dog sport called schutzhund. Four...

  19. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    Contributor(s): Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  20. See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade

    Contributor(s): Chelsea Addison

    The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’ reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension across two conditions (reading with a dog present...