Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend
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...
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
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...
Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta
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...
Assessment of the Arkansas Horse 4-H Program: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders
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...
Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs
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...
The Case for Humane Education in Social Work Education
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...
Dharma Dogs: A Narrative Approach to Understanding the Connection of Sentience Between Humans and Canines
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...
Pilot Study on Pet Therapy and Quality of Life
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...
Responsible Pet Ownership: Dog Parks and Demographic Change in Portland, Oregon
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...
Zooarchaeology of the Native American Sturgeon Fishery in Coastal Oregon, 350 BC to AD 1150
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...
Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults
Theses | Contributor(s): Kasiani Michalopoulos
Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children
Theses | Contributor(s): Maxwell D. Rappoport
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
Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study
Theses | Contributor(s): Valerie Russell
Nature Awareness and Science Achievement in Middle School: A Correlational Study
Theses | Contributor(s): Maegan Freese, Andrew Fultz
Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristy R. Becraft
Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child
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....
Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
Theses | Contributor(s): Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
Theses | Contributor(s): Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
Theses | Contributor(s): Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...