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  1. Análisis de oportunidades de mercado para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá

    Theses | Contributor(s): Cindy Vanesa Ríos Rodríguez

    En este trabajo se realiza el Análisis de Oportunidades de Mercado (AOM) para la creación de un Centro Integral para Mascotas (CIM) en la ciudad de Bogotá, con el fin de determinar, si existen estas oportunidades en el sector y generar una propuesta de estrategias de...

  2. Sensing and recognizing affective touch in a furry zoomorphic object

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna Flagg

    Over the last decade, the surprising fact has emerged that machines can possess therapeutic power. Due to the many healing qualities of touch, one route to such power is in haptic emotional interaction, which in turn requires sophisticated touch sensing and interpretation. We explore the...

  3. The Haptic Creature : social human-robot interaction through affective touch

    Theses | Contributor(s): Steven John Yohanan

    Emotion communication is an important aspect of social interaction. Affect display research from psychology as well as social human-robot interaction has focused primarily on facial or vocal behaviors, as these are the predominant means of expression for humans. Much less attention, however, has...

  4. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  5. Lasten Lemmikistä koko perheen Lemmikiksi : Mitä aikuiset ajattelevat Lemmikki-lehdestä ja millaista sisältöä he lehteen haluavat?

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marianne Simola

    Lemmikkieläinbuumi kasvaa: suomalaistalouksista jo 41 prosentilla on kissa tai koira, ja lemmikkiin kuluu rahaa yli 70 kertaa niin paljon kuin muutama vuosikymmen sitten. Niinpä Lemmikki-lehden toimitus haluaa laajentaa lehden kohderyhmää siten, että lasten lisäksi...

  6. The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lisa M. Smith

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...

  7. A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ricardo Cardoso Leite

    Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a...

  8. Man's Best Friend: Examining Social Functions of Dogs' in the Lives of Humans

    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily J. Sterling

  9. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  10. Eläinavusteinen toiminta osana sosiaali- ja terveysalaa : Pirkanmaan Hali-Bernit tuottamassa hyvää oloa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sini Reini

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena on tutkia ja tarkastella eläinavusteista toimintaa ja sen yhteyttä sosiaali- ja terveysalaan. Tarkemmin eriteltynä tarkoituksena on selvittää mitä eläinavusteinen toiminta on, miten eläinavusteinen toiminta voi...

  11. Zooterapie z pohledu zdravotnického pracovníka

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Línková

    Bakalářská práce pojednává o zooterapii a náhledu na ni ze strany zdravotnického personálu a laiků, kteří se o ní zajímají a pracují s ní. Skládá se ze dvou částí -...

  12. The Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Pet Ownership on Child Development: A Parental Perspective

    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin K. Leahy

    The purpose of this review is to explore the beneficial role pets play in facilitating the psychosocial development of preadolescent children. It is proposed that the pet is perceived by both the child and parent as a developmental resource during preadolescent development, as it assists the...

  13. Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions

    Theses | Contributor(s): Georgia-Rose Travis

    Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study examined relatively naive populations of Hector's dolphins and their interaction with various...

  14. Ei haukku haavaa tee : esite koira-avusteisesta kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyöstä

    Theses | Contributor(s): Inka Kansi, Anni Kauppinen

    Koirien merkitystä ihmisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta on viime vuosina käsitelty tutkimuksissa ja mediassa laajasti. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen ammattilaisille suunnattu esite yhteistyössä Koirat kasvatus- ja...

  15. Investigating cruelty to animals in private and commercial settings

    Theses | Contributor(s): Catherine Mary Tiplady

    This thesis examines animal abuse occurring in the context of domestic violence, among animals encountered by veterinarians in practice and in media broadcasts of animal cruelty. Whilst the focus on the thesis is on animal abuse within a domestic violence context, I have also studied...

  16. Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kelli Brosam

    This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...

  17. Koira-avusteinen terapia lasten psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Susanna Tuovinen

    Koira-avusteinen psykoterapia on maailmalla tunnettu hoitomuoto psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa. Suomessa se ei kuitenkaan ole vielä saavuttanut samanlaista suosiota. Tämä opinnäytetyö kertoo koira-avusteisesta terapiasta ja sen käytöstä...

  18. Paws in the sand: the emergence and development of the use of canids in the funerary practice of the ancient Egyptians(ca. 5000 BC – 395 AD) : a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mary Louise Hartley

    This research investigates the nature and scope of the inclusion of canids/dogs in the funerary practice of the ancient Egyptians. Canids used in a mortuary context are well known, due mainly to the use of canids in the later votive context. However, the first documented evidence of actual...

  19. GREEN CARE -TOIMINTA VANHUSTEN HOIDOSSA JA KUNTOUTUKSESSA : Integroitu kirjallisuuskatsaus

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anu Kosomaa

    Green Care eli Vihreä hoiva on yläkäsite monille eri sosiaalisille ja terveyden edistämisen sekä kuntoutuksen toiminnoille, joille on yhteistä luonnon, eläinten, maaseutuympäristön ja -työn hyödyntäminen ihmisten elämänlaadun...

  20. Experimental investigations of the impact of social influence on dog-human interactions

    Theses | Contributor(s): Zsófia Sümegi

    There is an increasing scientific agreement that the origin of the domestic dog dates back several tens of thousands of years. In fact, the history of dog is a history of unique behaviour evolutionary process in which they have gradually become adapted to human environment and, as a result,...