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  1. Interspecies Relations in Equestrian Sport

    Theses | 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...

  2. Eläimestä tukea : Eläimen ja nuoren vuorovaikutus

    Theses | 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...

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

    Theses | 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...

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

    Theses | 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...

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

    Theses | 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...

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

    Theses | 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...

  7. Dieren in het geding : een juridisch-historische analyse van het verbod op dierenmishandeling

    Theses | Contributor(s): E. C. de Bordes

    In 1886 the Criminal Code first came into effect. It stipulated, in article 254, that maltreatment of an animal was a crime. Sanctions could be imprisonment for a period of up to three months, or a fine of 120 guilders at most. Maltreatment was not defined. The basic principle...

  8. Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Melanie Woolen

        This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...

  9. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    Theses | Contributor(s): Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  10. Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Nichole Tongg

    Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...

  11. Caracterização dos comportamentos de tutores de animais de estimação numa amostra não probabilística

    Theses | Contributor(s): Zélia Irina Lucas Rebelo

    O presente estudo tem como objectivo caracterizar o comportamento dos tutores de animais utilizando uma amostra não-probabilística. Neste contexto, foi elaborado um questionário online conduzido entre Março de 2014 e Julho de 2014, que consiste em 31 questões...

  12. Human-animal interactions: Survey of contact behavior relevant for the spread of infectious diseases

    Theses | Contributor(s): Yimer Wasihun Kifle

    Background: Approximately 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases that affect humans are diseases of animal origin, and approximately 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic. Contact between humans and pets, livestock, poultry and other animals could enable transmission of...

  13. Empathy Towards Non-Human Animals: Its Role in Emotion Recognition, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hoarding Disorder

    Theses | Contributor(s): Elisa Silvia Colombo

    Background: empathy has been defined as a vicarious affective response that arises from attending another individual’s emotional experience and is more appropriate to another’s situation than one’s own. It is a complex and multidimensional psychological process, which involves...

  14. Terapia asistida con animales en pacientes oncológicos: una revisión bibliográfica

    Theses | Contributor(s): María Marco Oliver

    El cáncer causa desajustes psicológicos y emocionales debido a su naturaleza crónica. Los pacientes oncológicos tienen una alta prevalencia de padecer algún trastorno psicológico, entre los que destacan la depresión y los trastornos de ansiedad....

  15. Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mackenzie K. Kelley

    My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within human contexts. I will look at how the history of humans and certain species have intertwined to...

  16. The human horse: equine husbandry, anthropomorphic hierarchies, and daily life in Lower Saxony, 1550-1735

    Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Eisemann

    This dissertation examines how human-animal relationships were formed through daily equine trade networks in early modern Germany. As reflections of human cultural values and experiences, these relationships had a significant impact in early modern Braunschweig-Lüneburg both on the practice...

  17. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    Theses | Contributor(s): Elan L. Abrell

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  18. La Teràpia Assistida amb Animals com a tractament de la simptomatologia associada a la demència: disseny d'un estudi experimental

    Theses | Contributor(s): Joana Gassó i Jordán

    El nombre de persones afectades de demència no para d’incrementar-se. Els afectats, a més dels símptomes cognitius i el deteriorament funcional, sovint pateixen simptomatologia psicològica i conductual associada. Conforme va avançant la malaltia aquesta...

  19. Animal assisted crisis response and creating connections: a practical guide for implementing therapy dogs into a victim services policing environment

    Theses | Contributor(s): Krista L. E. Levar

    This project was created to address the needs of police based victim services units as they implement a therapy dog program into police detachments. Taking the form of a manual, this project examines the many considerations of implementing a program that has very little precedent in Canada and...

  20. At Home, with the Good Horses: Relationality, Roles, Identity and Ideology in Iron Age Inner Asia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Gala Argent

    As an overarching theme, this thesis is concerned with investigating archaeologically the relationships between humans and horses within the Iron Age Inner Asian society of the Pazyryk archaeological culture. Prior archaeologies of horses in Iron Age Eurasia have approached them in a segmented...