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  1. A qualitative/quantitative study of human bereavement responses to the death of an animal companion: Educational implications, resources, guidelines and strategies. (Volumes I-III)

    Contributor(s): McMahon, Sharon May (Girling)

  2. A quantitative exploration into the effects of the human and animal connection

    Contributor(s): Murrow, Brenda Lynn

  3. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    Contributor(s): Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  4. A quantitative study of the psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding

    Contributor(s): Brannon, Lori Ann.

  5. A quasi-needs assessment of a pet-facilitated therapy volunteer training program

    Contributor(s): Wolfe, William Wesley, Sr.

  6. A reason to enjoy life : the exploration and development of the therapeutic bond between people and canines

    Contributor(s): Trujillo, Jennifer Marie

  7. A Research Framework for the Geographic Study of Exotic Pet Mammals in the USA

    Contributor(s): Gabrielle C. Tegeder

    Exotic animals are not well-represented in geographic studies, even in the emerging sub-field of animal geography. With the dearth of exotic animal studies, and the relevance of exotic pets in the public consciousness and in the news, a basic, introductory study such as this is necessary to begin...

  8. A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view

    Contributor(s): Miles Kuiling Bensky

    Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285) we...

  9. A review of the impacts and benefits of human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s): Mariah Howell

    Animals, both domestic and non-domestic, have played a crucial role in our social history for thousands of years. They appear in myths and literature dating from the prehistoric times to the present, and are vital to human culture, economy, and psychology. A review of the existing literature has...

  10. A seroepidemiological study of canine zoonoses among persons occupationally exposed to dogs

    Contributor(s): Whitney Sue Krueger, Tara C. Smith (adviser)

    Zoonotic diseases continue to emerge and threaten both human and animal health. Overcrowded shelters and breeding kennels create the perfect environment for amplified infectious disease transmission among dogs and present a critical opportunity for zoonotic pathogens to emerge and threaten...

  11. A simulation study of the effect of therapeutic horseback riding : a logistic regression approach

    Contributor(s): Jeanette Pauw

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) uses the horse as a therapeutic apparatus in physical and psychological therapy. This dissertation suggests a more appropriate technique for measuring the effect of THR. A research survey of the statistical methods used to determine the effect of THR was...

  12. A Slide in Mediated Perceptions: Pit Bulls and Collateral Fallout in the Vick Trial

    Contributor(s): Bouchillon, Brandon Chase

  13. A sociobiological analysis of human-canine attachment in an adult population

    Contributor(s): Magrini, Michelle Marie

  14. A sociology of horse-racing in Britain: a study of the social significance and organisation of British horse-racing

    Contributor(s): Filby, Michael Paul

  15. A study of animal assisted therapy/activities : the effects of therapy canines on the literacy skills of students

    Contributor(s): Heffer, Jennifer T.

  16. A study of animal-assisted therapy and weekday placement of a social therapy dog in an Alzheimer's disease unit

    Contributor(s): Martin, Daun Adair

  17. A study of empathy and pet ownership in a sample of preadolescent children

    Contributor(s): Buchanan, Sandra Lynn

  18. A study of ethologic and therapeutic factors of pet-faciliated therapy ina retirement-nursing community

    Contributor(s): Andrysco, Robert Michael

  19. A study of the contribution of variables related to companion animals on positivity

    Contributor(s): Dieker Larson, Erica Dawn

  20. A study of the effects of pet ownership on mental health among community-dwelling senior citizens in northeast Tennessee

    Contributor(s): Southerland, E. Marie