Man vs beast the human-animal boundary in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Auz
In her series of seven novels, Rowling constructs a society and a framework of characterization that allows her to explore the human-animal boundary in a variety of ways. She connects her novels to the ideology of the classical and medieval periods while still acknowledging the ways that the...
The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success
Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Benjumea
This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...
Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD
Theses | Contributor(s): Nichole Nelson
The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....
Animal Cities: Post-Human Urban Wildness
Theses | Contributor(s): Jing Huang
This thesis contends that architecture should be designed in a way to foster closer human-animal relationships. Cities are typically designed solely with the human in mind, and over time, animals have been pushed out of the city, decreasing biodiversity. Peoples’ tendency is to separate...
A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
Theses | Contributor(s): Leah Staley
This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...
Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti
Theses | Contributor(s): Eeva Kahilaniemi
Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...
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