The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies
Theses | Contributor(s): Julianne L. D'Amico
This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...
"Eläimet on tehty ruuasta!" : Eläinetiikkaa Kajaanin alakouluissa
Theses | Contributor(s): Heidi Manner
Opinnäytetyöni on johdannainen kehittämisprojektistani, jossa suunnittelin ja toteutin tilaustyönä Animalian kouluvierailumateriaalipaketin alakouluikäisille. Tavoitteena on selvittää 2-6-luokkalaisten lasten ja heidän vanhempiensa...
Literary Beasts: Use of Animal Imagery in The Canterbury Tales
Theses | Contributor(s): Morgan Kentsbeer
Through this paper I am going to argue that animals from the Middle Ages held more worth and were often considered to be more important than their modern counterparts. This gets shown through the three types of ways that animals are used within The Canterbury Tales. First, they are...
An analysis of human-coyote relationship in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga
Theses | Contributor(s): Jeremy W. Hooper
Human-coyote interactions are an increasing challenge for North American wildlife managers. My objectives were to: 1) provide data on the types and general spatial distribution of human-coyote interactions in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) identify landscapes associated with human-coyote...
The link between recurrent childhood animal cruelty and recurrent interpersonal violence
Theses | Contributor(s): Caleb E. Trentham
In the early 1960s, researchers began to examine the potential link between childhood animal cruelty and future interpersonal violence. Findings since then have been inconsistent in establishing a relationship between the two. This may be due to researchers failing to measure the recurrency of...
It's the Journey: The Developmental and Attachment Implications of Animal Assisted Play Therapy(TM) for Children in Emergency Housing
Theses | Contributor(s): Katharine Penzo Wenocur
BACKGROUND: Child homelessness is correlated with a wide range of health and psychosocial challenges including poor school performance, juvenile justice involvement, and heightened risk of exposure to early-life violence and trauma. Despite this, participation in therapy tends to be low. Animal...
Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird
Theses | Contributor(s): Lauren Marjorie Gillespie
Overall, few studies have focused on anthropogenic disturbance on wildlife physiology. Research has typically focused on how environmentally contaminated areas or anthropogenic disturbance (e.g. noise, human activity) influences biodiversity, community structure and behavior of individual...
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions
Theses | Contributor(s): Joel Bignell
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions. This report is written to inquire as to whether there are certain circumstances when bestiality is morally permissible. There may be a point where an animal has a sufficiently high degree of freedom and intelligence, among other things, to qualify as a...
Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature
Theses | Contributor(s): Barnaby McLaughlin
This dissertation explores the representations of interspecies relationships in contemporary American literature. In recent years, interdisciplinary attention, variously referred to under the umbrella categories of Posthumanism," "Human-Animal Studies," "Animality...
The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents
Theses | Contributor(s): Erin B. Stromberg
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...
Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping
Theses | Contributor(s): Kori Nadine Armstrong
This thesis investigates the complex and dynamic communicative relationship between beekeepers and their managed honey bee colonies, providing insight into the relationship between bees, their stewards, and the interface between nature and culture. It also helps unravel the ways in which this...
The Dog in Roman Peasant Life
Theses | Contributor(s): Kyle deSandes-Moyer
Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...
Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy
Theses | Contributor(s): Karen Elizabeth Krob
Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...
Prison-based animal programs: a descriptive analysis
Theses | Contributor(s): Alicia M. Loe
There are many types of programs used in prisons. One such type is known as prison-based animal programs (PAPs). Prison-based animal programs bring animals into facilities in order to help offenders with emotional and behavioral problems. However promising these programs are, there is little...
A Protocol for Animal Assisted Therapy in a Midwestern Hospital
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexie J. Traiser, Katie J. Huot
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been shown to improve physiological, psychological, social, and physical aspects of clients (Miller & Ingram, 2000; Diefenbeck, Bouffard, Matukaitis, Hastings & Coble, 2010). AAT increases an individual’s strength, cognition, range of motion, and...
The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism
Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Friedrich
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...
An Occupational Therapist's Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents
Theses | Contributor(s): Ann Marie Bilek, Hannah Osborne
According to the comprehensive literature review, animals are currently being used as an effective tool during therapy and have been reported to promote improvement with communication, behaviors, quality of life, and self esteem of different treatment populations. Since emotionally disturbed...
Captive Audiences: Interactions Between Visitors and Bonobos at the San Diego Zoo
Theses | Contributor(s): Elena Miyoko Carver
Primate exhibits in American zoological parks, especially those featuring the great apes, are among the most compelling, complex, and popular exhibits for visitors, and are a primary way the American public becomes familiar with our closest living relatives. In this study, I approach the...
Secret Psychological Revelations of Dolphins in Captivity
Theses | Contributor(s): Haylee Elizabeth Hilton
As with most things, the early years of Sea Animal training consisted of trials and errors, experimentations and false starts. Again, as with most things, those early efforts were analyzed and the successful efforts were kept and incorporated into the regular training routines....
Umfrage : Einsatz von Tieren auf Palliativstationen und in stationären Hospizen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz und : Prospektive klinische Studie zur Überprüfung der Wirksamkeit Tiergestützter Therapie (TGT) zur Verbesserung der Befindlic
Theses | Contributor(s): Cora Tews