Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops
Theses | Contributor(s): Jacob Monroe Davenport
I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...
The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults
Theses | Contributor(s): Leighann DeMarco
The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...
Strong souls, gentle spirits
Theses | Contributor(s): Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin
The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...
The "Right to Autonomous Agency" and the "Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships": Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World
Theses | Contributor(s): Shitangshu Roy
This thesis expands on the model presented in Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis for how companion animals might be treated as co-citizens in a post-Animal Rights world. I will attempt to clarify the distinct political obligations owed to companion animals throughout their...
Representations and bond between children and their pets
Theses | Contributor(s): Juan Carlos Rate Marcos
The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...
What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls
Videos | Contributor(s): Leslie Stewart
The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...
"It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kate Marx
There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...
The Human and Animal Bond in The Red Pony
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chaker Mohamed Ben Ali
John Steinbeck perceives the natural world in The Red Pony as uncaring and unforgiving and predatory since it is full of predators which are in a constant conflict against one another. Such a conflict occurs either between animals and animals or between humans and animals or between humans and...
Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Didier Vernay
It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...
The relationship between man and pet
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jean-Luc Vuillemenot
Part of the human movement since the dawn of time, the presence of the pet has undergone a recent evolution in its form and expression. From the utilitarian relationship and the exchange of services, the dog and the cat have entered fully into our society, especially in the West. In parallel...
Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krzysztof Tomasz Konecki
The article analyse the problem of human - animals bond creation. The analysis of video - recordings was used to beserve the gesture exchange between animals and humans. The grounded theory was used to analyse visuality of the emotional bond creation.
"Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Monika Bakke
Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?
Posters | Contributor(s): Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood
People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall quality of life, including physical, social and psychological health,...
Bakas Riding Center
Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987. It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities. Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...
An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond
Theses | Contributor(s): Pezzini, Elena
Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend
Books | Contributor(s): Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Continuing bonds research with animal companions: Implications for men grieving the loss of a dog
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Packman, Wendy, Bussolari, Cori, Katz, Rachel, Carmack, Betty J., Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Gender role conflict theory, research, and practice: Implications for understanding the human-animal bond
Book Sections | Contributor(s): O'Neil, James M., Denke, Robyn, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way: Attachment, loss, and gender role conflict in middle-aged and young-men
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Bartone, Anne, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.