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,...
Older Adults May Benefit from Bonds Formed With Dogs
Depression in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)-3
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Enmarker, Ingela, Hellzén, Ove, Ekker, Knut, Berg, Anne-Grethe T.
‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
Understanding empathy and psychopathy through cognitive and social neuroscience
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Lozier, Leah M., Brethel-Haurwitz, Kristin M., Marsh, Abigail A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Street-involved youth and their animal companions—Stigma and survival
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Lem, Michelle, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Effects of positive and negative human contacts and intranasal oxytocin on cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rault, Jean-Loup
Social factors influencing cortisol modulation in dogs during a strange situation procedure
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schöberl, Iris, Beetz, Andrea, Solomon, Judith, Wedl, Manuela, Gee, Nancy, Kotrschal, Kurt
Warmth and competence in animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sevillano, Verónica, Fiske, Susan T.
Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients’ experiences
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle
‘Bringing respite in the burden of illness’—Dog handlers’ experience of visiting older persons with dementia together with a therapy dog
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Swall, Anna, Ebbeskog, Britt, Hagelin, Carina Lundh, Fagerberg, Ingegerd
When studying the human-animal relationship became legitimate
Audio | Contributor(s): Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren describes the moment when his passion was taken seriously.
Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes
Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Peck
Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...
An investigation of the sentiments of having a dog : inspirations for the design of a toy dog
Theses | Contributor(s): Chui Wa Yeung
This research is aimed to develop a toy dog that provides the pleasure feelings as having a dog, the inspirations to the manufacturers for the design of toy dogs as per the findings of factors of sentiments of having dogs has been included in the investigation. The investigation was carried out...
Sociocultural aspects of attitudes toward marine animals: a focus group analysis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Unna Lassiter, Jennifer R. Wolch
In geographic research of the past decade, the understanding of nature-society relations has broadened to include ideas about our relationship with and attitudes toward animals. In this study, we explore the relationship between attitudes toward marine animals and...
From zoogeography to animal geography: the spatial commodification of animals
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris Mayda
Zoogeography developed as a Newtonian/Cartesian science in the early nineteenth century as descriptive classification. After Darwin it evolved into biogeography, an explanatory, then predictive science, often aligned with and even indistinguishable from ecology. As a science,...
The wrong kind of sacrifice
Newspaper Articles | Contributor(s): Namia Akhtar
Eid is an occasion to reconnect with our higher selves, the transcendent self that exists within us to connect with the celestial and to instill at least a fragment of that celestial order in our lives. Nonetheless, in contemporary Muslim society in urban Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Azha has evolved into...
The Wolf in the living room: A healing story: Julia Huffman at TEDxFargo
Videos | Contributor(s): Julia Huffman
Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs...
Our four-legged friends or a soulles object of study?: Yulia Khukalenko at TEDxVladivostok
Videos | Contributor(s): Yulia Khukalenko
The words we choose are creating the future of ... animals. Having studied how animals are regarded in scientific texts, linguist Yulia Khukalenko warns us about the consequences we can incur for animals if we go on talking about them in the same way.
Animal Companionship and Ethnic Diversity
Theses | Contributor(s): Ankita Sejra, Hita Bavishi, Rishabh Shah, Samira Behrooz, Julie M. Fagan
The study of human-animal interactions and relationships is an extremely interesting topic. For a long time these relationships have been greatly prized among people such that they have accepted the animals as a part of their lives. In the United States, certain groups of people have accepted...