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  1. Thunderstorm phobia in dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kari Wallentine

    Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...

  2. For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children

    Presentations | Contributor(s): Rachel Lee

    Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served...

  3. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Digital dog shelter application

    Theses | Contributor(s): Taryn Bzdick

    Pet overpopulation has been a major issue for a long time. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are in shelters all over the country who desperately need homes. When looking up these dogs on shelter web sites it is common to find a small blurb and a low quality photograph in a poorly designed...

  7. 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...

  8. Fine dogs the project

    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Catalina Perilla Suarez

    For years, the human animal has called the dog as man's best friend, but what does this honestly refer to? What is the relation of the human animal to the dog? How many years ago did the call begin, domestication? , In my project I will solve these questions, in addition to entering the...

  9. Buying habits in pet owners (dogs) on vaccination practices

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Milena Beltran Ochoa

    This paper aims to validate the importance of the approach that multinational pharmaceutical companies should have to the final purchasers of vaccines and veterinary products. Through market research, it is proven that ordinary people are not aware of the health care they should have with their...

  10. 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...

  11. The media coverage of animal abuse in the digital versions of two media in Peru as well as the perceptions of activists and decision makers

    Theses | Contributor(s): Marita Calderon Torres

    This research contributes to an ethical debate in Peru; One whose incipient condition is inversely proportional to its level of urgency. If respect for the different forms of life that coexist with human beings matters in the various agendas, the issue of animal abuse is still a point of focus...

  12. Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis

    Theses | Contributor(s): Sandra Yetta Fields

  13. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen

    Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...

  14. Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity

    Videos | Contributor(s): Steven Hansen

    Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...

  15. 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...

  16. Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature

    Reports | Contributor(s): Rhiana Kohl

    Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...

  17. Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature

    Reports | Contributor(s): Susan M. McDonald

    The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...

  18. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    Reports | Contributor(s): Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  19. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on...

  20. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...