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Animal Welfare: A Contemporary Understanding Demands a Contemporary Approach to Behavior and Training
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Contributor(s):: E. Anne McBride, David J. Montgomery
Contemporary understanding of One Welfare highlights the intrinsic link between animal and human welfare and ethics, regarding physical and psychological well-being as equally important. These principles apply to all animals we keep, regardless of why we keep them. One factor influencing...
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools
Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents
Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...
Are therapy dogs like Xanax? does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?
Contributor(s):: Hunt, Melissa G., Chizkov, Rachel R.
Necessary components of a treatment protocol for childhood posttraumatic stress disorder using animal-assisted therapy as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy [dissertation]
Contributor(s):: Beale, Leanne
Landscape barkitecture : guidelines for behaviorally, mentally and physically responsive dog parks
Contributor(s):: Carla I. Corbin
In response to the growing dilemma surrounding urban companion animal management, municipalities are beginning to designate specific locations to offer dogs an opportunity to play, socialize, and exercise off-leash. Current dog park establishment practices utilized by municipalities typically...
Reins and Rainbows
Reins and Rainbows, INC. serves children, youth, adults, and families by providing emotional and behavioral support through experiential learning and cognitive behavioral therapy.Assisted by equine partners who provide stability and unconditional regard, a safe and supportive environment is...
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Effects of a Program of Adapted Therapeutic Horse-Riding in a Group of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children
Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, Andrés, Risco, Manuel López, Rubio, Jesús Carlos, Guerrero, Eloisa, García-Peña, Inés Magdalena
Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in...
A Novel Behavioral Intervention in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control: Preliminary Results From a Pilot Randomized Control Trial
Contributor(s):: Maranda, Louise, Lau, May, Stewart, Sunita M., Gupta, Olga T.
Material culture, behavior, and identity: the human body as experiential nexus
Contributor(s):: Piprani, John
Doing, being and becoming : the sociality of children with autism in activities with therapy dogs and other people
Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga
Nonhuman Animal Cruelty, Bullying, and Behavioral Difficulties among Women
Contributor(s):: Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C.
Bullies, Victims, and Animal Abusers: Do They Exhibit Similar Behavioral Difficulties?
Contributor(s):: Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C., Giuliani, C. N., Dimmer, L. N.
Two hundred forty-four male undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory psychology class completed surveys assessing animal abuse tendencies, bullying behaviors, and victimization by bullying during their K-12 school experience. Participants also completed the Strengths and Difficulties...
The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy
We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization serving the Portland Metro area. Our therapy teams are dog/handler pairs who are ably assisted by others who share the vision. We teach relationship and problem-solving skills to at-risk youths through classes in positive dog training.