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  1. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    Contributor(s):: Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  2. Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Ann Asel

    This study had two major purposes. The first was to determine if therapy dogs played a significant role in helping students reduce the amount of stress they were experiencing while they were studying for their end of the semester final exams. Research suggests that when individuals are...

  3. Gender-differences in social health concepts. A cross-sectional study on interpersonal stress, social support and companionship with dog: correlations to sleep-problems

    Contributor(s):: Siv Elin Skille

    Background and overview: Social ties have profound effects on health and well-being, and men and women are found to differ in the concepts of it. Findings are however somewhat inconclusive on some aspects. This study contributes to existing knowledge about gender-differences in interpersonal...

  4. Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism

    Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin

    To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...

  5. The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives

    Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer

  6. Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University

    Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge

    During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...

  7. The role of companion animals in modern societies, with special reference to the involvement of the veterinarian

    Contributor(s):: Odendaal, Johannes Stefanus Joubert

  8. Kindred spirits: A phenomenological study of the experience of volunteering with a companion animal

    Contributor(s):: Paige, Leslie

  9. Healing relationships with companion dogs in the therapeutic process: An exploratory qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Pehle, Margaret A.

  10. Emotional benefits of dog ownership: Impact of the presence of a pet dog on owners' responses to negative mood induction

    Contributor(s):: Beals, Eve E.

  11. An analysis of psychological processes of companion dogs on humans

    Contributor(s):: Ferreyra, Alejandro Jorge

  12. Human-animal relationships in Ancient Rome

    Contributor(s):: Fitzgerald, B. K. B.

  13. More than man's best friend: a look at attachment between humans and their canine companions

    Contributor(s):: Kennedy, Samantha E.

  14. More than man's best friend: a look at attachment between humans and their canine companions

    Contributor(s):: Samantha E. Kennedy

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are currently more than 60 million pet dogs in the United States. This is an increase of nearly eighteen percent since 1991, coinciding with a growing area of research on human’s relationships with companion animals and companion...

  15. Perceptions of guide dog users on their dogs' impact on their lives

    Contributor(s):: Mei Ling Wong

    Since 1929, dogs have been trained in the United States to guide the blind and visually impaired. While there are numerous testimonials and personal accounts on how dog guides change the individual lives of their blind handlers, there is a paucity of research on this topic. The intent of this...