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  1. One Thousand Guinea Pigs

    Contributor(s):: Martie Ilena Stothoff

    When I was at home earlier in the year, I explained to my parents that my photography project was about the relationship between humans and animals. My father then told me about how he had heard our friend, Gabi, a professor in agriculture at Smith College, on NPR talking about her newest...

  2. Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin

    Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...

  3. The Effect of Dog Interaction through Therapy Trained Animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA Volunteering on High Achieving First Year College Student Adjustment Period

    Contributor(s):: Kamille L. Aiello

    Transitioning to college is a big change. A change that can be life altering for some students, especially when they realize that transitioning to college also means leaving their beloved companion at home. This research study proposes an Animal Assisted Activity intervention for high achieving...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. The Terrain of the Self and the Other: A Phenomenological Study of Animals as Cartographic Teachers and Healers

    Contributor(s):: Debra Lynn Goulden

    Using the metaphor of a journey, the phenomenon of companion animal caregiving is opened for appraisal. Companion animals are revealed as metaphoric cartographers or mapmakers, creators of guides of caring. Through these guides, we are called to care through the task of exploration of the inner...

  8. Animal Lovers, Bridge-Builders, and Supervising Watchdogs: Framing and Civil Society Construction by Japanese Pro-Animal Organizations in the Kansai and Tokyo Areas

    Contributor(s):: Pilvi Ahonen

    Unlike their counterparts in Europe and America, the citizen organizations acting for the well-being of animals in Japan have not received scholarly attention. In this research, I explore the activities of twelve Japanese pro-animal organizations in Tokyo and Kansai area from the...

  9. A study of the contribution of variables related to companion animals on positivity

    Contributor(s):: Dieker Larson, Erica Dawn

  10. Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family

    Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen

  11. El vinculo humano-animal: Un acercamiento fenomenologico a la relacion entre las personas y sus animales de compania

    Contributor(s):: Melendez Samo, Liza Michelle

  12. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog

    Contributor(s):: Koempel, Stephanie

  13. Animal Assisted Interventions for Hospitalized and Chronically Ill Children

    Contributor(s):: Krankl, Annika

  14. 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...

  15. When the Bond Breaks: Variables that Influence Grief Following Companion Animal Loss

    Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn

    An online survey investigated variables that are related to grief, guilt and loneliness following companion animal loss. Variables of interest were: relationship, species, time since death, type of death, attachment, social support, and demographic variables. Female and male participants over...

  16. Les determinants de l'intensite du deuil a la suite de la perte d'un animal de compagnie: Validation d'un instrument et etude de correlats

    Contributor(s):: Lavergne, Annique G.

  17. 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

  18. An investigation of the impact of companion animals on the residents of an intermediate care facility

    Contributor(s):: Westbrook, Gerald Jay

  19. An fMRI Study of Attachment to Companion Animals and Pet Ownership

    Contributor(s):: Ernst, Thomas, Psychology,, Watanabe, Sara

  20. 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...