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  1. Interactions with Horses is Associated with Higher Mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability and Lower Electrodermal Response in College Students

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Mary Wach

    A wealth of research has revealed psychological and physiological benefits of interactions with animals. As yet, research is limited to smaller animals such as dogs and cats and has not examined the benefits of human-horse interactions. The present study examined the effects of video-simulated...

  2. Animal attachment, absorption and empathy as moderators of dog-based stress reduction

    Contributor(s):: Sectzer, Jessica

  3. Effect of a pet dog on hypertensive process and self-disclosure during marital dialogue

    Contributor(s):: Holt, M. L.

  4. Effects of a trained therapy dog in child-centered play therapy on children's biobehavioral measures of anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Annette L. Athy

    This study was concerned with reducing children’s anticipatory anxiety when entering mental health services for the first time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether combining two effective modalities, play therapy and animal-assisted therapy, would be effective in decreasing...

  5. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello