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The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview
| Contributor(s):: Kenneth G. Weigand
Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
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| Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kasiani Michalopoulos
Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children
| Contributor(s):: Maxwell D. Rappoport
Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann
Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study
| Contributor(s):: Valerie Russell
Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry
| Contributor(s):: Kristy R. Becraft
Cats and Dogs: The Development of the Household Pet through Symbolic Interpretations and Social Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
| Contributor(s):: Lindsey Nicole Blair, Christopher Roy (adviser)
Cats and dogs are perhaps the most ubiquitous and consistently represented animals throughout documented human history. Forms of the respective species have roamed the earth for millions of years; however, cats and dogs have held different societal positions ranging from exalted deities to...
An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies
| Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)
This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...
Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
Interação humano-cão: o social constituído pela relação interespécie
| Contributor(s):: Ceres Berger Faraco
A presente tese consiste de estudos na área da Psicologia, abordando o sistema social na lnteração Humano-Cão. Defende-se que ha uma sociedade particular constituída por humanos e cães e que a teoria sobre o social de Humberto Maturana nos oferece apoio...
Avaluació de l'efectivitat de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos al tractament de fisioteràpia per a pacients amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica
| Contributor(s):: Susanna Peiris Bevers
L’objectiu d’aquest estudi és avaluar els efectes de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos en el tractament de nens amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica. Es tracta d’un assaig clínic aleatoritzat, longitudinal i de caràcter...
The pet in contemporary art
| Contributor(s):: Elmarie Pretorius
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the figure of the pet in contemporary art. I will argue that the pet offers rich potential for creative exploration that challenges the conventional binaries of self/other, human/animal, and tame/wild in a way that tries to speak of a different...
| Contributor(s):: Renn Hartmann
The extent of animal abuse, neglect and abandonment places increased pressure on animal welfare organisations to protect the welfare of animals. Such organisations operate under restricting circumstances, doing what they can with what they have and under heavy reliance on support from the public....
Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues
| Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong
Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...
The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature
| Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan
This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal relationships...
Dialogic dogs and phatic felines: speaking to and through our pets
| Contributor(s):: Nicole M. Dufour
While many pet owners acknowledge that they speak to their pet, Pet Communication has remained mostly overlooked by researchers. Through discourse analysis, this thesis is an attempt to analyze Pet Communication, which deals with human speech to a pet, about a pet, or through a pet. I analyze...
Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed
This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...
A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Michel
Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to significant risk factors that have the potential of affecting many developmental outcomes. However,...
Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey M. Large
The purpose of this study was to determine parental perceptions of the impact of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) on the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Parents of children who are DHH and communicate through listening and...