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A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts...
| Theses | 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...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
| Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of...
How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated?
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): G.J. Mason, J. Veasey
The welfare of elephants is an enormous challenge for zoos in terms of animal husbandry, financial cost and public perception. This chapter’s aim is not to discuss whether...
| Theses | Contributor(s): G.J. Mason, J. Veasey
Service Dogs for Independence
Our Director Elizabeth Morris researched many Service Dog Companies both in The United States and outside the United States in order to design the best possible option for those in need of a...
A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Downes, Martin, Lakhani, Ali, Byrne, Jason, Macfarlane, Kym
European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
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Older lesbian adults’ psychological well-being: The significance of pets
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Putney, Jennifer M.
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services: The Quarterly Journal of Community & Clinical Practice
Taylor & Francis
A true best friend
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Mayo Clinic Health Letter
University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter
Fostering the Human-Animal Bond for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra
Activities, Adaptation and Aging
Animals and Us
| Websites | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
Animals and Us focuses on the psychology and ethics of our relationships with members of other species.
Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women
| Theses | Contributor(s): Melva Juanita Bost
A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of...
Dogs, cats, and morale maintenance: some preliminary data
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Albert, A., Anderson, M.
"In this paper we present some prelimi-nary data on the contributions of dogs andcats to morale maintenance and positivesocial interaction within the family."
Myths used to legitimize the exploitation of animals: an application of Social Dominance Theory
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hyers, L. L.
Social Dominance Theory (SDT) is used as a framework for understanding human attitudes towards the use of animals. According to SDT, people high in Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) prefer a...
Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.
One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf...
Relations among need for power, affect and attitudes toward animal cruelty
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Oleson, J. C., Henry, B. C.
Previous research has investigated the relationship between empathy with humans and attitudes toward animals. Developing a better understanding of this relationship, as well as other related...
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks...
Companion animals for elderly women: The importance of attachment
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chur-Hansen, Anna, Winefield, Helen Russell, Beckwith, Melinda
Much research exploring the relationship between companion animals and physical and psychological health is quantitative and inconclusive, and inconsistent findings have been reported. In this...
Determining the value of social companionship to captive tufted capuchin monkeys ( Cebus apella )
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dettmer, E., Fragaszy, D.
The objective of the study is to assess the magnitude of the psychological need for social companionship in pair-housed tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) (six males and 1 female). The...