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  1. Modeling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents

    Contributor(s):: Molly Spacapan

    Coyote management in urban areas has become a concern for wildlife professionals. In the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region (GCMR) wildlife professionals have received an increased number of complaints from residents. Based on cultural theory and cognitive hierarchy theory, we hypothesized that...

  2. Best practices for designing and planning events where human-animal interactions are encouraged, based on observations of risk behaviors and hand hygiene at such events

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalo Erdozain

    Outbreaks of human illness have been linked to visiting settings with animal contact throughout developed countries. These outbreaks demonstrate that although contact with animals in public settings can provide educational and entertainment opportunities, the potential to spread disease exists if...

  3. Applying social science to inform conservation solutions regarding owned outdoor cats in urbanizing landscapes

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Gramza

    Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) incur and impose risks on ecosystems and represent a complex issue of critical importance to wildlife conservation and domestic cat and human health. There is an inherent social dimension to the issue of owned free-ranging cats, as humans are their...

  4. Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina

    Contributor(s):: Bowser, Gregg

  5. Dangerous dog or dastardly dude? Anthropomorphism, threat, and willingness to approach non-human targets

    Contributor(s):: Butterfield, Max Edward

  6. The human element of wildlife health: Mental models, risk perceptions, and attitudes toward wildlife disease management

    Contributor(s):: Hanisch-Kirkbride, Shauna Lynn

  7. Health-related quality of life and pet ownership among online university workers

    Contributor(s):: Maynard, Pamela L.

  8. Use of the health belief model to explain perceptions of zoonotic disease risk by animal owners

    Contributor(s):: Karen L. Wheeler

    The rise in the number of public health risks from zoonotic disease in just the past two decades has underscored both the importance of educating the public about risky health behaviors and preventive measures, and the need to communicate these topics in clear, concise and accessible language...

  9. A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines

    Contributor(s):: Alison Selby

    This systematic review examines the empirical literature in an emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions involving equines across populations. Fourteen full reports in English were extracted from 103 studies accessed through sixteen electronic databases and a...