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The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Kalina Welch
To assess how physiological stress response is affected by human-canine interactions, one hundred-thirty (n=130) Carroll College students in Helena, Montana participated in trials designed to...
Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
| Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Costa Maragos
Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students,...
Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU
Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy...
Comparing the Effect of Animal-Rearing Education in Japan with Conventional Animal-Assisted Education
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yuka Nakajima
An increasing number of teachers are introducing animals into their class so that pupils foster cognitive, physiological, and social skills through their interaction with animals. Along with such...
Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe
Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to...
The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students
| Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler
Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia....
Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in...
Therapy cat in the library media center
| Theses | Contributor(s): Anna L. Talbot
This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available,...
Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ãngela Maria Dias de Vilhena e Mascarenhas
A realização deste estudo terá a intenção de levantar a possibilidade e verificar a exequibilidade da implementação de projectos / programas de...
Koirakuuntelijat : koira-avusteinen työskentely koulukiusaamiseen puuttumisessa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Merja Lundelin
Kehittämistyöni tavoitteena oli tehdä koulukiusaamisprojektista projektisuunnitelma. Hankkeen aloitteentekijänä on Suomen Karva-Kaverit ry. Kehittämistyöni aihe...
Student Perceptions of Introducing a Service-Dog-in-Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kara Worley
For centuries, dogs have been utilized for therapeutic purposes, as pets, and as highly trained service animals. Past research has focused specifically on the benefits associated with utilizing...
An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.
J Vet Med Educ
See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade
| Theses | Contributor(s): Chelsea Addison
The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’...
L'Assetjament escolar a través de les teràpies assistides amb animals
| Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Girabal i Escámez
Aquest treball de recerca pretén investigar la principal problemàtica que trobem actualment a les aules i centres educatius, l’assetjament escolar. L’objectiu és...
Counselor Empathic Responding in the Presence of a Therapy Dog
| Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Perry
This study examined the difference between counselor empathic responding with and without a therapy dog in their counseling sessions was examined in a within-subjects design. Counseling consisted...
Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kristan Nicole Pearce
Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive...
Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels
| Theses | 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...
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elaine K. Schmid
As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays...
The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Rector
The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while...
Horse whispering in high school : developing teacher savvy
| Theses | Contributor(s): Daryl Wayne Drew
Disconnection in teacher-student relationships caused by the alienating processes and goals of the public school system is the most pressing challenge facing high school teachers today. Disrupting...