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  1. The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population

    | 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61644

  2. 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,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61573

  3. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    | Videos

    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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61557

  4. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61509

  5. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61485

  6. 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....

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61422

  7. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61412

  8. 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,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61330

  9. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61274

  10. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61213

  11. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/61175

  12. 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 44 2 302-315 0748-321X (Print)0748-321x 10.3138/jvme.1115-180R1 eng text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60883

  13. 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’...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60710

  14. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60654

  15. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60577

  16. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60573

  17. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60536

  18. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60522

  19. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60502

  20. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/60398