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Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks
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Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin
An Exploration of the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Activities in Undergraduate Students in Singapore
| Contributor(s):: Jolene Muckle, Nicola Lasikiewicz
The rise in psychological problems, attrition and suicide rates of university students has been linked to the stressful challenges faced during university life. To buffer this, Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) may assist in improving psychological and physiological well-being in students,...
Effects of a Form of Equine-Facilitated Learning on Heart Rate Variability, Immune Function, and Self-Esteem in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Ann L. Baldwin, Barbara K. Rector, Ann C. Alden
Equine-facilitated learning (EFL) helps people access their immediate sensations and feelings because horses, as prey animals, are continually aware of their environment and provide instant feedback to human behaviors and emotions. We hypothesize that during EFL, older people become more aware...
Prison-based animal programs: A critical review of the literature and future recommendations
| Contributor(s):: Laura Wheaton, Holly Hetrick PsyD (adviser), Christiane Brems PhD ABPP
The present paper is a critical review of the literature on prison-based animal programs. Within the present review, the author examines the limited available research that has been conducted with these programs, and evaluates the utility of the research presented. Overall the implications are...
The Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Pet Ownership on Child Development: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Erin K. Leahy
The purpose of this review is to explore the beneficial role pets play in facilitating the psychosocial development of preadolescent children. It is proposed that the pet is perceived by both the child and parent as a developmental resource during preadolescent development, as it assists the...
Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência
| Contributor(s):: Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz
O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPI), refletindo na qualidade de vida dos idosos. Algumas terapias não medicamentosas...
Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme
| Contributor(s):: Dalia Kreindler
This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was carried out in order to gain new insights in the learning and growth processes facilitated by...
An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children
| Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith
Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...
Influence of pet ownership on self-esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness among over 65s in Ireland
| Contributor(s):: Gráinne Nic An Mháistir
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pet ownership on self-‐esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness in pet owners and non-‐owners. Data was collected from 147 participants. Data was gathered by means of self-‐reported questionnaires that assessed...
Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence
| Contributor(s):: Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie
A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study
| Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem
Horses for heroes
| Contributor(s):: Cattabriga, Gioia Grasso
Relationships between pet ownership and self-esteem, social sensitivity, and interpersonal trust
| Contributor(s):: Hyde, Karen R, Kurdek, Lawrence, Larson, Paul
Acceptance and rejection of pets and parasocial others cause corresponding changes in the self's perceived relational value
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Christina M., Shilling, Aaron A., Young, Steven G., Berrong, Laura E.
An Examination of the Themes of Care, Emotional Intelligence, and the Presence of a Dog in a Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Rogers, Melissa Donn
Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce
| Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana
Therapeutic riding and self-esteem
| Contributor(s):: Preusch, Pamela C.
Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings
| Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.
Horse play: A brief psychological intervention for disengaged youths
| Contributor(s):: Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick
Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners
| Contributor(s):: Collins, Diane M., Fitzgerald, Shirley G., Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Scherer, Marcia, Cooper, Rory A., Boninger, Michael L.