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  1. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  2. Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

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    | Contributor(s):: Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsolt Rónai, Dóra Koller, Zsófia Virányi

    Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet...

  3. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair

    | Contributor(s):: Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.

  4. Don't Be Distracted by the Peacock Trying to Board an Airplane: Why Emotional Support Animals Are Service Animals and Should Be Regulated in the Same Manner

    | Contributor(s):: Foster, A. M.

    2018Albany Law Rev821237-660002-4678 (Print)0002-4678engNova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.text

  5. Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships

    | Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.

  6. Effects of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies on Equine Stress and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jean Reega

    Equine assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) are becoming an increasingly popular approach for therapy, therapeutic recreation, and learning for a broad range of human clients and participants. In the EAAT field, most research has been human-centric, focusing primarily on benefits of EAATs...

  7. Therapy dogs help calm people under stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Montemurri, L. L. Braiser

  8. Influence of low stress handling during clinical visit on physiological and behavioural indicators in adult dogs: a preliminary study

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    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Scalia, Daniela Alberghina, Michele Panzera

    Low stress handling techniques or “Fear Free principles” in veterinary clinics are becoming an important research area aimed at improving small animal welfare, considering that the majority of dogs who undergo clinical examinations exhibit fear or anxiety signs. Objective of this...

  9. The effect of human interaction on guinea pig behavior in animal-assisted therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Winnie Gut, Lisa Crump, Jakob Zinsstag, Jan Hattendorf, Karin Hediger

    Guinea pigs are included in various animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), but no research has been published to date on behavioral changes in guinea pigs interacting with humans. The goal of this study was to evaluate the behavior in guinea pigs during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and to...

  10. The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace

    In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...

  11. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  12. Visiting the vets with a guide dog

  13. [An educator's perspective, defusing tensions through mediation and the encounter]

    | Contributor(s):: Rivoire, G.

  14. Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Melco, A. L., Goldman, L., Fine, A. H., Peralta, J. M.

  15. The Buffer Effect of Therapy Dog Exposure on Stress Reactivity in Undergraduate Students

    | Contributor(s):: Fiocco, A. J.

  16. Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp

    University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....

  17. An Exploration of the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Activities in Undergraduate Students in Singapore

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    | 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,...

  18. 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...

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

    | 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 measure blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) in low- and...

  20. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (2017)

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    Contents:I Had to Euthanize a Dog, p 2Student's Corner, p 4Vet Tech Point of View, p 6