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Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students
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| 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,...
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....
The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coleman, J. A., Green, B., Garthe, R. C., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Barker, S. B., Ingram, K. M.
Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains...
Social dominance and legitimizing myths about animal use
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jackson, L. M., Gibbings, A.
The present study tested the hypothesis that the relation between social dominance orientation and the endorsement of legitimizing myths about the human use of nonhuman animals is moderated by the...
Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diaz, E. M.
The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike...
Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A.
Transitioning from high school to university can prove to be a for midable challenge for many first-year students, with many experiencing home sickness. Given that students who experience...
A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned...
Rural and urban students' perceptions of and attitudes toward brown bears in Turkey
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ambarli, H.
Many studies have examined adults' perceptions of and attitudes toward large carnivores to assess human-wildlife conflict and inform conservation strategies, but there have been few studies...
Empathy towards animals and belief in animal-human-continuity in Italian veterinary students
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Colombo, E. S., Pelosi, A., Prato-Previde, E.
Empathy towards animals and beliefs in animal-human continuity appear to play an important role in shaping the human-animal relationship and in determining the way animals are treated and cared...
The Role of Veterinary Education in Safety Policies for Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Freeman, L. M.
J Vet Med Educ
Study of the Levels of Human-Human and Human-Animal Empathy in Veterinary Medical Students from Chile
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D., Tadich, T.
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’...
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 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...
The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Chermak
During this study, I tested the effects of an Animal Assisted Therapy video on participants’ mood quality and anxiety level. I hypothesized that participants who watched an AAT video would...
Sep 14 2017
31st Veterinary Dental Forum
The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students
| Theses | Contributor(s): Alissa Donnell
Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and...
Apr 23 2017
AVMA's Annual Legislative Fly-In
One Health Knowledge Assessment, Curriculum Development, and Evaluation for Middle School Students
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kimathi Choma
The One Health concept is of critical importance to public health. The One Health concept promotes awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health....
The Challenges of Using Horses for Practical Teaching Purposes in Veterinary Programmes
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Charlotte Bolwell, Stuart Gordon
Students enrolled in veterinary degrees often come from an urban background with little previous experience in handling horses and other large animals. Many veterinary degree programmes place...