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  1. Pet Smart

    Contributor(s):: Samuels, Christina A.

  2. The Influence of Pet Gender and Instructors' Gender on Students' Perception of Comfort and Approachability to Pet-Owning Professors

    Contributor(s):: Douglas James Anastasia

    College students may psychologically benefit from the presence of a pet dog in a professor's office, while instructors may be perceived as more approachable to their student body simply by having their pet dog present. Research indicates that people are sometimes perceived more positively...

  3. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond

    Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka

    The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...

  4. Studying for Exams Just Got More Relaxing -- Animal-Assisted Activities at the University of Connecticut Library

    Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jo Ann, Rabschutz, Laurel

  5. Students with autism, service dogs, and public schools: A review of state laws

    Contributor(s):: Hill, David R., King, Seth A., Mrachko, Alicia A.

  6. Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program

    Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William

    The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...

  7. Perceived Learning Outcomes from Participation in One Type of Registered Student Organization: Equestrian Sport Clubs

    Contributor(s):: Mikulec, Erin, McKinney, Kathleen

    Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. While there are a few studies that focus on the professional, developmental, and learning outcomes of participation in student organizations, there has been insufficient research on these outcomes in sport clubs. The paper reports on...

  8. Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth

    Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis

    To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...

  9. Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach

    Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.

  10. Title Caring for All Creatures Great and Small: A Qualitative Analysis of Senior Veterinary Students' Career Choices

    Contributor(s):: L. Clare V. Allen

    Professional veterinary medical education in the United States is facing several major challenges at the beginning of the 21st Century. The role of the modern veterinarian has shifted significantly, since the origin of the profession, from supporting the use of horses and agricultural livestock,...

  11. A committed command: A Paraplegic student prepares for her career with the help of a canine friend

    Contributor(s):: Seckman, Cathy Hester

  12. Disability and Assistance Dog Implicit Association Test: A Novel IAT

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, Jennifer A., Ingram, Kathleen M., Bays, Annalucia, Joy-Gaba, Jennifer A., Boone, Edward L.

  13. Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren

    Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.

  14. Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth

    Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.

  15. Therapets aid stressed students

  16. Reading with Maggie: The effect of the presence/absence of a classroom pet dog in a reading intervention package

    Contributor(s):: Bassette, Laura A.

  17. Assessing attitudes towards animal assisted therapy among students and faculty in American Psychological Association accredited programs

    Contributor(s):: Thew, K., Marco, L., Erdman, P., Caro, B. I.

    Research on animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is rapidly growing. However, there is little research on the attitudes and knowledge held by helping professionals regarding its practice, benefits, and limitations. The authors aim to understand how students and faculty members in the clinical and...

  18. Human-insect relationships: an ANTless story? children's, adolescents', and young adults' ways of characterizing social insects

    Contributor(s):: Sammet, R., Andres, H., Dreesmann, D.

    Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...

  19. Influence of biographical variables and academic background on attitudes towards animal-assisted interventions

    Contributor(s):: Lopez-Cepero, J., Perea-Mediavilla, M. A., Sarasola, J. L., Tejada, A.

    Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done with...

  20. Use of Creative Activities in Occupational Therapy Practice in Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Ivarsson, A. B.