Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?
Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien
Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...
Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development
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Contributor(s):: Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)
This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...
Men and mustangs: From communicative messages within the Wild Horse Inmate Program to a communicative theory of learning how to teach
Contributor(s):: Reyes, Kristine L.
People's attitudes towards dogs in hotel settings
Contributor(s):: Zhang, Yawei
The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Toward theory-based measurement and application
Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely
A New User Testing Methodology for Digitally Mediated Human-Animal Interaction
Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken
This thesis evaluates a novel methodology for the user testing of digitally mediated human-animal interactions. The proposed method includes the structural analysis of video observations following a Grounded Theory approach. Complemented with more subjective human observations, this...