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  1. 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...

  2. In Search of the Urban Cowboy: The Need to Incorporate Animal Husbandry into the United States Higher Education Curriculum and Its Implications for Production Animal Welfare

    Contributor(s):: Courtney Lynd Daigle

    There is a need to (1) highlight the importance of incorporating animal husbandry into higher education curriculum and (2) emphasize that professionally training production animal handlers will have positive impact on production animal welfare. Spending more time interacting with agricultural...

  3. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    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 attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  4. Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students

    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 homesickness are more likely than their non-homesick cohorts to drop out of university, universities have a...

  5. The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students

    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 report better mood and lower anxiety than the control group. Forty three undergraduates completed two...

  6. NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program

    The NMSU Therapeutic Riding (TR) Program consists of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) that are designed to improve the quality of life for people of different ages and abilities by using horsemanship programs and outdoor experiential education to develop confidence, self-worth,...

  7. The Challenges of Using Horses for Practical Teaching Purposes in Veterinary Programmes

    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 importance on the teaching of appropriate equine handling skills, yet within the literature it is...

  8. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    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 attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  9. Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals

    Contributor(s):: Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.

  10. Are therapy dogs like Xanax? does animal-assisted therapy impact processes relevant to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy?

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, Melissa G., Chizkov, Rachel R.

  11. Effects of a brief mindfulness meditation intervention on student stress and heart rate variability

    Contributor(s):: Shearer, Annie, Hunt, Melissa, Chowdhury, Mifta, Nicol, Lorena

  12. The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt

    Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek

    AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt    Abstract approved: This study investigated...

  13. Equine education programs and related studies as found in colleges and universities in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Carol Louise Wright Parmenter

    This study was undertaken to determine the nature and scope of equine education programs being offered in the colleges and universities throughout the country and the attitudes of specialists toward these programs. The schools participating in this study were selected after an extensive review...

  14. Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education

    Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin

  15. The best college major you've never heard of: Ann Perkins at TEDxBozeman

    Contributor(s):: Anne Perkins

    Do you consider your pet part of your family? Have you ever been struck wondering about the unique bond between humans and domesticated animals? The relationship between humans and animals goes back tens of thousands of years. But until about 40 years ago, most behavioral research focused on...

  16. Effects of a brief mindfulness meditation intervention on student stress and heart rate variability

    Contributor(s):: Shearer, Annie, Hunt, Melissa, Chowdhury, Mifta, Nicol, Lorena

  17. Global Vets: Student Vets Sharing a Global Vision

    Contributor(s):: K. Tubby, N. Asotra, K. Lillakas, C. Toscano, A. Peregrine

    Global Vets is a program run through the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) which offers student veterinarians a unique opportunity to investigate animal health care in developing countries. The program strives to enhance working relationships and the exchange of ideas between Canadian...

  18. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    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 attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  19. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

    Contributor(s):: Eckerd, Lizabeth M., Barnett, James E., Jett-Dias, Latishia

  20. “My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event

    Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.