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  1. 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...

  2. 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, and...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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 of...

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

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

  9. 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...

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

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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

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

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

  14. “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.

  15. Motivation to use animal assisted therapy among psychotherapy and counselling graduate students

    Contributor(s):: Noga Lutzky-Cohen

    Though there is evidence of the benefits of incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in counselling, this therapy is obscure to many Canadian students. This online study explored Canadian counselling and clinical psychology graduate students' attitudes toward, and perceptions of, AAT....

  16. The Effects of Pet Therapy on Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceived Stress and Exam Performance

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen Bajorek

    Pet therapy has been found to decrease anxiety and stress levels. Pets are becoming an increasingly more significant part of peoples’ lives and families in the American culture. Nurses need to be aware of the benefits that can come from holistic interventions such as pet therapy in various...

  17. A cross-sectional study of horse-related injuries in veterinary and animal science students at an Australian university

    Contributor(s):: Riley, C. B., Liddiard, J. R., Thompson, K.

    Specific estimates of the risk of horse-related injury (HRI) to university students enrolled in veterinary and animal sciences have not been reported. This study aimed to determine the risk of student HRI during their university education, the nature and management of such injuries. A...

  18. Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress

    Contributor(s):: Crossman, M. K., Kazdin, A. E., Knudson, K.

    In 2013, 11% of the US population experienced serious psychological distress. This problem of psychological distress is exacerbated in colleges and universities, where more than half of students report experiencing moderate to severe depression. In spite of the prevalence of this psychological...

  19. World Day for Laboratory Animals

    Contributor(s):: Kheel, M.

  20. Animal Images in College Psychology Textbooks

    Contributor(s):: Field, Peter B.