Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals
Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa
Beyond Therapy Dogs: Coordinating Large-Scale Finals Week Activities
Contributor(s):: Flynn, Holly
Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams
Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.
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...
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...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
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Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education
Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin
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...
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...
Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus
Contributor(s):: Von Bergen, C. W.
For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their...
Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library
Contributor(s):: Lannon, Amber
Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach
Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.
Approval versus disapproval of dogfighting and cockfighting among college students
Contributor(s):: Molina, Melody, Arikawa, Hiroko, Templer, Donald I.
Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers
Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...
Effects of field of study on university students' attitudes towards animal issues
Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.
The field of study of university students may influence their attitudes towards animals, which in turn may influence their behaviour. Attitudes to animals in university students in eleven countries were obtained by survey, and the influence of field of study was evaluated after correcting for...
Heart rate variability during a working memory task: does touching a dog or person affect the response?
Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Friedmann, E., Stendahl, M., Fisk, A., Coglitore, V.
The presence of a dog has been associated with reduced responses to stressors in several, but not all, previous studies. The presence of a dog has also been related to improved performance on some cognitive tasks. The current study was designed to evaluate the effect of touching a dog on stress...
Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe
Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.
The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...
Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus
Contributor(s):: Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R.
In August 1998, Texas A&M University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this article...