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The Therapeutic Effects of Aquariums and Fishkeeping (HABRI Central Bibliography)

By Marcy Wilhelm-South

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  1. Environmental enrichment and cognitive complexity in reptiles and amphibians: Concepts, review, and implications for captive populations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burghardt, Gordon M.

    Reptiles and amphibians have been neglected in research on cognition, emotions, sociality, need for enriched and stimulating environments, and other topics that have been greatly emphasized in work on mammals and birds. This is also evident in the historic lack of enriching captive environments...

  2. Human-animal interaction - the place of the companion animal in society

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Godfrey, A.

  3. Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K. G., Best, A. M.

    This study investigated the effect of an aquarium on pretreatment anxiety, fear, frustration and depression in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients. 42 patients consecutively referred for ECT were rotated between rooms with and without aquaria. Self-reported measures of depression, anxiety,...

  4. Norms of Professional Behavior in Highly Specialized Organizations: The Case of American Zoos and Aquariums

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fiore, William, Brunk, Gregory, Meyer, C.

  5. Benefits, problems, and characteristics of home aquarium owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kidd, Aline H., Kidd, Robert M.

  6. Fishy tales: Experiences of the occupation of keeping fish as pets

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Langfield, Janaya, James, Carole

  7. Contemplation of an aquarium for the reduction of anxiety

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Katcher, A., Segal, H., Beck, A.

  8. Fish aquarium animal assisted therapy and its influence on clients with multiple sclerosis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jacobson, G., Sato, A., Gilmore, B.

  9. Zoos and aquariums: amphibians and zookeepers

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Alleva, Enrico, Francia, Nadia

  10. Zoos and aquariums: marine mammals and aquariums

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Stewart, Kristin L.

  11. Fish in aquariums for aesthetically enhancing public spaces (AAEPS): an incipient welfare issue?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Soo, P., Todd, P. A.

    In Disney/Pixar's phenomenally popular animated film Finding Nemo (Stanton, 2003), one of the central themes of fish welfare was highlighted when the moorish idol, Gill, commented, "Fish aren't meant to be kept in a box, kid. It does things to you." The notion that fish might have the capacity to...

  12. Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riddick, Carol C.

  13. Critique of a Critique: Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Falk, J. H., Heimlich, J. E., Vernon, C. L., Bronnenkant, K.

  14. Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Malamud, R., Nobis, N., Broglio, R.

  15. Strong Claims, Feeble Evidence: A Rejoinder to Falk et al. (2010)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marino, Lori, Lilienfeld, Scott O., Malamud, Randy, Nobis, Nathan, Broglio, Ron

  16. Feminism and the treatment of animals: From care to dialogue

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Donovan, Josephine

  17. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.

  18. Patients respond to aquariums

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.

  19. 'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lakdawalla, Pervin

  20. Effects of Watching Aquariums on Elders' Stress

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DeSchriver, Mary M., Riddick, Carol Cutler

    Experimental group members watched a fish aquarium or a fish videotape, while control group members viewed a placebo videotape. Three eight-minute treatment sessions were held one week apart. Members of all three groups perceived their treatments as relaxing. Aquarium observers tended to...

  21. A study of the effects of pet ownership on mental health among community-dwelling senior citizens in northeast Tennessee

    Theses | Contributor(s): Southerland, E. Marie

  22. Tourists' attitudes toward the use of animals in tourist attractions: An empirical investigation

    Full-text: Available

    Theses | Contributor(s): Shani, Amir

    From time immemorial human beings have utilized animals for various needs and purposes, which led societies to debate the justification for using animals and to reflect on the way in which animals are treated. These concerns have also resulted in various contemporary studies aimed to reveal...

  23. The Influence of Aquariums on Weight in Individuals With Dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, N. E., Beck, A. M.

  24. How can surgeonfish help pediatric surgeons? A pilot study investigating the antinociceptive effect of fish aquariums in adult volunteers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sanchez, Matthieu, Delpont, Marion, Bachy, Manon, Kabbaj, Reda, Annequin, Daniel, Vialle, Raphaël

  25. Family engagement at aquarium touch tanks -exploring interactions and the potential for learing

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Rowe, Shawn, Kisiel, James, Davidsson, E., Jakobsson, A.

  26. Changes in human health parameters associated with a touch tank experience at a zoological institution

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sahrmann, John M., Niedbalski, Amy, Bradshaw, Louise, Johnson, Rebecca, Deem, Sharon L.

  27. Environmental enrichment for fish in captive environments: effects of physical structures and substrates

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Joacim Näslund, Jörgen I Johnsson

  28. Helping fish flourish: environmental enrichment for aquatic species

    Journal Articles

  29. The welfare of ornamental fish in the home aquarium

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris Walster, Ellen Rasidi, Nick Saint-Erne, Richmond Loh