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...
Human-animal interaction - the place of the companion animal in society
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Godfrey, A.
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,...
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.
Animal-assisted therapy and nutrition in Alzheimer's disease
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nancy Edwards, Alan M. Beck
This study examined the influence of animal-assisted therapy, specifically fish aquariums, on nutritional intake in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Sixty-two individuals with AD who lived in specialized units were studied. Baseline nutritional data were obtained followed by a...
Benefits, problems, and characteristics of home aquarium owners
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kidd, Aline H., Kidd, Robert M.
Fishy tales: Experiences of the occupation of keeping fish as pets
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Langfield, Janaya, James, Carole
Contemplation of an aquarium for the reduction of anxiety
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Katcher, A., Segal, H., Beck, A.
Fish aquarium animal assisted therapy and its influence on clients with multiple sclerosis
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jacobson, G., Sato, A., Gilmore, B.
Zoos and aquariums: amphibians and zookeepers
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Alleva, Enrico, Francia, Nadia
Zoos and aquariums: marine mammals and aquariums
Book Sections | Contributor(s): Stewart, Kristin L.
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...
Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riddick, Carol C.
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.
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.
Modern-day zoos and aquariums market themselves as places of education and conservation. A recent study conducted by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) (Falk et al., 2007) is being widely heralded as the first direct evidence that visits to zoos and aquariums produce long-term...
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
Feminism and the treatment of animals: From care to dialogue
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Donovan, Josephine
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
Patients respond to aquariums
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.
'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lakdawalla, Pervin
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...
Tourists' attitudes toward the use of animals in tourist attractions: An empirical investigation
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...
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
The Influence of Aquariums on Weight in Individuals With Dementia
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, N. E., Beck, A. M.
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Influence of Aquariums on Resident Behavior and Staff Satisfaction in Dementia Units
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edwards, N. E., Beck, A. M., Lim, E.
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
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.
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.
A Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenna Ebener, Hunhui Oh
Past research fails to make connections comparing appropriate settings for the benefits of different species of therapy and resident animals in long-term care facilities specifically for the elderly. Two types of animal-assisted interactions (therapy and resident) and four animal species (birds,...
Environmental enrichment for fish in captive environments: effects of physical structures and substrates
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Joacim Näslund, Jörgen I Johnsson
Helping fish flourish: environmental enrichment for aquatic species
The welfare of ornamental fish in the home aquarium
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chris Walster, Ellen Rasidi, Nick Saint-Erne, Richmond Loh
The Health Benefits of Visiting a Zoo, Park, and Aquarium for Older Japanese
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Akiyama, Junko, Sakagami, Taketo, Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohta, Mitsuaki
In Japan, older people are expected to comprise 30% of the population as early as 2025. We hypothesized that visiting a zoo or aquarium might be good for their health, compared with visiting a nearby park. We conducted two studies with older Japanese participants to compare the psychological and...
Animal Assisted Therapy: An Effective Solution for Symptoms of Dementia in Institutionalized Elderly Patients
Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Ashley, Jennifer Eriksson, Ashley Jeon
Background: Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a severe decline in core mental abilities that are not part of the normal ageing process. Memory, communication and language, attention, reasoning and judgement, and visual perception may be significantly...
The Role of Nature in Coping with Psycho-Physiological Stress: A Literature Review on Restorativeness
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rita Berto
Anxiety-Reducing Effect: Dog, Fish and Plant in Direct Comparison
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): David Buttelmann, Anne-Kristin Römpke
The effects of interacting with fish in aquariums on human health and well-being: A systematic review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heather Clements, Stephanie Valentin, Nicholas Jenkins, Jean Rankin, Julien S. Baker, Nancy Gee, Donna Snellgrove, Katherine Sloman
Reviewing the role of aquaria as restorative settings: how subaquatic diversity in public aquaria can influence preferences, and human health and well-being
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah L. Cracknell, Sabine Pahl, Mathew P. White, Michael H. Depledge
Marine Biota and Psychological Well-Being: A Preliminary Examination of Dose–Response Effects in an Aquarium Setting
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah Cracknell, Mathew P. White, Sabine Pahl, Wallace J. Nichols, Michael H. Depledge
Exposure to natural environments can have calming and stress-reducing effects on humans. Moreover, previous studies suggest that these benefits may be greater in areas with higher species richness. Our study took advantage of a “natural experiment” to examine people’s...
Keeping Fish As Pets: Perceptions From Fish Owners In Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Presentations | Contributor(s): R. Gobiraj, P. Shobiya, K. Sivashanthini
Fishkeeping is a popular hobby worldwide. Owning a fish pet and caring for its welfare is known as pet fish ownership. National and district-level information on pet fish ownership is limited. The present study aimed to collect basic information on owners’ perceptions of keeping pet fish...
Is there a role for pet fish in the primary classroom?
Presentations | Contributor(s): Rebecca Lewis, Essi Karvonen, Nancy Gee, Donna Snellgrove, Paula Cowan, Katherine Sloman
There is growing evidence within the Human-Animal Interaction literature that activities involving contact with live animals can be of considerable benefit to children. Suggested advantages of activities which involve animal interaction include increased empathy and social interactions (Daly and...
Nutritional Intake Monitoring for Nursing Home Residents: A Comparison of Staff Documentation, Direct Observation, and Photography Methods
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandra F. Simmons, David Reuben
The effect of videotapes of animals on cardiovascular responses to stress
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deborah L. Wells