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Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 2

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

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  1. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

  2. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  3. Stress Reduction in Law Enforcement Officers and Staff through a Canine-Assisted Intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): John-Tyler Binfet, Zakary A. Draper, Freya L. L. Green

    Law enforcement officers and staff are known to experience elevated workplace stress, largely due to their increased exposure to traumatic incidents. This results in individuals experiencing trauma themselves and resultant compromised physical and mental health. Law enforcement officers are also...

  4. Human-Animal-Environment Interactions and Self-Regulation in Youth with Psychosocial Challenges: Initial Assessment of the Green Chimneys Model

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Erin Flynn, Megan K. Mueller, Denise Luft, G. John Geldhof, Steve Klee, Philip Tedeschi, Kevin N. Morris

    As animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) become increasingly popular in youth-based settings, there is a significant need for robust, theoretically-predicated programs and assessment frameworks. Ample evidence suggests that AAIs and nature-based interventions have broad emotional, cognitive, and...

  5. Psychophysiological effects of human-dog interaction in university students exposed to a stress-induced situation using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST).

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rafael Martos-Montes, David OrdÛÒez-PÈrez, Jes˙s Ruiz-Maatallah, Miriam MartÌnez-Cobos

    Enjoying the company of a good-natured dog can lend support to a person in a stressful situation. This presence brings benefits across different areas of human well-being and leads to a decrease in levels of sympathetic activation and subjective distress which are triggered in social anxiety...