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  1. İnsandan hayvana ve hayvandan insana mağduriyetin medyadaki sunumunun karşılaştırmalı analizi

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Yüksek Lisans Tezi

    İlkçağdan itibaren süregelen ve günümüzde de devam eden, insan ile hayvan arasında mevcut bir sorunlu ilişki görülmektedir. Günümüzde de hayvandan insana ve insandan hayvana mağduriyet örnekleri ile sıkça karşılaşılmaktadır. Bu...

  2. Hunting habitat use and selection patterns of barn owl (Tyto alba) in the urban-agricultural setting of a prominent wine grape growing region of California

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Xeronimo A. Castaneda

    Large scale conversion of uncultivated land to agriculture threatens wildlife and can diminish ecosystem services provided by nature. Understanding how wildlife provision ecosystem services may incentivize wildlife conservation in agricultural landscapes. Attracting barn owls (Tyto...

  3. Horses in Therapy: The Practice of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mandi J. Turner

    Horses are being used in psychotherapy at increasing rates despite a lack of evidence establishing efficacy of the practice (Anestis, Anestis, Zawilinski, Hopkins, & Lilienfeld, 2013; Selby & Smith-Osborne, 2013). Without common and consistent practices based on a working theory of how...

  4. Older Adult Men's Emotional Bonds with Their Dogs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Ranell L. Mueller

    Knowledge of the deeper meanings of attachment to companion animals is limited, particularly in terms of older adults. This study employed a modified grounded theory method, a phenomenological lens and a life course perspective to gather and analyze data garnered from individual interviews and...

  5. Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Concerning Visitation Dogs on College Campuses

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Brieanna Hughes

  6. Canine-assisted therapy: The impact of service dog partnership on symptoms of PTSD in veterans

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Katherine Ankenbauer

    This literature review will seek to review and analyze the efficacy of Canine-Assisted Therapy as a complementary method for combat veterans suffering symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress .Disorder (PTSD), with a particular focus on those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation...

  7. Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristiina Palmumaa

    Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...

  8. An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Brian Gaston

    As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...

  9. A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Yibo Fan

    This project uses a combined methodology of participatory design and ethnographic fieldwork to study human-wildlife relationships and explore better ways to design and implement a monkey crossing bridge in the area of Talamanca, Costa Rica. It also examines how an interdisciplinary methodology...

  10. Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Glazer

    This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...

  11. The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nathan Tuma

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a therapy technique that has been new to research in the last 10 years. Studies have shown the positive impact that AAT has on anxiety within adults, however little research has been conducted on the impact of AAT on school aged children. By researching AAT, the...

  12. Is Therapy Going to the Dogs? Evaluating Animal Assisted Therapy for Early Identified At-Risk Children

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leah Faith Brookner

    This study explores the historical context of human-animal relationships and examines the important ways that humans benefit from various types of interactions with domesticated animals. Therapeutic approaches that incorporate animals have been shown to have multiple benefits, including...

  13. Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...

  14. Animal-Assisted Activities Survey at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assessing Student Opinions and Determining Possible Implementation Strategy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emma Winters

    In most situations, animals are not allowed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus, including animals used for animal-assisted activities (AAA). Animal-assisted activities have been shown to provide numerous benefits to participants and there could be positive effects to offering...

  15. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Caspers

    This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...

  16. Socialization and problem-solving in domestic cats (Felis catus)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mary Howard

    There is evidence that an animal’s socialization towards humans and rearing environment can enhance their problem-solving ability. According to the social intelligence hypothesis, which states that intelligence evolved due to complex social environments, an animal’s social life...

  17. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  18. Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Blevins Sinski

    This study explores the connection between gender, leadership and implementation of best practice strategies to reduce or eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals in animal sheltering organizations. The purpose of this mixed methods study utilizing an online survey and...

  19. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  20. Animals Are Us: Applying the Common Ingroup Identity Model to Humane Education

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Boguslawa Dorota Gatarek

    This study explored the applicability of the Common Ingroup Identity Model (CIIM), used widely for combating racism, to Humane Education. It credits social categorization with both reducing and creating intergroup bias. It postulates decategorization and recategorization as factors changing...