Exploring the influence of pet assisted activities on aggressive behaviour amongs grade R learners
Theses | Contributor(s): Jani Coetzee
As a grade R teacher in South Africa, the researcher was disturbed by the extent of aggressive behaviour amongst children (aged 4 years to 6 years). Other teachers involved with the same class were of the opinion that the aggressive behaviour had a detrimental effect on their instructional time...
The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning
Theses | Contributor(s): Louise Fischer
High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...
Rendering Connection: Symbiosis Through Overlapping and Layering
Theses | Contributor(s): Haomin Yang
This thesis seeks to create a space that enables social energy in traditional senior apartments by overlapping with another program, the animal center. Animals, as spiritual beings, may help ease stress and loneliness in the elderly. Also, animals can be seen as catalysts for intergenerational...
Redefining Shelter: Fostering Human/Canine Relationships Through a New Typology
Theses | Contributor(s): Sabrina Nagel
This thesis explores how design settings foster rehabilitation in humans and canines through mutual interaction. A synergy must be created between the 3.3 million dogs put into shelters in the U.S. every year (ASPCA) and the 11-20% of children in the U.S. who have a mental disorder (CDC). An...
Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans
Theses | Contributor(s): Rebecca R. Wara-Goss
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...
Wirkungen tiergestützter Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften
Theses | Contributor(s): Sabrina Naber
Die vorliegende Dissertation untersucht die Auswirkungen von regelmäßig stattfindenden tiergestützten Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz, die in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften leben. Zudem werden die Auswirkungen der tiergestützten Interventionen auf die...
Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal
Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Gerber
Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...
Effects of an animal visitation intervention on the depression, loneliness, and quality of life of older people: A randomised controlled study
Theses | Contributor(s): Chanelle J Buckle
Older people—especially those living in residential facilities—comprise a vulnerable and oftentimes frail, but large and growing subset of the global population. Various age-related and socio-political, -economic, and -environmental factors place the quality of life of older people...
The effect of an animal-assisted visitation programme on children with intellectual disabilities : a randomised controlled study
Theses | Contributor(s): Khama Lucille Wyatt
Intellectual disability is a developmental disorder which affects intellectual and adaptive functioning within a social, practical and conceptual domain. This is a lifelong disorder for which no cure exists. Intellectual disability is normally caused by trauma or genetic predispositions. In...
Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme
Theses | Contributor(s): Megan Butt
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...
Animal-assisted activities in a halfway facility: A case study
Theses | Contributor(s): Juliette Rochelle van Besouw
The female correctional population has increased dramatically over the last decade and continues to grow annually. Females on parole, including those in halfway facilities, face a variety of socio-economic, -environmental, and –political issues that have the potential to severely inhibit...
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?
Theses | Contributor(s): Elri Hettema
This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...
The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey
Theses | Contributor(s): Simonne L. Wright
International research on pet ownership has found a wide array of physical, psychological and social benefits as a result of human-animal interaction (HAI) (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). In spite of South Africa’s declining economic situation, South Africa has...
Human-animal interaction in the Antarctic: an animal behaviour approach to human disturbance of penguin colonies
Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Nimon-Peters
Human disturbance of Antarctic penguins is an important aspect of Antarctic conservation. It is a phenomenon which has raised concern for several decades, and has prompted the creation of guidelines for human behaviour which aim to minimise disturbance to these and other Antarctic animals....
Keeper/orangutan interactions at Auckland Zoo: Communication, friendship, and ethics between species
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Palmer
This thesis is aimed at addressing debates within and beyond anthropology pertaining to humans' relationships with nonhuman great apes. Employing a hybrid methodology derived from ethnoprimatology, I use a combination of historical, ethnographic, and ethological data to examine...
Behavior and personality analysis in cloned working dog candidates 복제 기능견 후보의 행동과 성격 분석
Theses | Contributor(s): Jin Choi
Cloning specific individuals is the way to produce targeted animals. This makes newborns without surplus animals which should be adapted to new families afterwards or supported by institutions for whole life. Cloning excellent dogs had been started from this point. Many cloned dogs have been...
Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey
Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline Rose DeBoer
Equine-facilitated mental health (EFMH) is a practice within equine-assisted therapy (EAT) that has expanded greatly in the last 20 years, but scientific research is still lacking. Thus far, no attempt has been made to characterize the horses and ponies currently used in EFMH programs, or to...
Living in elephant worlds: human-elephant relations on the fringe of forest and village in Assam, Northeast India
Theses | Contributor(s): Paul Keil
The worlds and practices of the people we study are not produced by human intention and action alone. They emerge in interaction with other organisms, materials, and forces that constitute a person’s field of relations. A multispecies or more-than-human approach to anthropology seeks to...
Risky business: Causes and conservation implications of human-moor macaque (macaca maura) interactions in south Sulawesi, Indonesia
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristen Morrow
Human and nonhuman primates (primates, hereafter) interact with one another in diverse ways. Although the nature of these interactions has been well documented, we still have limited insight as to why humans and primates interact in the patterns we observe. Drawing from life history theory,...
Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship
Theses | Contributor(s): Yufei Ren
Pets are popular worldwide, and more than half of human population keep pets. Cats and dogs have the highest percentage of being kept in households, and the population of rabbits is about one-tenth of cats or dogs. Humans’ love for pets can be dated back to Holocene when humans started to...