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  1. Dog Breed Discrimination in Criminology and Public Knowledge

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Megan Ekkert

    Animal abuse is never an easy topic for people to discuss. Until recently, animal abuse was only considered a misdemeanor charge under the law, but now it can be considered a felony charge. While that should be good news for animals, there are still a lot of questions when it comes to animal...

  2. Hyvää oloa koirista! : Koirien ulkoilutus osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna-Leena Kontiainen, Jenny Kiviniemi

    Opinnäytetyön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää miten koirien ulkoilutus voisi toimia osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta. Ajatus koirien ulkoilutuksesta mielenterveyskuntoutujien kanssa tuli Sateenkaaritalon vastaavalta ohjaajalta Riikka Hautalalta...

  3. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mark Aaron Mayfield

    Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of U.S. veterans reporting significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often struggle to find...

  4. Tassujen tohinaa ja hännän heilutuksia : Harjoitusesimerkkejä ikääntyneen kehotietoisuuden tukemiseksi koira-avusteisen fysioterapian keinoin toteutettuna

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Maljanen

    Koira-avusteinen fysioterapia on Suomessa vielä vähän tunnettu terapiamuoto. Koiran käyttöä eläinavusteisessa terapiassa voidaan perustella biofilia teorian, sosiaalisen tuen teorian, kognitiivisen käyttäytymisteorian sekä kiintymyssuhdeteorian...

  5. Defense and Prosecuting Attorney Perceptions of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristy Melissa Donaldson

    Attorneys must obtain evidence for purporting their position on a court case. Many factors are considered when working with witness testimony such as age, development, narrative recall, and retraumatization. Research has detailed the hardship of obtaining evidence during witness testimony and...

  6. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  7. Vulnerable Becomings: Reimagining Human Relationships with Horses and Other Beings

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Blair Pfoutz

    This thesis is an ethnographic and auto-ethnographic exploration of the intersubjective nature of our inevitable entanglements with other humans, animals and the earth. It elucidates how relationships between horses and humans are often reflective of structural ideologies of domination and...

  8. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  9. Aasi toimintaterapeutin työparina : Kartoitus aasien mahdollisuuksista toimintaterapiassa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristiina Juntunen, Tiina Kuukkanen

    Eläinavusteinen työskentely on yleistymässä ja sitä on tutkittu jonkin verran. Aasi on kuitenkin eläinavusteisessa työskentelyssä harvinaisempi, mutta siinä nähdään olevan potentiaalia terapiaeläimeksi. Tämän...

  10. Bonding with Robotic Pets. Children's Cognitions, Emotions and Behaviors towards Pet-Robots. Applications in a Robot Assisted Quality of Life Intervention in a Pediatric Hospital

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Marta Díaz Boladeras

    This dissertation addresses the emergence of emotional involvement in the interaction with social robots. More specifically, we investigate the dynamics of children bonding with robotic pets to design robot based programs to improve patients’ experience in pediatric hospitals. Pet-robots...

  11. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Hughes Williams

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...

  12. Expanding on current methods employed for investigating pet food stability

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Jayne Learey

    The Australian petfood sector continues to grow due to the 'humanisation' of pets. Ingredients added to petfood have the potential to degrade to harmful products making detection important. In this research various analytical methods were adapted to improve detection of products found...

  13. Considering the Canine: Human Discourses of Gender, Race, and Power in Interspecies Entanglements

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Meredith Helen Clark

    This dissertation explores discourses in the contemporary United States surrounding the creation, coding, sterilization, and general keeping of canines in order to interrogate how sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, and species together serve biopolitical formations of social control,...

  14. Eläinavusteisen työskentelyn käyttö kivunhoidon tukena

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kalberg Merili, Paasonen Antti

    Opinnäytetyön tarkoitus oli tutkia missä määrin eläinavusteisella työskentelyllä voidaan helpottaa kroonista kipua ja kipuun liittyvää ahdistusta. Tavoitteena oli, että tutkimuksen tuloksia voidaan hyödyntää...

  15. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  16. "Eläimet on tehty ruuasta!" : Eläinetiikkaa Kajaanin alakouluissa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Heidi Manner

    Opinnäytetyöni on johdannainen kehittämisprojektistani, jossa suunnittelin ja toteutin tilaustyönä Animalian kouluvierailumateriaalipaketin alakouluikäisille. Tavoitteena on selvittää 2-6-luokkalaisten lasten ja heidän vanhempiensa...

  17. Literary Beasts: Use of Animal Imagery in The Canterbury Tales

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Morgan Kentsbeer

    Through this paper I am going to argue that animals from the Middle Ages held more worth and were often considered to be more important than their modern counterparts. This gets shown through the three types of ways that animals are used within The Canterbury Tales. First, they are...

  18. An analysis of human-coyote relationship in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jeremy W. Hooper

    Human-coyote interactions are an increasing challenge for North American wildlife managers. My objectives were to: 1) provide data on the types and general spatial distribution of human-coyote interactions in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) identify landscapes associated with human-coyote...

  19. The link between recurrent childhood animal cruelty and recurrent interpersonal violence

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Caleb E. Trentham

    In the early 1960s, researchers began to examine the potential link between childhood animal cruelty and future interpersonal violence. Findings since then have been inconsistent in establishing a relationship between the two. This may be due to researchers failing to measure the recurrency of...

  20. It's the Journey: The Developmental and Attachment Implications of Animal Assisted Play Therapy(TM) for Children in Emergency Housing

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Katharine Penzo Wenocur

    BACKGROUND: Child homelessness is correlated with a wide range of health and psychosocial challenges including poor school performance, juvenile justice involvement, and heightened risk of exposure to early-life violence and trauma. Despite this, participation in therapy tends to be low. Animal...