Could the inclusion of dogs and horses in a psychodynamic psychotherapy provide for a more optimal treatment for patients with personality disorders?
Contributor(s): Geza Kovacs
Effects of Human Recreational Activity on The Tameness of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in Northern Wisconsin
Contributor(s): Seth Yund
The Common Loon (Gavia immer) is an aquatic diving bird that lives in freshwater habitats in Canada and the northern U.S.. Human activity on a loon’s resident lake may affect its fitness and behavior, yet few studies identify or quantify these effects. We modified existing techniques that...
Great Apes: A Study of Human and Non-Human Primate Interactions in a Zoological Environment
Contributor(s): Haley V. Sheehy
Stray Dogs Cause Health Risks in Thailand
Contributor(s): Kadie Brigham
Mapping distributions of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa: Effects of climate change and the implications for human and animal health
Contributor(s): J. Rothen, R. Bishop, S. Mwaura, C. Daubenberger, V. Pfluger, C. Olds
This resource provides a poster discussing ticks and tick born diseases in Africa and the effect they have on human and animal health. The document also presents possible solutions to the problem and details progress being made in the field.
Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp
Contributor(s): Alexandra Salazar
“Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp” is an event that will help owners and dogs incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. General knowledge of exercise concerning dogs is considerably lacking, obviously observed as they become more obese over time (Fennell, 2005). Between 40-50 percent of...
The Effect of Pets and Nature on Environmental Identity and Connection to Animals
Contributor(s): Victoria Whitaker, Kellye Kohn, Alice Fontana, Linda Kunce
This study examined environmental identity and connection to animals in college students. Previous research has suggested that exposure to animals and nature can increase caring for both animals and nature itself. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four video conditions and analyzed...
A Participant Observation Study of the Campus Canines Program at the University of Pittsburgh
Contributor(s): Nicole Camaioni
The Campus Canines Program (CCP) provides the University of Pittsburgh’s community with the opportunity to interact with registered Canine Good Citizen dogs. My objective was to observe and describe the interaction between the dogs and the human participants/volunteers in the CCP at the...
A community-based social networking intervention to increase walking in dog owners
Contributor(s): Deirdra Murphy, Cynthia Ferrara, Jessica Oleski, Emily Panza, Laura Bowen, Brianne Bozella, Kimberly Gada, Clara Savage, Stephanie C. Lemon, Kristin L. Schneider
Roughly 40% of U.S. households own a dog and while dog ownership is associated with greater engagement in physical activity, up to 60% of dog owners do not achieve the recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. The present study aims to develop and test a dog walking intervention...
Pet-friendly hotel add-on fees as elements of revenue management
Contributor(s): Sylvere Hilaire Coussement, Martha Coussement
This study is for the purose of measuring the impact of add-on fees for pet-friendly accommodations in the revenue management context. This data will be developed using STR Trend report of coded pet-friendly and non-pet-friendl properties and analyzed as a function of occupancy, revenue per...
Comparative Analysis of Ancient Ritual Sacrifice
Contributor(s): Alexandra Price