Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Molly Cook, Sydney Busch
Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...
Initial Observation of Human-Bird VocalInteractions in a Zoological Setting
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Rébecca Kleinberger, Janet Baker, Gabriel Miller
Vocal interactions between humans and non-human animals are pervasive, but studies are often limitedto communication within species. Here, we conducted a pilot exploration of vocal interactions betweenvisitors to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sampson, an 18-year-old male Hyacinth Macaw...
The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Juliana Oleksy
Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...
Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Morgan Jenkins
The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...
Dogs on the Frontier: Human-Canine Relationships in Central Kentucky, 1770-1792
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Andrew P Patrick
Dogs played utilitarian roles, as hunting partners, sentries and trackers that provided assistance in the difficult physical landscape, but they also filled setters’ less obvious, psychological needs by serving as companions or by helping humans assert their dominance over the threats...
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.
Review of Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Techniques on General Aviation Airports
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Robert J. Lewis, Joe N. Caudell
Large commercial airports, also known as Part 139 airports, are required by federal regulation to monitor and control wildlife activity. Due to the regulatory nature of 14 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 139.337, and the size and scope of these airports, there is sufficient funding to...
The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): John Hadidian, Camilla H Fox, William S Lynn
The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding...
The Purpose of Animals According to Mark and Athanasius
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Caroline Herzog
Religion affects how groups of people view animals, and these views can vary between writers within the same religion. Both the author of the Gospel of Mark and the author of “The Incarnation of the Word of God” present animals as subordinate to humans, revealing hierarchies within...
Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Heli Väätäjä, Päivi Majaranta, Heini Törnqvist, Veikko Surakka, Oskar Juhlin, Clara Mancini
This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are...
Perception de la souffrance, empathie inter-espèces et régimes d'interactivité
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Veronique Servais
La perception de la souffrance animale dépend de l’empathie et celle-ci fait l’objet d’un biais « intra-groupe » chez l’humain. On le retrouve dans le cas de l’empathie inter-espèces : la réponse varie en...
Felino: The Philosophical Practice of Making an Interspecies Videogame
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni
This paper describes the design process of an interspecies video game that has its foundations in the field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), but is inspired by philosophical notions and approaches including Jos De Mul’s work on biohermeneutics (De Mul 2013), Pierce’s theory of...
Grounded Zoomorphism: An Evaluation Methodology for ACI Design
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni
This paper proposes and evaluates a novel method for the analysis and the refinement of products and designs that participate in playful, digitally-mediated human-animal interactions. The proposed method relies on a Grounded Theory approach and aims at guiding design and research in the field...
A Feminist Analysis of Human and Animal Oppression: Intersectionality Among Species
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Kelsey Brown
In this paper I focus on animal exploitation as a feminist issue. I discuss reproductive exploitation in humans and domesticated animals, language as a tool of oppression, the power dynamics involved in hunting and consuming animals, and the barriers that are faced when people try to access...
Rabies in North America: A Model of the One Health Approach
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Kurt C. Vercauteren, Christine Ellis, Richard Chipman, Thomas J. DeLiberto, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Dennis Slate
The One Health concept merges environmental, wildlife, domestic animal, and human health into a global, interconnected context. Though recently a popular catchphrase due to the emergence and reemergence of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), bluetongue, bovine spongiform...
Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S. W. Johnson
Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): J.M. Scarlett
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....