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  1. Robot Dog Intervention with the Golden Pup: Activating Social and Empathy Experiences of Elderly People as Part of Intergenerational Interaction

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Pirita Ihamäki, Katriina Heljakka

    This paper takes an interest in examining the potential of robotic pet toys as social companions, which activate the social and empathy experiences of the elderly and by doing so, increase their wellbeing. In order to study the benefits of using Golden Pup, a commercial robot dog, we designed...

  2. Here Doggy! It's Prayer Time: The Relationship Between God, Man, and Dog in the Fourteenth-century Margaret Hours

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Efi Mosseri

    A high degree of intimacy between humans and other animals is expressed in the keeping of animals as pet companions. This practice was common as early as Ancient Greece and Rome and regained popularity during the thirteenth century. In this period, dogs began to play a vital role in domestic...

  3. Attitude towards and Interest in Dog-Assisted Interventions of Students in Higher Education

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Cathrin Rothkopf, Theresa Stark, Silke Schworm

    The mental health of students is a critical issue facing institutions of higher education, as a majority of college and university students report suffering from stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can enhance the mental health. Consequently, animal-assisted...

  4. Les interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Véronique Servais, Jean-Louis Millot

    L'article synthétise les principales études dans le domaine des interactions homme-animal. Il souligne les difficultés méthodologiques liées à la démonstration rigoureuse des effets thérapeutiques des animaux. Le paper synthetizes the...

  5. How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou

    This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...

  6. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  7. Analysing two instruments to evaluate AAT: CSAWPBS (Center for the Study for Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale) and MOPI (Measurement of Pet Intervention) scales

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Paula Calvo, Jonathan Bowen, Antoni Bulbena, Jaume Fatjo

  8. All That Fuss Just for Some Bloody Badgers? The Politics of Wildlife in Infrastructure Construction

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Daniel Sage, Andy Dainty, Kjell Tryggestad, Lise Justesen, Jan Mouritsen

    Across many construction projects, and especially infrastructure projects, efforts to mitigate the potential loss of biodiversity and habitat are significant, and at times controversial. In our paper we do not propose to gauge the success or failure of this effort; rather we are interested in...

  9. Use of dog as a means of activation of seniors and influence on various aspects of aging

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): K Machova, J Varekova, M Riha

  10. Livestock and local development: Going to a new human-animal relationship

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Jean François Tourrand, Laurent Dobremez, Benoit Dedieu, Guillaume Duteurtre, M. G. Piketty, P. Lescoat, B. Hubert

    Along the past ten years, the French National Agency for Research (ANR) has financed projects regarding livestock. Results of five projects were gathered to understand the long-term livestock trends. At the end of the 19th century, animal breeding was oriented towards the production of goods to...

  11. Understanding Organizational Trust of Zoos and Aquariums

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    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shelley J. Rank, John Voiklis, Rupanwita Gupta, John R. Fraser, Kate Flinner

    Zoos and aquariums (ZAs) play a pivotal role in wildlife conservation, including educating the public. Nevertheless, media depictions of ZAs that emphasize animal captivity may erode public trust. We report on the first systematic survey of organizational trust in ZAs, contrasting how people...

  12. Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

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    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...

  13. Initial Observation of Human-Bird VocalInteractions in a Zoological Setting

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    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...

  14. The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels

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    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...

  15. Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students

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    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...

  16. Dogs on the Frontier: Human-Canine Relationships in Central Kentucky, 1770-1792

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    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...

  17. The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic

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    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.

  18. Review of Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Techniques on General Aviation Airports

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    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...

  19. The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes

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    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...

  20. The Purpose of Animals According to Mark and Athanasius

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    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...