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  1. Keeper/orangutan interactions at Auckland Zoo: Communication, friendship, and ethics between species

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    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...

  2. Behavior and personality analysis in cloned working dog candidates 복제 기능견 후보의 행동과 성격 분석

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    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...

  3. Defining the qualities of an equine-facilitated mental health horse or pony : An introductory survey

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    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...

  4. Living in elephant worlds: human-elephant relations on the fringe of forest and village in Assam, Northeast India

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    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...

  5. Risky business: Causes and conservation implications of human-moor macaque (macaca maura) interactions in south Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    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,...

  6. Assessing Pet Rabbit Welfare Based on General Discussion on Human-Animal Relationship

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    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...

  7. Using Feminist Theories to Explore Human-animal Relationships: Pigeons in the City

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Yue Yin

    The unequal human-animal relationships regard human beings as superior to other species. They exit in various kinds of human-animal interactions (i.e. our consumption of animal products, and our use of animals as tools or entertainment). This human-dominant relationship is the result of the...

  8. Reduciendo la soledad: terapia asistida con animales para adultos mayores de una residencia geriátrica

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mariana De la Puente Cunliffe

    Los sentimientos de soledad son un problema común en adultos mayores que viven en residencias geriátricas y diversos estudios han encontrado los efectos negativos que generan en su salud. También, se ha encontrado que la Terapia Asistida con Animales (TAA) puede reducir...

  9. Using a systematic mapping review to examine equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with mental health through an occupational therapy lens

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Rachel Hardie

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are one type of complementary and/or alternative treatment for persons with mental illness. Various approaches have been used to improve individual's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and overall health (Bizub, Joy, & Davidson, 2003; Burgon,...

  10. Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Cindy Wiggett

    This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...

  11. An exploratory study of an equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia living in a residential care facility

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah L Busselman

    There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2015) and the prevalence of dementia is predicted to rise to one million new cases per year. As there is no cure for dementia, health care for people with...

  12. Improving ostrich welfare by developing positive human-animal interactions

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Pfunzo Tonny Muvhali

    Animal welfare has recently gained significant attention in commercial livestock industries worldwide. Specifically, several studies involving husbandry practices with positive human-animal interactions have shown a favourable link between improved animal welfare and production. However,...

  13. Djur i vården av äldre personer på särskilt boende - En systematisk litteraturöversikt

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Johanna Reneland

    Syfte: Syftet med studien var att undersöka vilken effekt sällskapsdjur har på äldre personers upplevelse av hälsa och livskvalitet i särskilt boende Metod: En systematisk litteraturöversikt av 11 artiklar med induktiva eller deduktiva ansatser....

  14. THE WATCHING DOG The Animal Gaze in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Flinck

    This essay examines the role of the nameless dog in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire”. While it is a story previously studied for its naturalist and determinist themes, this essay turns the spotlight onto the dog as a significant character that should not be...

  15. La actividad física con caballos como medio terapéutico para mejorar la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida de las personas de la Tercera Edad y de las afectadas por el síndrome de Fibromialgia

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    Theses | Contributor(s): José Blázquez Miret

    El envejecimiento supone una disminución de la capacidad funcional de las personas y por consiguiente un deterioro en su calidad de vida. Del mismo modo ocurre a las personas afectadas por Fibromialgia, que por su sintomatología presentan una realidad análoga a las personas...

  16. Examining the relationship between Canis lupus familiaris and stress: An fMRI study

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Julie Elizabeth Petersen

    Stress has detrimental effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being. The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has demonstrated a unique capability for mediating stress, an ability that remains largely unexplained. The current study examined the relationship of dogs and stress...

  17. The Effects of an Equine Assisted Learning Supervision Intervention on Counselors'-in-Training Performance Anxiety, Counseling Self-Efficacy, and Supervisory Working Alliance

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Cheryl C Meola

    Due to the complexity of the counseling process, counselors-in-training often experience performance anxiety when entering the counseling profession. Research shows that higher counseling self-efficacy (the belief in oneself to perform counseling skills successfully) helps decrease performance...

  18. Factores de riesgo implicados en el comportamiento agresivo del perro y del gato

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Marta Amat Grau

    El presente trabajo se centra en el estudio de algunos aspectos de la agresividad del perro y del gato. El estudio de la agresividad canina y felina es importante por varios motivos. En primer lugar, los problemas de agresividad del perro y del gato son muy frecuentes y, al menos en los centros...

  19. Pawsitive Self-Regulation and Emotional Control: A Guide for Implementing Therapy Dogs to Help Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Self-Regulation and Emotional Control

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Brooke McCawley

    With the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increasing at an alarming rate, educators and services providers are in need of a variety of different strategies to help support self- regulation and emotional control for students with autism spectrum disorder. Although not a defining...

  20. El vínculo entre el ser humano y los animales: aspectos psicológicos y psicopatológicos

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Paula Calvo Soler

    Los animales de compañía ocupan un importante lugar en las sociedades occidentales. Así pues, tiene sentido que se preste atención a la influencia que estos animales ejercen en la sociedad, desde los problemas generados por la convivencia con animales de...