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  1. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    Contributor(s): Deborah Linder

  2. The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children

    Contributor(s): Eileen Marzullo

  3. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    Contributor(s): Constance A. Leahy

  4. Owner grieving following companion animal death

    Contributor(s): Cindy L. Adams

  5. Attachment to Companion Animals: Mitigating Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults

    Contributor(s): Jane B. Wuellner

  6. The capacity for the human-companion animal bond: Dissociation, history of trauma, personality characteristics, and attachment styles

    Contributor(s): Olivia Wu

  7. Introversion and Attachment to Companion Animals

    Contributor(s): Amanda Willis

  8. Prison Animal Training Programs: Attachment Theory as an Explanation for Changes in Inmate Behavior

    Contributor(s): Sue D. Weaver

  9. The Adolescent's Relationship with Animals: Empathy, Mental Health, and Animal Bonding

    Contributor(s): Alexis C. N. Reddig

  10. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress

    Contributor(s): Mary Harlinger

  11. The Role of the Family Dog in the Preadolescent's Psychosocial Development Relative to Selected Dimensions of the Self-Concept, Sex and Age

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Janet Haggerty Davis

  12. Evaluation of reliability of the Center for the Study of Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale (CSAWPBS) & the Dog Walk Program

    Theses | Contributor(s): Barbie Fulton

  13. Camp Geronimo: Evaluating the Influence of an Animal Assisted Intervention Based Summer Camp on Social Participation in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Joelle Ruggeri

    Research regarding animal assisted intervention (AAI) has found that it can be an effective intervention towards promoting positive social participation in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A quality improvement project was implemented at The Barn at Spring Brook...

  14. Eläinavusteinen sanataide : ammattilaisten käsityksiä koira-avusteisen sanataidetyöskentelyn merkityksestä kehitysvammaisten nuorten sosiaalisessa hyvinvoinnissa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nora Laine

    Pro gradu -tutkielmassa selvitetään eläinavusteisen sanataiteen merkitystä kehitysvammaisten nuorten sosiaalisessa hyvinvoinnissa. Tutkimusaineisto koostuu kolmen ammattilaisen haastattelusta ja Kerrotaan Koiralle -työpajan toiminnan havainnoinneistani. Tutkimuksen...

  15. A Rhetorical Criticism of Blackfish: Making Waves in Orca Activism

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Beisheim

  16. Effects of equine assisted activity on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Briana Ciampi, Jeffrey Roy

    Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of disorders which are characterized as having impaired communication skills, social skills and repetitive behaviors or body movements.1,2 Since every individual with ASD presents with different challenges, treatment...

  17. Koulukoira luokkahuoneessa : toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyntämisestä 1. luokan opetuksessa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Linda Vatanen, Milja Vesa

    Tämä on laadullinen toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan vaikutuksista yleisopetuksen luokassa. Tutkimuksen yhtenä tavoitteena on lisätä tietoa koulukoirien ja koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyistä. Tutkimus toteutettiin pirkanmaalaisessa koulussa...

  18. Understanding Zoonotic Enteric Disease in Minnesota: A Spatio Temporal Analysis and Causal Theory Approach

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Suchismita Swain

    With 75 percent of diseases in humans having origin in animals or animal products, zoonotic diseases have an enormous impact on the global disease burden. A significant portion of this can be attributed to bacterial zoonotic enteric pathogens. This study was designed to locate clusters of...

  19. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy Across Pediatric Care Settings: A Systematic Review

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Holly Howser, Thomas Dixon, Jessica Nunez

    With alternative therapies and complementary medicine becoming increasingly popular and supported by research, it is important for healthcare workers to be prepared to encounter and use these therapies in practice. A common problem in the pediatric healthcare setting is stress in patients and...

  20. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...