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  1. Terapia asistida por animales con niños y niñas

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Ana Jiménez Ramírez

    La relación del ser humano con los animales viene de miles de años atrás, sin embargo, su estudio científico es relativamente nuevo. Realmente este movimiento tuvo su auge a partir del descubrimiento de Levinson de las ventajas que los animales aportan al formar...

  2. Pink is the New Bull: The Feminization of Pit Bulls in Visual and Literary Discourses as a Rescue Tactic

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Stephanie Hogue

    Since the 1980s, pit bulls have been portrayed in a raced, classed, and gendered national discourse that has associated them with minority males of color in low-income urban areas. This discourse has led to a villianization of the breed that has resulted in restrictions on pit bulls and their...

  3. Trastornos del espectro autista: Intervención asistida con animales

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sergio Quintero Moreno

    This project aims to make an approach to Animal Assisted Interventions and, more specifically, to the benefits that they can promote in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in childhood. In addition, a proposal is offered in order to guarantee the validity and reliability of future...

  4. Dognition : the effect of pet ownership on cognition in older adults

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Molly McSweeney

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of pet ownership on cognition in older adults. Previous research has indicated that interactions with pets are associated with improved mental and physical health in humans. We predicted that these benefits of human-pet interactions...

  5. Intervenciones asistidas con animales: Revisión bibliográfica

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    Theses | Contributor(s): María Montserrat Rodríguez de Armas

  6. The Dog in the Middle Ages

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Luisa Barbano

  7. An Examination of Intrinsic Existence Value Towards Wildlife of Columbus Zoo and Aquariums Tourists: Evaluating the Impact of Behind the Scenes Programming

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Robert Maxwell Lakes

    Changes in climate and the corresponding environmental issues are major concerns facing the world today. Human consumption, which is leading the rapid depletion of the earth’s finite resources and causing a dramatic loss of biodiversity, is largely to blame (Pearson, Lowry, Dorrian, &...

  8. Beneficios de las terapias asistidas con animales en personas con discapacidad

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Silvia Plasencia Samarín, Pablo Cabrera Hernández

    El presente trabajo fin de grado (TFG), tiene como finalidad dar a conocer los beneficios de las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) en las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad. Observaremos la evolución que han tenido estas intervenciones, las cuales comienzan como...

  9. Efecto de algunos factores genético-ambientales sobre el tamaño de camada al nacimiento en cerdos. I. Tamaño de la Camada Nacidos Vivos (TCNV)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Romina Pía Aguirre Brockway

    Chile, según información reciente de USDA, se encuentra en el sexto lugar de los principales exportadores de carne porcina del mundo. Para responder a esta demanda, los productores de cerdos se han preocupado de mejorar sus índices productivos, entre los que se encuentra el...

  10. Intervención Asistida con Animales: Propuesta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Idaira Martín Domínguez

  11. Aplicabilidad del protocolo Welfare Quality® para medir bienestar animal en crianzas de sistemas de producción de bovinos de leche nacionales

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Claudia Andrea Bottaro Morosetti

    En este trabajo se estudia la aplicabilidad en Chile, del protocolo diseñado por el proyecto Welfare Quality ® para evaluar el bienestar animal en crianzas de bovinos de leche. Para esto, se aplicaron en 13 lecherías del país, cuatro pruebas directas (Distancia de Fuga...

  12. Non-Traditional Therapeutic Interventions for At-Risk Youth & Students with Complex Support Needs: Equine Therapy

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin J. Grimm

    The increased need for effective interventions and the challenge of working with children and youth with complex support or at-risk needs such as emotional disorders, physical and mental health needs as well as autism; have resulted in the design of many non-traditional therapeutic...

  13. Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sergio Andrés Hernández Avalos

    La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...

  14. Revisión de la literatura sobre los beneficios e inconvenientes de la terapia con animales en personas mayores

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Laura Guillén Javaloyes

    Introducción: desde hace décadas, los animales han sido objeto de estudio multidisciplinar para los humanos por los efectos positivos que generan a las personas. El aumento de la esperanza de vida y de los cuidados necesarios en la última etapa del ciclo vital, nos hizo...

  15. Ethics and code of conduct in zoo management

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Rita Bahne

    There are around 1 million wild animals living in the 10,000-12,000 zoos worldwide. They include zoological parks, biological parks, safari parks, public aquariums, bird parks, reptile parks and insectariums. Zoo tourism is both domestic and international. The purpose of this research thesis...

  16. Capturing Animality: An Evolutionary Approach to Animal Attitudes

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Netzin Gerald Steklis

    The purpose of the series of five studies presented in this dissertation is to shed new light on how our long history of interactions with animals has led to the evolution of psychological adaptations structuring our attitudes about animal—that comprise a multivariate latent construct...

  17. How Does the Presence of a Live Animal Affect the Millennial Generation's Attitudes towards Zoos and Species Conservation?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lauren E. Sommers

    Zoos and aquariums have unique opportunities to educate the public utilizing human-animal interactions. Many zoos claim success in educating their audiences and inspiring pro-conservation outcomes, but little research exists to confirm this. Existing research focuses on family members and...

  18. Effects Of Vicarious Equine Interaction On Anxiety And Neuromodulators

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jane Camille Gray

    Human-animal interaction influences the release of neuromodulators, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). No data could be located in the literature to establish a neuromodulating effect of Vicarious Equine Interaction (VEI)...

  19. Good fences make good neighbours: A qualitative, interpretive study of human–baboon and human–human conflict on the Cape Peninsula

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Renelle Terblanche

    Picturesque Cape Town is the epitome of an urban/nature interface but one within which chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) face slander for transgressing both the socially constructed human/animal and nature/culture divide, and/or the actual, physical borderlines associated with these divides. The...

  20. Exploring the influence of pet assisted activities on aggressive behaviour amongs grade R learners

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jani Coetzee

    As a grade R teacher in South Africa, the researcher was disturbed by the extent of aggressive behaviour amongst children (aged 4 years to 6 years). Other teachers involved with the same class were of the opinion that the aggressive behaviour had a detrimental effect on their instructional time...