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  1. Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Moorhead, Jesse Rose

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...

  2. Illegal Wildlife Hunting and Trade in Southern Belize: An Assessment of Impacts and Drivers

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Blakely Rice

    The use of wildlife as a resource is a common practice in all countries around the world, however, illegal activities are contributing to various environmental and social altercations amongst the involved communities and individuals, both directly and indirectly. This has led to the generalized...

  3. Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Asja Ebinghaus

    The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...

  4. Pigeons and Humans Time Miscued Intervals

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Shrinidhi Subramaniam

    Cues signaling time to reinforcer availability can be highly informative, somewhat informative, or uninformative of the specific time to reinforcement. The purpose of this series of studies was to characterize the functional relation between miscues and pigeon and human response patterns in a...

  5. Designing Features for Fido: What Makes Animal-Computer Interaction So Different From Human-Computer Interaction?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jaana Lehtonen

    Lehtonen, Jaana Designing Features for Fido: What Makes Animal-Computer Interaction So Dif-ferent From Human-Computer Interaction? Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, 2013, 21 p. Information Systems Science, Bachelor’s thesis Supervisor: Kuparinen, Liisa...

  6. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Hannah Flint

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  7. Measuring Attachments Between Dogs and Their Owners

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Joanne Wilshaw

    This thesis details the development and testing of a new scale for measuring human attachment to dogs which allows for the measurement of weaker attachment levels as well as stronger ones (the CDA scale). The correlation between dog-owner’s scores on the CDA scale and their dog’s...

  8. The Behavior of Humans and Wildlife with Respect to Roads: Insights for Mitigation and Management

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Molly Kathryn Grace

    Road ecology is the study of how roads and wildlife interact. Traditionally, road ecologists have primarily focused on one effect of roads: roadkill. Though roadkill can have devastating effects on wildlife populations, roads have sub-lethal impacts that are gaining more and more attention from...

  9. "Crocodiles are the Souls of the Community" An Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Northwestern Benin and its Ontological Implications

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sharon Merz

    In this thesis I explore human-animal relations amongst the Bebelibe of the Commune of Cobly, in the northwest of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, with a focus on how they relate to their tikedimɔmɔnte (true totem(s), literally “interdict(s)-true”). I start with an historical...

  10. A Study of Dog Bites and their Prevention

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nelly N. Lakestani

    Previous studies have suggested that children are more at risk of suffering from serious dog bite injuries than adults. In order to generate an overview of characteristics of dog bite victims in Europe, different organisations collecting data on injuries at a national level were contacted in a...

  11. Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Roxanne D. Hawkins

    Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...

  12. An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Claire Weinman

    Evolution and domestication have brought dogs very close to humans. Research has found numerous behavioral, cognitive, neurological, and physiological similarities between the two species. Additional research has found that humans and dogs can share cross-species attachments that are comparable...

  13. The Effects of Equine Assisted Learning on Emotional Intelligence Competencies and Leadership Skills

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jade E. Rauen

    Since the development and understanding of the term emotional intelligence (EI), researchers and businessmen alike have strived to find a way to improve EI competencies. Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a branch of Equine Therapy that uses the horse to facilitate change in humans. In recent...

  14. The Effects of Equine Assisted Leadership Programs on Perceived Professional Development Outcomes

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leigh Anne Pentecost

    The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare the mean scores of the survey instrument to determine if there were statistically significant differences between the mean pre-test and post-test scores of perceived professional development obtained by participants of the Equine...

  15. Betydningsfulle elementer ved gårdsdyr-assisterte intervensjoner for personer med depresjon. Erfaringer fra personell med helse- og sosialfaglig bakgrunn.

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Hemmingsen-Larsen

    Bakgrunn: Depresjon er en av de vanligste psykiske lidelsene i vesten. I Norge er det en økt satsing på velferdstjenester i brukernes nærmiljø, og mange har behov for arbeidsrettede tiltak. Gårdsdyr-assistert intervensjon (GDAI) kan være et arbeidsrettet...

  16. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Hanna Eickenbrock, Marlee Wheelhouse

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  17. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nathalie Gagnon

    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  18. Los beneficios del gato en la depresión. Mito o realidad

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mónica Sastre Martínez

    En la siguiente revisión bibliográfica, se ha estudiado la literatura reciente en cuanto a los beneficios del gato en la salud de las personas. A pesar de la poca información que existe, se ha intentado recaudar el máximo de información posible sobre los...

  19. Proyecto DOGWER: piezas artísticas que expresan aquello que los niños autistas y hospitalizados sienten durante la interacción con un perro

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Rocío Pons Criado

    Proyecto DOGWER tiene como objetivo dar a conocer a la población el trabajo de los perros de terapia. Como desde hace tiempo se lleva haciendo, el arte ejerce la función comunicativa en este trabajo, mostrando así la interacción que se genera entre los pacientes y...

  20. O animal de companhia e a proteção animal urbana : pensando relações interespecíficas a partir da etnografia em Porto Alegre/RS

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Viviane Hippmann Gauer

    Inserido no âmbito da Antrozoologia, este trabalho intenciona pensar a relação humano-animal, tendo por enfoque a relação construída entre ativistas e simpatizantes da proteção animal urbana e os animais de companhia aos quais este...