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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Integrated Stress and Community Perceptions: Toward an Understanding of Human-Cougar Tolerance

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lara Brenner

    Evidence suggests that cougars (Puma concolor) are beginning to recolonize their traditional range in the Midwestern and Eastern US, returning to a landscape and a social environment that have changed drastically in a century of absence. Any hope of the cougar’s persistence depends on...

  12. Manejo de doenças infecciosas em gatos de abrigos

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leticia Rodrigues Lopes

    O presente trabalho aborda o manejo de doenças infecciosas em abrigos de felinos. É importante entender e controlar alguns fatores básicos que predispoem as doenças infeciosas. Os principais fatores são: estresse, densidade populacional e...

  13. Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lang

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...

  14. Human-Bear Interactions Among Black Bears in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, and Polar Bears on Alaska's North Slope

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Wesley G. Larson

    Human-bear interactions are an important consideration of bear biology, as interactions can lead to destruction of property as well as injury or death for both human and bear. Successful analysis of why these interactions occur can lead to appropriate preventative measures and mitigation of...

  15. Prison Programs to Reduce Recidivism: What is the Ideal Structure of an Inmate Reentry Program?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Magali Davila-Centeno

    In the United States' correctional system, inmate programs within prisons often do not reduce recidivism. Recent surveys have shown that across the country many prisons have a form of a Prison Based Animal Program (PAP). This study examines the effect that Prison based Animal Programs have...

  16. Ocitocina sérica e comportamento afetivo de cães na interação com crianças e adultos

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Luelyn Jockyman

    A ocitocina tem sido usada como parâmetro para medir os laços sociais em animais. Recentemente foi demonstrado que a concentração de ocitocina aumenta em cães e donos quando interagem positivamente e, possivelmente, que na interação com...

  17. Performing Whale-Watching in Juneau, Alaska

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Chelsea Karthauser

    Nature-based tourism activities provide special contexts for human-wildlife interaction. In Juneau, Alaska, summertime tourists seek encounters with humpback whales, hundreds of which feed seasonally in Southeast Alaska’s coastal waterways. Tourists support a thriving whale-watching...

  18. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): B. Caitlin Peters

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  19. Tracing Economic, Ritual, and Social Pathways to Neolithization in the Southern Levant through Human-Animal Relationships at Kfar HaHoresh

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jacqueline Suzanne Meier

    During the transition to agriculture in the southern Levant of Southwest Asia, the PrePottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period is marked by the beginning of herd animal management, a fluorescence of ritual evidence and increasingly large settlements with diversified uses. These developments had...

  20. Hellhounds and Helpful Ghost Dogs: Conflicting Perceptions of "Man's Best Friend" Encoded in Supernatural Narrative

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kiersten Carr

    Black dogs are a type of spectral entity that, according to legend, have been haunting the British Isles for centuries. While the legends have many regional variations, the common feature remains a large black dog, often with eyes “large as saucers” or sometimes, flaming, who...