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  1. The best college major you've never heard of: Ann Perkins at TEDxBozeman

    Do you consider your pet part of your family? Have you ever been struck wondering about the unique bond between humans and domesticated animals? The relationship between humans and animals goes back tens of thousands of years. But until about 40 years ago, most behavioral research focused on...

  2. How to raise a wild pet: Waleed AlJawi at TEDxKids@Jeddah

    Sharing his experience on failing and succeeding to raise reptiles and other rare pets Young reptiles raiser 

  3. Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy

  4. The Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Social Services: A Literature Synthesis

    The field of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI’s) is emerging and developing steadily, however the available literature which addresses this field is limited. This literature synthesis includes 27 articles from this limited pool and addresses what AAI programs exist, how they are being...

  5. Abuse, Attachment and Animal Assisted Activities

    In the effort to take responsibly and effect positive change in the lives of our children, we must begin by identifying and applying the most effective methods to help them overcome obstacles to mental and emotional well-being. In conjunction with a limited number of quantitative studies,...

  6. Interspecific attachment: social bonds between humans and their 'best friends'

    Attachment refers to an individual seeking and maintaining close proximity to another individual. Although, relatively few studies have examined attachment in an interspecific context the human-dog bond has recently gained a great deal of attention, as this relationship has been subjected to...

  7. Discovering the Meaning of the Experience of Interacting with Horses

    The literature on the human-animal bond is vast and has focused mainly on the bond between humans and their pets or small companion animals. However, within the literature, few studies exist that explore the human-horse interaction. Furthermore, studies that specifically examine the human...

  8. Silent supporters : understanding clients' lived experiences of animal-assisted therapy in counselling

    The human-animal bond has long been a topic of interest for both researchers and clinicians. There are many studies that support the benefits of animals with regards to humans’ psychological and physical wellbeing, such as improved mental and physical health in pet owners and the use of...

  9. Pets Helping People, Inc.

    Pets Helping People is a not-for-profit  501(c) 3 organization established in 1998 on the premise that dogs, through their unconditional love and acceptance and acute senses, when paired with a compassionate human can be a remarkable source of companionship, inspiration, motivation and...

  10. Families and their ghosts

  11. Dog Daze

  12. playing with pets

  13. Animal instincts

  14. Horses that Heal at the High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center

  15. Narrative synthesis of equine-assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

  16. Want to Get Happier?

  17. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

  18. A New Antibiotic

  19. Motivation to use animal assisted therapy among psychotherapy and counselling graduate students

    Though there is evidence of the benefits of incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in counselling, this therapy is obscure to many Canadian students. This online study explored Canadian counselling and clinical psychology graduate students' attitudes toward, and perceptions of, AAT....

  20. Stress reduction and attachment in military veterans: Benefits of the veteran-canine bond