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  1. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  2. The Pet-Effect in Daily Life: An Experience Sampling Study on Emotional Wellbeing in Pet Owners

    Contributor(s):: Janssens, Mayke, Eshuis, Jannes, Peeters, Sanne, Lataster, Johan, Reijnders, Jennifer, Enders-Slegers, Marie-Jose, Jacobs, Nele

    The relationship between companion animal ownership and wellbeing has received an increasing amount of scientific attention over the last few decades. Although the general assumption is that individuals benefit from the presence of companion animals (termed the “pet-effect”), recent evidence...

  3. The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

    Contributor(s):: Roberts, Hanna, Honzel, Nikki

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat owing to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  4. How Urban Identity, Affect, and Knowledge Predict Perceptions About Coyotes and Their Management

    Contributor(s):: Drake, Michael D., Peterson, M. Nils, Griffith, Emily H., Olfenbuttel, Colleen, DePerno, Cristopher S., Moorman, Christopher E.

    Globally, the number of humans and wildlife species sharing urban spaces continues to grow. As these populations grow, so too does the frequency of human–wildlife interactions in urban areas. Carnivores in particular pose urban wildlife conservation challenges owing to the strong emotions they...

  5. Therapy Dogs Improve Student Affect but Not Memory

    Contributor(s):: Trammell, Janet P.

    While students are increasingly struggling with anxiety and depression, the effects of therapy dogs on student stress has only recently been explored. This study was conducted to investigate whether therapy dogs can improve student affect and to determine if these benefits extend to cognition in...

  6. Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study

    Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.

  7. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.

  8. Animal emotion: Descriptive and prescriptive definitions and their implications for a comparative perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Paul, Elizabeth S., Mendl, Michael T.

    In recent years there has been a growing research interest in the field of animal emotion. But there is still little agreement about whether and how the word "emotion" should be defined for use in the context of non-human species. Here, we make a distinction between descriptive and prescriptive...

  9. Examining affective structure in chickens: valence, intensity, persistence and generalization measured using a Conditioned Place Preference Test

    | Contributor(s):: Paul, Elizabeth S., Edgar, Joanne L., Caplen, Gina, Nicol, Christine J.

    When measuring animals' valenced behavioural responses to stimuli, e on itio ne ace test goes goes a step further than many approach-based and avoidance-based tests by establishing whether a learned preference for, or aversion to, the location in which the stimulus was encountered can be...

  10. Bodies of Knowledge, Kinetic Melodies, Rhythms of Relating and Affect Attunement in Vital Spaces for Multi-Species Well-Being: Finding Common Ground in Intimate Human-Canine and Human-Equine Encounters

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlyle, D., Graham, P.

    In this paper, we bring together two separate studies and offer a double similitude as it were, in finding “common ground” and “common worlds” between dog–human and horse–human interactions. Appreciation of the process and mechanism of affect (and affect...

  11. The Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital: A Journey Towards Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Zeblisky, Kathy A., Jennings, Mary Lou

  12. Is Your Pet Wrecking Your Sleep?

    | Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie

  13. Effect of animal-assisted therapy on engagement of rural nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Martindale, BP

  14. Naturecultures? Science, Affect and the Non-human

    | Contributor(s):: Latimer, Joanna, Miele, Mara

  15. Individuation, the Mass and Farm Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Buller, Henry

  16. The role of affective touch in human-robot interaction: human intent and expectations in touching the Haptic Creature

    | Contributor(s):: Yohanan, Steve, MacLean, Karon E.

  17. Cat Cafés, Affective Labor, and the Healing Boom in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Plourde, Lorraine

  18. From Entangled Vision to Ethical Engagement: Darwin, Affect, and Contemporary Exhibition Projects

    | Contributor(s):: Pietrzak-Franger, Monika

  19. Learning to Be Affected: Subjectivity, Sense, and Sensibility in Animal Rights Activism

    | Contributor(s):: Hansson, N., Jacobsson, K.

    Becoming an animal rights activist is not just a process of identity change and re-socialization but also implies, as this article suggests, a "re-engineering" of affective cognitive repertoires and processes of "sensibilization" in relation to nonhuman animals. Activists thereby develop their...

  20. Three methods of teaching the use of live non-pet animals and their cognitive and affective effects on preservice elementary teachers

    | Contributor(s):: Shimkanin, John W.