The Impact of Campus-Based Therapy Dogs on the Mood and Affect of University Students
| Contributor(s):: Peel, N., Nguyen, K., Tannous, C.
University students experience a high level of stress, which could potentially affect how they manage stressful situations beyond university, such as when entering the workforce. Although universities offer counseling services and various health promotion programs, there is reluctance and...
The Effect of Dog Videos on Subjective and Physiological Responses to Stress
| Contributor(s):: Ein, Natalie, Reed, Maureen J., Vickers, Kristin
Research indicates that animal-assisted therapy programs can reduce stress responses. However, animals are not always permitted in public settings. Thus, alternative forms to the physical presence of an animal could be beneficial. The objective of this study was to determine (1) whether exposure...
Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.
Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...
The Process of Coming and Going in this World: Conversation About Interspecies Collaboration, Domestication, Sound
| Contributor(s):: Burke, Ruth K., Landau, Jessica
Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention
| Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa
A network perspective on animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Rowland, T., Pike, T. W., Burman, O. H. P.
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results
| Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
Interaction with Caged Budgerigars (Melopsittacus Undulatus) Enhances Human Affect
| Contributor(s):: Jones, Autumn G., Skolnick, Alexander J., Anderson, Matthew J.
Research interest in the benefits of human–animal interaction (HAI) has grown within the scientific community. One current limitation in the HAI literature however, is that the majority of research focuses on the beneficial effects of dogs and cats, paying less attention to other species...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Background Dog ownership is suggested to improve mental well-being, although empirical evidence among community dog owners is limited. This study examined changes in human mental well-being following dog acquisition, including four measures: loneliness, positive and negative affect, and...
The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.
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...
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...
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
| 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...
The Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital: A Journey Towards Evidence
| Contributor(s):: Zeblisky, Kathy A., Jennings, Mary Lou
Is Your Pet Wrecking Your Sleep?
| Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie