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  1. 捨て犬からセラピードッグへ。人間を救う動物の力 | Toru Oki | TEDxNihonbashiSalon

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    | Contributor(s):: Toru Oki

    音楽家。一般財団法人 国際セラピードッグ協会 代表 一般社団法人 大木動物愛護協会代表、弘前学院大学客員教授 東日本被災犬保護プラザ代表、社会福祉学者(日米) 東京日本橋人形町生まれ。1976年渡米、米国在住。全米音楽界で唯一、東洋人ブルースシンガーとして全米ツアーを成功させるなど、人種の壁を乗り越えて世界的に活躍する。 ゼネラルプロデューサーとしても多くのビッグアーティストを育て、日米のブラックミュージックの架け橋として長く活躍、「ミスターイエローブルース」と称賛される。...

  2. Considering the Canine: Human Discourses of Gender, Race, and Power in Interspecies Entanglements

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    | Contributor(s):: Meredith Helen Clark

    This dissertation explores discourses in the contemporary United States surrounding the creation, coding, sterilization, and general keeping of canines in order to interrogate how sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, and species together serve biopolitical formations of social control,...

  3. Pets in Voluntary Household Quarantine

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    | Contributor(s):: J. Scott Weese, Stephen A. Kruth

  4. How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah

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    | Contributor(s):: Moreangels Mbizah

      Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how things could've gone differently, asking: "What if the community that lived next to Cecil was involved in protecting him?" In a...

  5. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  6. Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation

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    | Contributor(s):: Matilda Eriksson, Linda J. Keeling, Therese Rehn

    Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...

  7. Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu

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    | Contributor(s):: Fredros Okumu

    What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living -- with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research, as he details some of the unconventional methods his team at the...

  8. Sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan opas erityisryhmille : Pientallin perehdyttämisopas

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    | Contributor(s):: Sanni Piironen

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli luoda perehdyttämisopas Pientallille. Oppaan avulla asiakkaat pääsevät perehtymään paremmin Pientallin toimintaan, joka toimii sosiaalipedagogista hevostoimintaa ajatellen. Toiminnan ollessa vielä melko...

  9. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA

    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  10. Apopo

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    Apopo's mission is to develop detection rats technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive social change.

  11. How to build the forever dog | Rodney Habib | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodney Habib

    Digital storyteller Rodney Habib's dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer which sent him on a mission to save her life. Rodney Habib has spent his last years travelling the globe gathering the most up-to-date information on canine cancer. During his talk at TEDxMexicoCitySalon, Rodney shared...

  12. Green Care ja sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : Hevostoiminta psyykkisen ja sosiaalisen hyvinvoinnin tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Alasaari, Hanna Ala-Nissilä

    Työn tavoitteena on tarkastella luonnon hyödyntämistä – ja osana sitä erityisesti sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan yhteyksiä – sosiaalisen ja psyykkisen hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä. Tutkimuksessa käytetään Green Care...

  13. MSAR Service Dogs

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  14. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda

    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  15. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  16. Our co-evolution with dogs | Karen Becker | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Becker

    Karen Shaw Becker is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing...

  17. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    | Contributor(s):: Elisa Maria Concetta Papotto, Jessica Lee Oliva Dr

    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  18. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  19. Hengityksen merkitys ratsastuksessa : katsaus ratsastuksen lajivaatimuksiin hengityksen näkökulmasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Janatuinen

    Ratsastuksessa pyritään hevosen ja ratsastajan saumattomaan yhteistyöhön. Ratsastajan täytyy olla hyvässä kunnossa sekä fyysisesti, että psyykkisesti. Hengitysmekaniikalla on tärkeä merkitys ihmisen asennon- ja tasapainon hallinnassa,...

  20. Conservation Psychology: A Gap in Current Australian Undergraduate Psychology Education?

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    | Contributor(s):: Elissa Pearson

    Human actions have contributed to numerous environmental challenges, including climate change and a significant loss of the world’s biodiversity. As the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, psychology has much to offer in better understanding these issues, as well as fostering...