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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. Iloa ja sisältöä ikääntyvän elämään : lemmikin omistaminen merkityksellisenä toimintana

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Saarimäki

    Yksilölle merkityksellisen toiminnan kautta ihminen ylläpitää terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Merkitykset ja tyytyväisyyden kokeminen muodostuvat ainutlaatuisten kiinnostuksen kohteiden ja toimintojen kautta. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tarkastella...

  7. Motionera med hund - en hälsofrämjande aspekt : En kvantitativ undersökning med fokus på kvinnors fysiska, psykiska och sociala målsättningar

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    | Contributor(s):: Cecilia Mannström

    Endast 17,5% av Finlands befolkning 2015 uppnår rekommendationerna för daglig fysisk aktivitet. Detta examensarbete är en kvantitativ undersökning. Syftet med detta examensarbete är att undersöka om kvinnor har fysiska, psykiska och sociala...

  8. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  9. Can the PETS Act save human lives?

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Elizabeth Turner

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of PETS-Act-related policies on hurricane-related fatalities. Three PETS Act policies were identified as having the potential to save human lives: pet-friendly shelters allowing both service and companion animals; congregate pet shelters, in...

  10. The Richness of Food: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo, North Coast of Peru

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    | Contributor(s):: Arwen M. Johns

    This thesis is a zooarchaeological study examining the entangled nature of human-animal relations within processes of food production, preparation, and consumption at Huaca Santa Clara and Huaca Gallinazo in the Virú Valley, North Coast of Peru. It assesses how the consumption of animal...

  11. Inter-species ethics : Australian perspectives : a cross-cultural study of attitudes towards non-human animal species

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    | Contributor(s):: David Bennett

    This thesis presents an Australian-oriented cross-cultural study of attitudes towards non-human animal species. It is divided into three sections. In the first section, ideas and considerations of five Australian philosophers - H.J. McCloskey, John Passmore, Peter Singer, and Val Plumwood and...

  12. Hyvää oloa koirista! : Koirien ulkoilutus osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna-Leena Kontiainen, Jenny Kiviniemi

    Opinnäytetyön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää miten koirien ulkoilutus voisi toimia osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta. Ajatus koirien ulkoilutuksesta mielenterveyskuntoutujien kanssa tuli Sateenkaaritalon vastaavalta ohjaajalta Riikka Hautalalta...

  13. Defense and Prosecuting Attorney Perceptions of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristy Melissa Donaldson

    Attorneys must obtain evidence for purporting their position on a court case. Many factors are considered when working with witness testimony such as age, development, narrative recall, and retraumatization. Research has detailed the hardship of obtaining evidence during witness testimony and...

  14. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  15. Vulnerable Becomings: Reimagining Human Relationships with Horses and Other Beings

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Blair Pfoutz

    This thesis is an ethnographic and auto-ethnographic exploration of the intersubjective nature of our inevitable entanglements with other humans, animals and the earth. It elucidates how relationships between horses and humans are often reflective of structural ideologies of domination and...

  16. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  17. Bonding with Robotic Pets. Children's Cognitions, Emotions and Behaviors towards Pet-Robots. Applications in a Robot Assisted Quality of Life Intervention in a Pediatric Hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Marta Díaz Boladeras

    This dissertation addresses the emergence of emotional involvement in the interaction with social robots. More specifically, we investigate the dynamics of children bonding with robotic pets to design robot based programs to improve patients’ experience in pediatric hospitals. Pet-robots...

  18. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...

  19. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  20. Literary Beasts: Use of Animal Imagery in The Canterbury Tales

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Kentsbeer

    Through this paper I am going to argue that animals from the Middle Ages held more worth and were often considered to be more important than their modern counterparts. This gets shown through the three types of ways that animals are used within The Canterbury Tales. First, they are...