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  1. Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel

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

  2. Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improve Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects

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    | Contributor(s):: Timothy Ewers, Scott Nash, Alaena Ruth, Julia Piaskowski

    Continued development and delivery of animal science programs for 4-H youths is a critical need in all livestock production regions. The large number of 4-H youth programs, their rural locations, and the small number of 4-H Extension professionals make delivery of new curricula challenging. In...

  3. Pets: Their Effects On The Elderly

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    | Contributor(s):: Marjorie Flynn

    Pets have always had a capacity for putting human beings in touch with life. Watching a puppy or a kitten at play stirs a joy somewhere deep within us bringing with it a smile or a chuckle. Pets remind us of spring, of youth, of all there is to see on this earth that is new and alive. Pets keep...

  4. Human-Animal Interactions in Ireland

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Nelson

    My STEP Signature Project was an Education Abroad program to various parts of Ireland which provided a plethora of experiences with the different types of human-animal interactions that they have to offer. The trip included visits to agricultural and production farms and facilities, zoos, and...

  5. Dogs and blood pressure in non-dog owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Natasha Adamson

    Several studies have shown that the presence of a dog can reduce blood pressure during a stressful situation. A study done in 2001 demonstrated that for blood pressure to be reduced during a stressor the subjects must be dog owners. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if four, one...

  6. The Effects of Bonding with a Canine on Bereavement Following the Loss of a Family Member

    | Contributor(s):: Turab, Mahwish A.

  7. Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Job Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.

  8. Understanding Therapy Dogs: The Underlying Components of Their Relationship with Owners, Their Physiology, and How They Compare to Pet and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cunningham, Kristen M.

  9. Correctional Education as Therapeutic Change: Exploring the Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs with Incarcerated Women

    | Contributor(s):: Ciez, Terrie

  10. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

    | Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.

  11. Impacts of Tourism on the Ecophysiology of the Endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana (Cyclura Cychlura)

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, Alison C.

  12. A Life After the Laboratory: Exploring the Policy and Practice of Laboratory Animal Rehoming

    | Contributor(s):: Skidmore, Tess Alexandra

  13. American Animals, American Men: Popular Literature from 1830 to 1915

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Stephen D.

  14. La Mujer en la Frontera de lo Humano: Personajes Femeninos Liminales en el Teatro del Siglo de Oro

    | Contributor(s):: Gallego Zarzosa, Alicia

  15. Flesh and Blood: The Metaphorics of Meat in Modern Jewish Culture

    | Contributor(s):: Fermentto-Tzaisler, Julia

  16. Militarizing Affection: The Making of the Military Working Dog Team

    | Contributor(s):: Drake, Ashley Elizabeth

  17. Children of Oryx, Children of Crake: Human-Animal Relationships in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica C. Franken

    Climate change and industrialization have introduced new tensions to human-animal interactions in the United States—tensions explored in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy (2003-2013). Tying the world of the novels to real-life trends, I examine MaddAddam’s portrayal of...

  18. Human-Animal Studies: Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Troubling the Future

    | Contributor(s):: Shapiro, K.

  19. Guide to Human-Animal Interaction Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Phyllis Erdman, Megan. R. LaFollette, Netzin G. Steklis, H. Dieter Steklis, Monique Germone, Lori R. Kogan

    Pursuing a career in human-animal interaction (HAI) may feel daunting, as this field is quickly growing and changing, and offers a wide array of career possibilities with pathways and educational programs. Yet, it is this broad scope of possibilities that can make navigating the field...

  20. Animal Farm's Lessons for Literary (and) Animal Studies

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    | Contributor(s):: McHugh, Susan