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  1. Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines

    Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves

    Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...

  2. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies: The Measuring of Equine Temperament

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Howard, Thecla Helmbrecht

    The field of equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is growing in popularity as an alternative healing approach. However, there is a paucity of peer-reviewed research on the horses who serve as equal partners in EAAT. The purpose of this quantitative study was to discover the impact of...

  3. Dominance, egalitarianism and friendship at a dog daycare facility

    | Contributor(s):: Trisko, Rebecca K.

  4. Service dogs for individuals with disabilities: What happens after the honeymoon is over?

    | Contributor(s):: Shubert, Janice L.

  5. The Therapeutic Power of Dogs in Private Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Pollard-Johnson, Kimberly A.

  6. El vinculo humano-animal: Un acercamiento fenomenologico a la relacion entre las personas y sus animales de compania

    | Contributor(s):: Melendez Samo, Liza Michelle

  7. Social familiarity as a predictor of observational learning in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Gent, Lana M.

  8. A mixed methods exploratory study of alleged telepathic interspecies communication with domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Erickson, Deborah L.

  9. Dog owner personality, owner interaction with dog, and dog aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Daye, Melanie

  10. Our unconscious bridge to nature: the role of pets and animal views in a person's environmental attitudes, conservation habits, and scientific knowledge

    | Contributor(s):: Chomey, Ariel

  11. Social learning: An investigation into observational learning in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Gent, Lana M.

  12. Specific concept formation in horses: You sure look familiar

    | Contributor(s):: Stone, Sherril M.

  13. Does learning to train dogs reduce the noncompliant/aggressive classroom behaviors of students with behavior disorders?

    | Contributor(s):: Siegel, Wendy Lowe

  14. Studies on the influence of human characteristics and training on stockperson work performance and farm animal behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Beveridge, Laura M.

  15. Animal Madness: A Natural History of Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Braitman, Laurel

  16. New perspectives on dolphin whistles: Evaluating signal context, categorization and memory

    | Contributor(s):: Bruck, Jason Neal

  17. Behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) with respect to insectivory at Fongoli, Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Lynn Bogart, Jill D. Pruetz (adviser)

    In this dissertation I examine the behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees in Senegal. I test hypotheses related to the effects of the environment on the diet of the chimpanzees at Fongoli, concentrating on their insectivory specifically. Fongoli is the hottest and driest site in which...

  18. Phylogeny, convergence, and snake behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Harry Walter Greene

    Comparative studies of snake behavior were used to confront three related conceptual issues in ethology: (i) Can behavior evolve? (ii) If so, how can the origins of similarities and differences in behavior among animals be assessed? (iii) What is the significance of this information for...

  19. Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study

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    | Contributor(s):: Cherie Ann Soprano

    Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative consequences as, social isolation, loss of physical functioning, excess disability, and further cognitive...

  20. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavior and reading in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Elizabeth Booten

    Research has shown that the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom should elicit a calming effect, reduce stress, and promote positive interactions among peers and adults. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect a therapy dog has on behavior and reading in the classroom....