One Thousand Guinea Pigs
Contributor(s):: Martie Ilena Stothoff
When I was at home earlier in the year, I explained to my parents that my photography project was about the relationship between humans and animals. My father then told me about how he had heard our friend, Gabi, a professor in agriculture at Smith College, on NPR talking about her newest...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
The Effect of Dog Interaction through Therapy Trained Animals or Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA Volunteering on High Achieving First Year College Student Adjustment Period
Contributor(s):: Kamille L. Aiello
Transitioning to college is a big change. A change that can be life altering for some students, especially when they realize that transitioning to college also means leaving their beloved companion at home. This research study proposes an Animal Assisted Activity intervention for high achieving...
A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.
Contributor(s):: Donelle Gadenne
In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...
Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels
Contributor(s):: Ashley Ann Asel
This study had two major purposes. The first was to determine if therapy dogs played a significant role in helping students reduce the amount of stress they were experiencing while they were studying for their end of the semester final exams. Research suggests that when individuals are...
Gender-differences in social health concepts. A cross-sectional study on interpersonal stress, social support and companionship with dog: correlations to sleep-problems
Contributor(s):: Siv Elin Skille
Background and overview: Social ties have profound effects on health and well-being, and men and women are found to differ in the concepts of it. Findings are however somewhat inconclusive on some aspects. This study contributes to existing knowledge about gender-differences in interpersonal...
The Terrain of the Self and the Other: A Phenomenological Study of Animals as Cartographic Teachers and Healers
Contributor(s):: Debra Lynn Goulden
Using the metaphor of a journey, the phenomenon of companion animal caregiving is opened for appraisal. Companion animals are revealed as metaphoric cartographers or mapmakers, creators of guides of caring. Through these guides, we are called to care through the task of exploration of the inner...
Animal Lovers, Bridge-Builders, and Supervising Watchdogs: Framing and Civil Society Construction by Japanese Pro-Animal Organizations in the Kansai and Tokyo Areas
Contributor(s):: Pilvi Ahonen
Unlike their counterparts in Europe and America, the citizen organizations acting for the well-being of animals in Japan have not received scholarly attention. In this research, I explore the activities of twelve Japanese pro-animal organizations in Tokyo and Kansai area from the...
A study of the contribution of variables related to companion animals on positivity
Contributor(s):: Dieker Larson, Erica Dawn
Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family
Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen
El vinculo humano-animal: Un acercamiento fenomenologico a la relacion entre las personas y sus animales de compania
Contributor(s):: Melendez Samo, Liza Michelle
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge: A heuristic exploration of the human-animal bond after the death of a companion cat or dog
Contributor(s):: Koempel, Stephanie
Animal Assisted Interventions for Hospitalized and Chronically Ill Children
Contributor(s):: Krankl, Annika
Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism
Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin
To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...
When the Bond Breaks: Variables that Influence Grief Following Companion Animal Loss
Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn
An online survey investigated variables that are related to grief, guilt and loneliness following companion animal loss. Variables of interest were: relationship, species, time since death, type of death, attachment, social support, and demographic variables. Female and male participants over...
Les determinants de l'intensite du deuil a la suite de la perte d'un animal de compagnie: Validation d'un instrument et etude de correlats
Contributor(s):: Lavergne, Annique G.
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
An investigation of the impact of companion animals on the residents of an intermediate care facility
Contributor(s):: Westbrook, Gerald Jay
An fMRI Study of Attachment to Companion Animals and Pet Ownership
Contributor(s):: Ernst, Thomas, Psychology,, Watanabe, Sara
Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University
Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge
During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...