"Loving-knowing" women and horses: Symbolic connections, real life conflicts and "natural horsemanship"
Contributor(s):: Savvides, Nikki
Since the late nineteenth century, female authors have suggested that Western women and horses have an innate connection. Often, the connection is categorized in terms of female “empowerment” and “liberation,” with the rise of female equestrianism playing an important role...
Assessing the dyadic social relationships of female african (Loxodonta africana) and asian (Elephas maximus) zoo elephants using proximity, tactile contact, and keeper surveys
Contributor(s):: Bonaparte-Saller, Mary, Mench, Joy A.
Understanding the affiliative social relationships, or bonds, between zoo elephants has implications for both their welfare and management, yet there is limited work assessing and describing these bonds. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a reliable assessment tool. We used...
Broken bond: An exploration of human factors associated with companion animal loss during Hurricane Katrina
Contributor(s):: Zottarelli, Lisa K.
Creating social connection through inferential reproduction: Loneliness and perceived agency in gadgets, gods, and greyhounds
Contributor(s):: Epley, Nicholas, Akalis, Scott, Waytz, Adam, Cacioppo, John T.
Human–Dolphin Interactions: Relationships, Connections, and the Reinforcement of an Ongoing Nature Relationship
Contributor(s):: Yerbury, Rachel M., Boyd, William E.
Although interactions between humans and wild animals have been explored in the literature, the mechanism for how such experiences influence wellbeing is an area needing further examination. This research used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the narratives of wellbeing from...
The effect of stallions on social interactions in domestic and semi feral harems
Contributor(s):: Granquist, Sandra M., Thorhallsdottir, Anna Gudrun, Sigurjonsdottir, Hrefna
Earlier research indicates that stallions may supress interactions of their harem members, leading to less stable hierarchies and friendship bonds in harems compared to non-stallion groups. In this paper, the effect of the presense of a stallion on the social behaviour of mares was studied by...
The non-visual image of the city: how blind and visually impaired white cane users conceptualize urban space
Contributor(s):: Šakaja, Laura