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  1. "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...

  2. 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...

  3. Broken bond: An exploration of human factors associated with companion animal loss during Hurricane Katrina

    Contributor(s):: Zottarelli, Lisa K.

  4. 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.

  5. Development of the Pet Owner Connectedness Scale (POCS)

    Contributor(s):: Oliva, Jessica Lee, Johnston, Kim Louise

  6. Equi-libres

    Contributor(s):: Savina de Laveleye

    MON PARCOURSUne vie riche d’expériences, de transformations et de  passions. Telle est la manière dont je résumerais ma vie. J’ai passé le cap des 40 ans, je suis maman de deux enfants de 13 et 10 ans. J’ai vécu la séparation avec...

  7. Exploring the social network of European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in captivity

    Contributor(s):: Brucks, Désirée, Drews, Barbara, Ulbrich, Susanne E.

  8. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wara-Goss, Rebecca R.

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  9. 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...

  10. Lying in spatial proximity and active social behaviours capture different information when analysed at group level in indoor-housed pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Camerlink, Irene, Scheck, Katharina, Cadman, Tasha, Rault, Jean-Loup

  11. Peak experiences with cetaceans: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: DeMares, Ryan

  12. Predicting the attachment bonds between people and their pets

    | Contributor(s):: Yeagley, Christina B.

  13. The effect of partnering with an assistance dog on self-esteem and social connectedness among persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Rabschutz, Laurel

  14. 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...

  15. The non-visual image of the city: how blind and visually impaired white cane users conceptualize urban space

    | Contributor(s):: Šakaja, Laura

  16. Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins

    Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...

  17. Unspoken connections: Scientists' intersubjective experiences with animals

    | Contributor(s):: Siegel, Angeline M.

  18. Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg

    We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...