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  1. 'From Kids and Horses: Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Children': Author's Retraction and Apology

  2. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  3. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  4. Active-imaginal exposure: Examination of a new behavioral treatment for cynophobia (dog phobia)

    Contributor(s):: Rentz, Timothy O., Powers, Mark B., Smits, Jasper A. J., Cougle, Jesse R., Telch, Michael J.

  5. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck

  6. An assessment of behavioural syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle

    Contributor(s):: Wesley, Robert L., Cibils, Andrés F., Mulliniks, J. Travis, Pollak, Emily R., Petersen, Mark K., Fredrickson, Ed L.

    Individuals in most animal groups exhibit consistent behavioural differences across situations or over time known as behavioural syndromes. We conducted a study with a herd of young rangeland-raised cows to determine whether animals exhibited consistent differences in foraging behaviours across...

  7. Animal Love Helps Women Cope with HIV/AIDS

  8. Animal-assisted therapies are becoming more common

    Contributor(s):: Willens, Joyce S.

  9. Are personality traits consistent in fish?—The influence of social context

    Contributor(s):: Castanheira, Maria Filipa, Cerqueira, Marco, Millot, Sandie, Gonçalves, Rui A., Oliveira, Catarina C. V., Conceição, Luís E. C., Martins, Catarina I. M.

    Individual differences in behavioural and physiological responses to challenges are progressively accepted as adaptive variation and reveal a strong degree of evolutionary conservation throughout the vertebrate taxa. Previous studies in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) suggested that individual...

  10. Association between personality and stereotypic behaviours in the African striped mouse Rhabdomys dilectus

    Contributor(s):: Joshi, Sneha, Pillay, Neville

    Stereotypic behaviours, which are abnormal, repetitive and invariant behaviours caused by frustration and/or central nervous system dysfunction, develop as a result of sub-optimal captive conditions that provide inadequate motor and sensory stimulation. However, not all individuals housed under...

  11. Behaviour of proactive and reactive tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in a T-maze

    Contributor(s):: Mesquita, Flávia O., Torres, Isabela F. A., Luz, Ronald K.

    Knowing that individuals with different coping strategies can exhibit different behaviours in associative learning, we evaluated the learning capacity of proactive and reactive tilapia fish. Trained and untrained, proactive and reactive, tilapia were subjected to a T-maze and their behaviour...

  12. Behavioural and physiological responses of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) to agonistic growls from conspecifics

    Contributor(s):: Wood, Penney A., de Bie, Josine, Clarke, Jennifer A.

    Motivation–structural rule theory predicts that a sender producing harsh, low frequency sounds directed at a conspecific modifies the receiver's behaviour, in part, by communicating its willingness to escalate to an attack. Motivation–structural (MS) rules generally assume that receivers respond...

  13. Behavioural development of pigs with different coping characteristics in barren and substrate-enriched housing conditions

    Contributor(s):: Bolhuis, J. E., Schouten, W. G. P., Schrama, J. W., Wiegant, V. M.

    Characterization of piglets based on the degree of resistance they display in a so-called Backtest is, to a certain extent, predictive of their coping responses to several challenges in later life. It is unknown, however, whether these individual coping characteristics of pigs are also reflected...

  14. Behavioural syndromes in stereotypic striped mice

    Contributor(s):: Silber, Sarah, Joshi, Sneha, Pillay, Neville

    Stereotypical behaviours (SBs) are abnormal, repetitive behaviours often observed in captivity. SBs are linked to impoverished captive conditions, and stereotypic individuals show a particular set of behaviours (e.g. bolder personality, greater activity) indicating proactive coping. Yet, we do...

  15. Bereavement in late adolescence: interventions on college campuses

    Contributor(s):: Floerchinger, Debra S.

  16. Blind people and their dogs: An empirical study on changes in everyday life, in self-experience, and in communication

    Contributor(s):: Steffens, Melanie C., Bergler, Reinhold

  17. Can pets help the bereaved?

    Contributor(s):: Lund, Dale A., Johnson, Robert, Baraki, Hassan N., Dimond, Margaret F.

  18. Characterization of swine behavior and production using measurements collected via indoor positioning system

    Contributor(s):: Perisho, Shaun, Hajnal, Alen

  19. Companion animals and elderly people: a challenge for evaluators of social support

    Contributor(s):: Robb, Susanne S., Stegman, Charles E.

  20. Conservation of resources and coping self-efficacy predicting distress following a natural disaster: A causal model analysis where the environment meets the mind

    Contributor(s):: Benight, Charles C., Ironson, Gail, Klebe, Kelli, Carver, Charles S., Wynings, Christina, Burnett, Kent, Greenwood, Debra, Baum, Andrew, Schneiderman, Neil