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  1. Perceptions of Animal Assisted Reading and its Results Reported by Involved Children, Parents and Teachers of a Portuguese Elementary School

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    Contributor(s):: Elsa Canelo

    This article presents preliminary results of a longitudinal qualitative study of a small-sample trial of Animal Assisted Reading (AAR), designed to overcome reading difficulties of second grade children in an elementary school in Lisbon's outskirts, through reading sessions to a...

  2. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

  3. Overview of Centers and Institutes for Human-Animal Interaction in the United States

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    Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Jessica Bibbo, Christy L. Hoffman, Megan K. Mueller, Zenithson Y. Ng, Virginia A. Buechner-Maxwell

    Academic centers and institutes represent critical hubs for the advancement of areas of scholarly and societal interest. We conducted a survey of 16 academic centers and institutes for human-animal interaction (HAI) in the United States to systematically document the current state of academic...

  4. Human-Animal Interaction Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes: A Decade of Progress

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    Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Alan M. Beck

    The field of human-animal interaction (HAI) represents the interdisciplinary study of the effects and mechanisms of the interrelationships between humans and animals. These relationships date back centuries, yet have only recently been the focus of scholastic study. The academic focus of HAI...

  5. Influence of Biographical Variables and Academic Background on Attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: J. Lopez-Cepero, M.A. Perea-Mediavilla, J.L. Sarasola, A. Tejada

    Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done...

  6. Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins

    Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...

  7. Interaction and Emotional Connection with Pets: A Descriptive Analysis from Puerto Rico

    | Contributor(s):: Aragunde-Kohl, U., Gómez-Galán, J., Lázaro-Pérez, C., Martínez-López, JÁ

  8. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Hanna Eickenbrock, Marlee Wheelhouse

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  9. Historical Perspective of Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Cooney, K.

  10. Attitudes and Practices of Australian Veterinary Professionals and Students towards Early Age Desexing of Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Michael C. Calver

    Surgical desexing of cats is typically carried out after six months of age (Mature Age Desexing, MAD); between 4–6 months (Traditional Age Desexing, TAD); or before four months (Early Age Desexing, EAD). We complemented existing surveys of veterinarians’ acceptance of EAD with...

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  12. Veterinary Behavior: Assessment of Veterinarians' Training, Experience, and Comfort Level with Cases

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Hellyer, P. W., Rishniw, M., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R.

  13. Best Practice in Supporting Professional Identity Formation: Use of a Professional Reasoning Framework

    | Contributor(s):: Armitage-Chan, E.

  14. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  15. Inside the Yellow Rectangle: An Analysis of Nonhuman Animal Representations on National Geographic Kids Magazine Covers

    | Contributor(s):: Vrla, Stephen, Whitley, Cameron T., Kalof, Linda

    Nonhuman animals play significant roles in children’s lives. While research into children’s relationships with animals is thriving, an overlooked area is children’s vicarious experience of animals through realistic representations in nonfiction books, magazines, and other media. We used content...

  16. Animals and SEX EDUCATION

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....

  17. Methodological and Terminological Issues in Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Dice, F., Carratu, R. C., Amato, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  18. Terapias asistidas por animales, entorno escolar y terapia ocupacional: scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sheila González Lage

     Introducción: El uso que los seres humanos han hecho de los animales, ha ido variando a lo largo del tiempo, hasta originar lo que hoy en día se denominan Terapias Asistidas por Animales (TAA). Los numerosos beneficios que tienen, especialmente sobre niños y...

  19. Effectiveness of conservation education at the Chattanooga Zoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Luke Allen Black

    Conservation is the central focus of many modern zoos and aquariums. These zoos incorporate guest education to facilitate a connection between zoo guests and animal conservation. I conducted a study at the Chattanooga Zoo and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which examined two modern...

  20. It's All Happening at the Zoo: Children's Environmental Learning after School

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    | Contributor(s):: Jason A. Douglas, Cindi Katz

    Pairing dynamic out-of-school-time (OST) programs with zoos can encourage young people's relationships with and sense of responsibility for animals and the environment. The project presented in this article, Animal Rescuers, gave the authors the opportunity to examine how such a pairing can...