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  1. An evaluation of equine-assisted wellness in those suffering from catastrophic loss and emotional fluctuations

    Contributor(s):: Graham, John Richard

  2. Animals' Capability to Bond and the Implications that Follow

    Contributor(s):: Falyn Goldfarb

    This paper explores the ways in which humans have historically viewed animals, with a focus on Descartes theory automata. Further concepts of the problem of different minds, inherent value, empathy, love, friendship, grief, isolation, anthropomorphism, and biochemistry (focusing on oxytocin,...

  3. Attachment, emotion regulation, and social support: Adjustment to the death of a companion animal

    Contributor(s):: King, Loren C.

  4. Developing emotional security among children who have been adopted

    Contributor(s):: Trujillo, Kate

  5. Developing visual discrimination tasks for dogs

    Contributor(s):: Joana Maria Guilherme Martins Fernandes

    The study of animal emotion has risen in the past decades, and because non-human animals cannot talk about their feelings, different techniques have been developed with the aim to understand emotions and improve animal welfare. Here, I intended to assess animal emotions by two different...

  6. Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues

    Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong

    Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...

  7. Effects Of Vicarious Equine Interaction On Anxiety And Neuromodulators

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    | Contributor(s):: Jane Camille Gray

    Human-animal interaction influences the release of neuromodulators, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). No data could be located in the literature to establish a neuromodulating effect of Vicarious Equine Interaction (VEI)...

  8. Empathy Towards Non-Human Animals: Its Role in Emotion Recognition, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hoarding Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Elisa Silvia Colombo

    Background: empathy has been defined as a vicarious affective response that arises from attending another individual’s emotional experience and is more appropriate to another’s situation than one’s own. It is a complex and multidimensional psychological process, which involves...

  9. Equine therapy: what impact does owning or riding a horse have on the emotional well-being of women?

    | Contributor(s):: Koch, Linda F.

  10. 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...

  11. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    | Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  12. Exploring the Grief Experience Among Bereaved Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Liam Remillard

    This thesis is an exploration of the grief that pet owners experience resulting from the death of pet with attention towards complicated grief. The first study involved a content analysis of 75 call notes recorded by volunteers of the Ontario Veterinary College Guelph Pet Loss Support Hotline...

  13. Exploring the impact of an animal assisted therapy dog upon the emotional, educational, and social actualization of middle school students receiving counseling services

    | Contributor(s):: Jenkins, Christie D.

  14. Human Ability to Recognize Dogs' (Canis familiaris) Facial Expressions: From Cross Cultural to Cross Species Research on the Universality of Emotions

    | Contributor(s):: Bloom, Tina

  15. Human Animal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth: Assessing the Change in Cognitions, Emotional Intelligence and Empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, Jessica

  16. KOIRA-AVUSTEISUUS ARTIKKELEIDEN NÄKÖKULMASTA : Kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilehdissä

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenni Kääpä

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on koira-avusteisuus sosiaali- ja terveysalan mahdollisuutena. Näkökulma aiheeseen on, kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan erilaisissa asiantuntija-artikkeleissa. Teoriaosuudessa tutkitaan käsitteitä koira-avusteisuus ja...

  17. Laterality in dogs in response to odour of human stress

    | Contributor(s):: Maren Helene Burdahl Teien

    Can dogs smell that humans are stressed? Lateralization of behaviour and neural functions is found among humans and non-human animals like mammals, amphibians, birds, fishes and reptiles. The structures in the right hemisphere tend to be more active in response to to novel stimuli, and intense...

  18. Life satisfaction of chronic pain sufferers with companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Satterfield, Patrisha

  19. Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji

    | Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme

    Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...

  20. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...