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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

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    | Contributor(s):: William Stuart Pope, Caralise Hunt, Kathy Ellison

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  4. Engagement in elderly persons with dementia attending animal-assisted group activity

    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, C., Pedersen, I., Bergland, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Ihlebaek, C.

  5. Taking Dogs Into the Office: A Novel Strategy for Promoting Work Engagement, Commitment and Quality of Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Mills, D. S.

    Despite growing interest in “take your dog to work” days and the wellbeing benefits associated with interactions with a friendly dog (e.g., animal-assisted activities), there has been little quantification of the benefits of this. We analyzed responses to work-related (work...

  6. Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin

    Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...

  7. Minding Animals - the Human Re-engagement with Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Bennison, Rod, Williams, Linda, Siobhan O\'Sullivan

  8. Neuroevolutionary sources of laughter and social joy: Modeling primal human laughter in laboratory rats

    | Contributor(s):: Panksepp, Jaak