The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives
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| Contributor(s):: Nicole Lynne Owens
Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...
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...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels
| Contributor(s):: Ashley Ann Asel
This study had two major purposes. The first was to determine if therapy dogs played a significant role in helping students reduce the amount of stress they were experiencing while they were studying for their end of the semester final exams. Research suggests that when individuals are...
Both Ends of the Leash: Pit Bull Ownership and Activism in Atlanta, Georgia
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Goss
This thesis follows and examines the lives of people in Atlanta, Georgia who own and advocate for the controversial group of dog breeds and mixed breeds known as “pit bulls.” The greater meaning of pit bulls within the United States is also considered from a historical and...
Gender-differences in social health concepts. A cross-sectional study on interpersonal stress, social support and companionship with dog: correlations to sleep-problems
| Contributor(s):: Siv Elin Skille
Background and overview: Social ties have profound effects on health and well-being, and men and women are found to differ in the concepts of it. Findings are however somewhat inconclusive on some aspects. This study contributes to existing knowledge about gender-differences in interpersonal...
Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle
An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...
Is there a domestication of women? Examples of pork and dog
| Contributor(s):: J. Milliet
Regarding hogs and dogs, the active women and leaders in the three domesticatoires action areas such as food, protection and movement controls and finally reproduction. However, at the level of use, a gender break there is at two levels: (1) in the exploitation of the living animal, (2) the...
Exploring the role of playfulness with canine companions in coping with stress: How men are impacted by human-animal interaction through calling on a memory of play
| Contributor(s):: Harlinger, Mary, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
The roles animal companions play in middle-aged males' lives: Examining the psychometric properties of a measure assessing males' human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, Bartone, Anne S., Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Effect of gender and halothane genotype on cognitive bias and its relationship with fear in pigs
| Contributor(s):: Carreras, Ricard, Arroyo, Laura, Mainau, Eva, Peña, Raquel, Bassols, Anna, Dalmau, Antoni, Faucitano, Luigi, Manteca, Xavier, Velarde, Antonio
Cognitive bias (CB) has been recently proposed as a tool to study emotions by assessing the cognitive function through behaviour observation. It is based on the premise that subjects in a negative affective state perform more negative judgements about ambiguous stimuli than subjects in positive...
The Modern Animal
| Contributor(s):: Dwyer, Anne
Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village
| Contributor(s):: Katherine Eileen Griffin
This study is a gendered analysis of natural resource management at the local scale of a poor rural Sri Lankan village in a conservation buffer zone. This village experiences destruction of forests and human elephant conflict. The objective of this study is to gain an in-depth knowledge of...
The Influence of Pet Gender and Instructors' Gender on Students' Perception of Comfort and Approachability to Pet-Owning Professors
| Contributor(s):: Douglas James Anastasia
College students may psychologically benefit from the presence of a pet dog in a professor's office, while instructors may be perceived as more approachable to their student body simply by having their pet dog present. Research indicates that people are sometimes perceived more positively...
The nature /culture pair rides again! Women, the bear and the snake among the Nahua and the Mazatec of Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Beaucage, Pierre, Boege, Eckart
The creation of person, the creation of place: hunting landscapes in the American Southwest
| Contributor(s):: Potter, James M.
Hell Came With Horses: Plains Indian Women In The Equestrian Era
| Contributor(s):: Liberty, Margot
A phenomenographic approach to the meaning of death: A Chinese perspective
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Shu Ching, Chen, Shih-Fen
Investigated qualitative and quantitative differences in Chinese children's concepts of death, as reflected in their drawings, and analyzes this conceptual development as it related to background variables (gender, age, religious belief,and health status). 239 children (aged 8-16 yrs) in 6 grade...
'Not Having God Before his Eyes': Bestiality in Early Modern England
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, Courtney
Manliness and the“Morality of Field Sports”: E. A. Freeman and Anthony Trollope, 1869–71
| Contributor(s):: Boddice, Rob