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  1. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

    Contributor(s):: DeLeeuw, J. L., Galen, L. W., Aebersold, C., Stanton, V.

  2. Sympathetic Reactions to the Bait Dog in a Film of Dog Fighting: The Influence of Personality and Gender

    Contributor(s):: Lee, S. A., Gibbons, J. A., Short, S. D.

  3. What's love got to do with it? The interplay of sex and gender in the commercial breeding of Welsh cobs

    Contributor(s):: Hurn, S.

  4. Women and the World of Dog Rescue: A Case Study of the State of Michigan

    Contributor(s):: Markovits, A. S., Queen, R.

  5. Ethical issues related to food sector evolution in developing countries: about sustainability and equity. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Fo

    Contributor(s):: Raoult-Wack, A. L., Bricas, N.

    After a century of major technical advance, essentially achieved by and for the industrialized countries, the evolution of the food sector in southern countries should no longer be thought of in terms of a "headlong pursuit." In the present context of demographic growth, urbanization, poverty and...

  6. Effects of a trained therapy dog in child-centered play therapy on children's biobehavioral measures of anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Annette L. Athy

    This study was concerned with reducing children’s anticipatory anxiety when entering mental health services for the first time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether combining two effective modalities, play therapy and animal-assisted therapy, would be effective in decreasing...

  7. Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study

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    | Contributor(s):: Cherie Ann Soprano

    Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative consequences as, social isolation, loss of physical functioning, excess disability, and further cognitive...

  8. Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Martine Hausberger

    Humans have a long history of relationship with domestic animals and nowadays pets often act as "social substitutes" through bonding. There is some evidence that pet presence at home may induce well being in people and the development of social skills in children. Animal assisted therapies aim at...

  9. Literature review and manual: Animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Cole

    In this paper research of animals in therapy is reviewed and then used to inform a manual on the topic. A history of the field, a discussion of terminology, and a summary of therapies utilizing animals prefaces the review. Key research in animal therapy is reviewed, followed by contemplation of...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy: An adjunctive intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in female college students with physical disabilities and guidelines for implementation into psychotherapy practice and research

    | Contributor(s):: Erin Nicole Armour

    The existing literature has indicated that women with physical disabilities are at greater risk for depression and anxiety compared to men with similar limitations and their able-bodied counterparts (Nosek & Hughes, 2003). In addition to this, female college students with physical...

  11. Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Robin M. Hightower

    The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapists of animal-assisted therapy.

  12. The mobile workshop: Mobility, technology, and human-animal interaction in Gonarezhou (national park), 1850- present

    | Contributor(s):: Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

    The dissertation investigates the role of mobility in the interactions of people, technology, and nature in Gonarezhou National Park in southeastern Zimbabwe for the last 150 years. It concentrates on the movement of three specific actors. First, it examines the movement of people such as state...

  13. The power of kawaii: Viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus

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    | Contributor(s):: Hiroshi Nittono, Michiko Fukushima, Akihiro Yano, Hiroki Moriya

    Kawaii (a Japanese word meaning ‘‘cute’’) things are popular because they produce positive feelings. However, their effecton behavior remains unclear. In this study, three experiments were conducted to examine the effects of viewing cuteimages on subsequent task performance. In the first...

  14. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey

    Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women’s magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...

  15. An/aesthetics: The re-presentation of women and animals

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Schaffner, Marti Kheel

  16. Women and Animals in Affiliative Relationship: Healing Characteristics of the Animal Human Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Pamela Feeney

    Gender is a basic organizing principle that profoundly shapes material conditions of women's lives. Ecofeminism posits an association and joint oppression among women, animals, and nature, while feminist methodologies expose previously hidden aspects of women's reality. Despite the...

  17. Does pet arrival trigger prosocial behaviors in individuals with autism?

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Sylvie Tordjman, Alain Lazartigues, Eric Lemonnier, Michel Deleau, Martine Hausberger

    Alteration of social interactions especially prosocial behaviors – an important aspect of development – is one of the characteristics of autistic disorders. Numerous strategies or therapies are used to improve communication skills or at least to reduce social impairments....

  18. Human-animal interactions and animal productivity and welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul H. Hemsworth, Grahame J. Coleman

    In most walks of life humans frequently interact with animals and in many situations these interactions are such that relationships develop between humans and animals. The human–companion animal relationships that are so common in Western society households are an excellent example of the intense...

  19. Gender-specific animal references: Anthropomorphic pandering or quality client communication?

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    Just as a seemingly innocuous remark from a client may signal the existence of a complex problem, a recently published remark from a practitioner pointed out the hazards of the veterinary profession’s somewhat capricious recognition and denial of animal gender as this relates to quality...

  20. Approach and follow behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Maros, Katalin, Boross, Barbara, Kubinyi, Enik?