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  1. The unacknowledged family member: The role of animals in systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Carruthers, Angeline

  2. Women's health outcomes with social support from family, friends and companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Selzer, Bela Joanne

  3. The effect of human-animal bonding on quality of life

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Johanna Barham

  4. A sociobiological analysis of human-canine attachment in an adult population

    | Contributor(s):: Magrini, Michelle Marie

  5. The human-pet bond: An object relations perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Lichter, Roberta

  6. The Company of Animals: A Nontoxic Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Bonnie K. Foss Boochard

    This document investigates the concept of why man creates animal images and introduces the influences and focus of the artwork contained in the public exhibition. These original images focus on the similarities between animal and human personalities. Also included is a brief history of each...

  7. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka

    The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...

  8. Title Caring for All Creatures Great and Small: A Qualitative Analysis of Senior Veterinary Students' Career Choices

    | Contributor(s):: L. Clare V. Allen

    Professional veterinary medical education in the United States is facing several major challenges at the beginning of the 21st Century. The role of the modern veterinarian has shifted significantly, since the origin of the profession, from supporting the use of horses and agricultural livestock,...

  9. Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Child-Animal Bond: Children's Well-being and Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Connie I. Jacobs

  10. Human Animal bond within the context of dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje

  11. Creature comforts: An exploration of pet owners and their experiences of wellbeing gained through their relationships with their companion animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Jane Johnson, Valda Swinton (adviser)

    The aim of this phenomenological research was to gain greater understanding of people’s lived experience of their relationships with companion animals. Of particular interest were the everyday aspects of the relationship. Four participants were interviewed and Interpretive Phenomenological...

  12. Pet Perks: An Examnation and Analysis of the Relationship Between Companion Animals and the Development of Empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lee Word

    This study investigated existing pet-owner relationships in order to determine how they influenced the development of emotional empathy in humans. A sample of 260 undergraduate students at Texas State University with an average of 20 years, consisting of mostly female (75%) participants,...

  13. Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators

    | Contributor(s):: Jaime Lee Hollingsworth

    This thesis outlines the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy and discusses the necessary process for the successful planning and implementation of a therapy dog program in a long-term geriatric care facility. An ever-increasing amount of research proves the physiological,...

  14. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  15. What's a dog got to do with education? Illuminating what matters in education and in life.

    | Contributor(s):: Bernadette Nicholls

    In this thesis I analyse the students’ responses to Gus, an English Springer spaniel, whom I specifically trained as an education dog. I examine the students’ experiences from my Year 10 English, Year 10 Religious Education, Year 8 Religious Education and Year 7 Homeroom classes...

  16. Living with HIV in developed nations: Subjective wellbeing and the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Vicki Elizabeth Hutton

    In this thesis, the author looks at wellbeing amongst adults living with HIV in developed nations, and proposes that the human-animal relationship may beneficially contribute to wellbeing for some people with HIV. In the early 1980s the emergence of HIV and AIDS in developed nations created an...

  17. Are there differences in the relationship between children with autism and their pet cat vs children with standard development and their pet cat?

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    | Contributor(s):: Ada van der Molen

    This little (dutch) research project showed no difference in the quality of the relationship between childeren with autism and their pet cats vs children with standard development and their pet cats.The bonding with the cat and accepting it the way it is play a major role in the quality of the...

  18. The Role of Experience in the Human Perception of Emotion in Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Michele Wan

    To investigate the role of experience in interspecific emotion perception, humans with various levels of dog experience provided their interpretations of emotion in dogs using the dogs' visual signals (body language). First, a set of 30 short videos of dogs was assembled, and a panel of eight...

  19. Therapeutic riding : learning and recovery for people with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Kate Dunstan

    The purpose of this study was to explore the process of therapeutic riding as an experiential and holistic approach to learning and recovery for people with disabilities as perceived by the providers of therapeutic riding. To enhance the connection between theory and practice and...

  20. Companion animals in families and households : a survey of attitudes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Psychology at Massey University

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Claire Budge

    During the last three decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between humans and their animal companions. The majority of research has been undertaken in Great Britain and the United States. The present research adds to this body of information through a survey of companion...