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  1. A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica

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    | Contributor(s):: Yibo Fan

    This project uses a combined methodology of participatory design and ethnographic fieldwork to study human-wildlife relationships and explore better ways to design and implement a monkey crossing bridge in the area of Talamanca, Costa Rica. It also examines how an interdisciplinary methodology...

  2. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (Volume 6, Issue 1)

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  3. Do Pets Keep People Healthy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Compitus

    "Zooeiya" describes the positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

  4. Harmony Acres

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    Our vision is to create a community-based equestrian center where every individual can be offered the opportunity to connect with horses or other animals in a therapeutic environment. We believe animals can help bring out the best in everyone, and help us connect with our natural joy, strength,...

  5. The role of pets in the support systems of community-dwelling older adults: a qualitative systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Reniers, P. W. A., Declercq, I. J. N., Hediger, K., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Gerritsen, D. L., Leontjevas, R.

  6. Flight capacity and human aversion in captive Amazon parrots: Related factors and the effects of pre-releasing training

    | Contributor(s):: Franzone, Victor, Ramos, Gabriela de Araújo Porto, de Lima Kascher, Larissa Kelmer, de Azevedo, Cristiano Schetini, Sant’Anna, Aline Cristina

  7. Discrimination of cat-directed speech from human-directed speech in a population of indoor companion cats (Felis catus)

    | Contributor(s):: de Mouzon, C., Gonthier, M., Leboucher, G.

  8. Extreme life histories are associated with altered social behavior and cortisol levels in shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Buttner, Alicia Phillips, Strasser, Rosemary

  9. 'a win-win for all': Supporting literacy in early childhood and bringing awareness to shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez-Meehan, Melissa, Irene Brown, Kaitlyn Gabriella, Turcotte, Nate

  10. How's my kitty? Acoustic parameters of cat-directed speech in human-cat interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Mouzon, C., Gilbert, C., Di-Stasi, R., Leboucher, G.

  11. Development of a pilot human-canine ethogram for an animal-assisted education programme in primary schools – A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Chee Yan, Ngai, Joe Tsz Kin, Chau, Kathy Ka Ying, Yu, Rose Wai Man, Wong, Paul Wai Ching

  12. Poor Welfare Indicators and Husbandry Practices at Lion (Panthera Leo) "Cub-Petting" Facilities: Evidence from Public YouTube Videos

    | Contributor(s):: Chorney, S., DeFalco, A., Jacquet, J., LaFrance, C., Lary, M., Pirker, H., Franks, B.

    There is growing concern about captive lion hunting and breeding operations in South Africa, including cub-petting tourism. For the first time, we assess the quality of cub-petting facilities and code the stress behaviors of lion cubs when handled by tourists by analyzing four stress-related...

  13. Pet ownership and survival of European older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Christopoulos, K., Benetou, V., Riza, E., Pantazis, N.

    With pet ownership on the rise, millions of individuals are exposed to this environmental exposure. Although the subject has been largely studied, more evidence is needed to clarify the potential association of pet ownership with human health. The aim of this research is to study the potential...

  14. The Furr-Recovery Method: Interacting with Furry Co-Workers during Work Time Is a Micro-Break That Recovers Workers' Regulatory Resources and Contributes to Their Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Junça-Silva, A.

    Drawing on the conservation of resources theory and the recovery step model our research expands on a cognitive (regulatory resources) mechanism that links human-animal interactions and employee performance. This study aimed to explore whether daily human-animal interactions during worktime would...

  15. Interdisciplinary approach of Yalom's group therapy factors: A theoretical model for including animal presence in social work education and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Davis, R.

    An increasing number of studies in the field of Social Work (SW) address the incorporation of animal presence in practice and improved understanding of social support and therapeutic components. Education programs on the ethical and practical principles of animal-assisted interventions, including...

  16. Young people empathising with other animals: reflections on an Australian RSPCA Humane Education Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather Fraser, Nik Taylor, Tania Signal

    INTRODUCTION: Empathy is associated with engagement, compassion, social support and emotional sensitivity, and it is a hallmark of good social work practice. Empathy rightfully receives much attention in social work practice, however, interspecies empathy has yet to be included. This...

  17. Effects of dogs' visits to a public exhibition

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    | Contributor(s):: Vanda Marnoto, Gonçalo G. Pereira, Sara Fragoso, Ana Faria, Sandra Soares, Florbela Elias, Rita Santos, Márcia Silva, Sónia Saraiva, Ana Santos, Leonor Galhardo

      Outdoor activities with dogs are known to be physically and mentally beneficial to them and their owners, but less is known about their circulation in public spaces. This study aimed to understand the effects of dog-owner dyad’s visits to an interactive exhibition on the...

  18. The Fate of the Illegible Animal: The Case of the Australian Wild Donkey

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    | Contributor(s):: Danielle Celermajer, Arian Wallach

    The entanglement of donkey and human lives is both long and multidimensional, woven with the threads of economic inter-dependence, cultural and religious significance, militarism, friendship, ideas about and programs of conservation, and traditional Chinese medicine turned into a global...

  19. Generation of Domains for the Equine Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Outcome Score: Development by Expert Consensus

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    | Contributor(s):: Gillian Tabor, Kathryn Nankervis, John Fernandes, Jane Williams

    Outcome measures (OMs) are a requirement of professional practice standards in human and canine physiotherapy practice for measurement of health status. Measures such as pain and functional capacity of specific regions are used to track treatment impact and can be used to develop optimal...

  20. The Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction on College Campuses

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Michael Perry

    The benefits of human-animal interactions has aroused the interests of many stakeholders in comparative psychology.  Research has shown that humans are the principal beneficiaries. The main benefits include improved health; increased learning; improved moods; and reduction of stress....