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  1. Osana laumaa : Eläin lapsen sosiaalisten taitojen ja vuorovaikutuksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Sirpa Souranto

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli kerätä kokemustietoa siitä, miten lapsen sosiaalisia taitoja ja vuorovaikutusta voidaan tukea eläinavusteisten ja toiminnallisten menetelmien avulla. Tavoitteena oli selvittää, miten lapset kokevat...

  2. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

  3. Emotional Transfer in Human-Horse Interaction: New Perspectives on Equine Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Contalbrigo, L., Greco, A., Lanata, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.

  4. Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?

    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K., Chaloupkova, H., Svobodova, I.

  5. Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.

  6. The Catalyst

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    The Catalyst is a program that helps you achieve peace of mind in a very unique way. How does it work? We bring you face to face with wild animals who will mirror your stress and get you grounded. As you walk through The CATalyst refuge, with Kevin as your guide, your animal teachers will show...

  7. Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgies Mgode

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one global killer by an infectious disease. In Tanzania, a team is embracing an innovative and efficient method to speed up the diagnosis of TB that involves integrating super-sniffer rats to quickly identify patients. These trained rats are helping to save...

  8. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  9. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn

    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  10. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Saan Ecker, Amy Lykins

    Influences from human-horse interactions form the basis of the emerging field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). However, the psychophysiological effects of horses on humans in the EAP context have been underinvestigated. This multiple single case design study examined the effects of...

  11. Eläinten vaikutus nuorten psyykkiseen hyvinvointiin lastensuojeluyksikkö VillaNutussa : Kokemuksia nuorten kertomana

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarianne Järvenpää, Tanja Poropudas

    Ihminen ja eläin ovat eläneet rinnakkain kautta historian. Kuitenkin vasta hiljattain ihmisen ja eläimen vuorovaikutusta on alettu tutkia tieteellisesti osana ihmisen terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Tutkijoiden yhteinen kiinnostus nuorten hyvinvoinnista sekä...

  12. Exploring the borders between human and non-human animals | Alan Hook | TEDxBallybofey

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan Hook

    What is it like to be a horse? - Reflecting on philosopher Thomas Nagel’s essay What Is It Like To Be A Bat? Alan Hook, Associate Head of School for Ulster Universities’ School of Communication and Media will discuss some of his latest research into the benefits and limitations of...

  13. SpiritHorse Shenendoah Valley

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    SpiritHorse of Shenandoah Valley is family-owned and operated right here in Raphine, VA. Since our company opened its doors in 2015, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services have been researched and have...

  14. How psychology can contribute to human-animal welfare? | Hanna Mamzer | TEDxFulbrightWarsaw

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    | Contributor(s):: Hanna Mamzer

    Do we understand animals? Do we really know what they need? Or maybe we just give them what WE THINK they need? By getting the knowledge from the combination of psychology and cultural differences we can look at animals as someone coming from other culture. Understanding that animals have their...

  15. The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Addressing the Contemporary Issues that will Shape the Future

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Beck, A. M., Ng, Z.

  16. Risk factors associated with lameness and hoof lesions in pasture-based dairy cattle systems in southeast Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Moreira, T. F., Nicolino, R. R., Meneses, R. M., Fonseca, G. V., Rodrigues, L. M., Facury Filho, E. J., Carvalho, A. U.

  17. Psychological Health Benefits of Companion Animals Following a Social Loss

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, D. C., Taylor, M. G., Gee, N. R., Sachs-Ericsson, N.

  18. Observing Live Fish Improves Perceptions of Mood, Relaxation and Anxiety, But Does Not Consistently Alter Heart Rate or Heart Rate Variability

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Reed, T., Whiting, A., Friedmann, E., Snellgrove, D., Sloman, K. A.

  19. Exploratory Investigation of Infrared Thermography for Measuring Gorilla Emotional Responses to Interactions with Familiar Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Heintz, M. R., Fuller, G., Allard, S.

  20. Evaluation of Undergraduate Students' Responsiveness to a 4-Week University-Based Animal-Assisted Stress Prevention Program

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Kuzara, S., Gee, N. R.