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  1. A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs

    Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts

    This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...

  2. An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Makenna Ann

  3. Animals as a therapeutic modality: A curriculum model for occupational therapy

    Contributor(s):: Latella, D. M.

  4. Chimeras: The ethics of creating human-animal interspecifics

    Contributor(s):: Constanze Huther

    In summer 2004, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom about "Human Enhancement, Artificial Beings, and the Future of Humanity" at the University of Oxford. Among other quite exotic topics, chimeras were the subject matter of one of our seminar meetings....

  5. Dogs and technology: Our most beloved companions in twentieth and twenty-first century America

    Contributor(s):: Bow, Claire V.

    Since the suburban rush and steep rise in household technological devices in the mid-twentieth century, Americans have drawn apart from each other, a shift that has coincided with a rise in both dog ownership and the adoption of handheld mobile devices. This paper argues that these phenomena,...

  6. Effects of equine-facilitated therapy on self-efficacy beliefs of cerebral palsied pre-adolescents and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Sole, D. P.

  7. Equine-assisted therapy: A healing arena for myth and method

    Contributor(s):: Root, A.

  8. Human-animal relationships and ecocriticism: A study of the representation of animals in poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Syned Dale Makani Mthatiwa

    This study analyses the manner in which animals are represented in selected poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It discusses the various modes of animal representation the poets draw on, and the ideological influences on their manner of animal representation. It explores the kinds of...

  9. Man's Best Friend: Examining Social Functions of Dogs' in the Lives of Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Emily J. Sterling

  10. Modeling a motor skill in children with and without cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Haehl, V.

  11. Old man's best friend: Animal-assisted intervention for older people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Ann-Marie Wordley

    Dementia results in the loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills and is often accompanied by behavioural and psychological symptoms such as agitation, aggression, wandering and noisiness. Previous research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Interventions have some promise in...

  12. Our unconscious bridge to nature: the role of pets and animal views in a person's environmental attitudes, conservation habits, and scientific knowledge

    | Contributor(s):: Chomey, Ariel

  13. Panda-monium: A panda environment for the Henry Doorly Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Roseann I. M. Masek

    The project that I am proposing to accomplish would be to design a Panda Exhibit located at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE. John Armknecht from Stanley How Architects in Omaha has been contacted for consultation and mentoring purposes since their firm handles the Zoo’s designs. Previously he...

  14. Relações entre animais humanos e não-humanos no Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara, Piauí, Brasil : Um estudo sobre conservação, gestão e sustentabilidade

    | Contributor(s):: Denise Figueirôa Bacelar

    Os animais humanos, cujo único representante atual é a espécie Homo sapiens sapiens, e não humanos, representando as demais espécies heterotróficas existentes, são protagonistas de um longo e controverso relacionamento ao curso da história....

  15. Service dogs as an assistive device for persons with disabilities: impact on depression, pain, energy, and perceived intrusiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Craft, K. J.

  16. The anthropomorphized animal in children's culture

    | Contributor(s):: Ratelle, Amy

  17. The meaning of stressful life experiences as described by nine to eleven year old children: a phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobson, G. A.

  18. The relationship between human-canine personality match and pet satisfaction

    | Contributor(s):: Curb, Lisa A.

  19. Therapeutic horseback riding: Novel interventions in the treatment of older adults with mild to moderate mobility disability

    | Contributor(s):: Dopking, E. E.