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  1. The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

    Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an...

  2. The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial

    | Contributor(s):: Schenk, G., Duindam, H. M., Creemers, H. E., Hoeve, M., Stams, Gjjm, Asscher, J. J.

  3. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  4. A preliminary study of the effects of individual response to challenge tests and stress induced by humans on learning performance of weaned piglets (Sus scrofa)

    | Contributor(s):: Brajon, S., Laforest, J. P., Schmitt, O., Devillers, N.

    This study investigated whether individual behavioural characteristics of piglets and stress induced by experience with humans can influence learning performance. After weaning, piglets received a chronic experience with humans to modulate their emotional state: rough (ROU), gentle (GEN), or...

  5. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    | Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

  6. The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students

    | Contributor(s):: Maria Rector

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while participating in therapy, and decreasing off-task behaviors in the classroom. This study focused on...

  7. The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation

    | Contributor(s):: Conte, Jessica Kerrigan

    This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...

  8. Approaching anger in schizophrenia: What an implicit task tells you that self-report does not

    | Contributor(s):: Reddy, L. Felice, Green, Michael F., Wynn, Jonathan K., Rinck, Mike, Horan, William P.

  9. Yum, cake!: How reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for dessert food images

    | Contributor(s):: May, Christine N., Juergensen, James, Demaree, Heath A.

  10. Are dogs able to communicate with their owners about a desirable food in a referential and intentional way?

    | Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Ades, C., Gaunet, F.

  11. Traits of drug and explosives detection in dogs of two breeds as evaluated by their handlers and trainers

    | Contributor(s):: Adamkiewicz, E., Jezierski, T., Walczak, M., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Prokopczyk, M., Ensminger, J.

    Police dogs handlers' and trainers' opinions on Labrador retrievers (n=87) and German shepherds (n=96) trained for drugs vs. explosives detection have been compared. As most important traits in both specialties the responders indicated: (1) willingness to sniff objects, (2) concentration...

  12. Examining demographic and situational factors on animal cruelty motivations

    | Contributor(s):: Hensley, C., Tallichet, S. E., Dutkiewicz, E. L.

  13. Emergency preparedness and pet ownership: A secondary data analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Gettis, Daphnee V. E.

  14. Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway

    | Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann

  15. Human and animal interactions in occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Dumont, Claire

  16. Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing

    | Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin

  17. Scientific update

    | Contributor(s):: Mangels, Reed

  18. Reading with Maggie: The effect of the presence/absence of a classroom pet dog in a reading intervention package

    | Contributor(s):: Bassette, Laura A.

  19. Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

    | Contributor(s):: Ian Dunbar

    Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, trainer Ian Dunbar asks us to see the world through the eyes of our beloved dogs. By knowing our pets' perspective, we can build their love and trust. It's a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.

  20. Classifying animals and humans in ancient India

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Brian K.