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  1. The Haptic Creature : social human-robot interaction through affective touch

    Contributor(s):: Steven John Yohanan

    Emotion communication is an important aspect of social interaction. Affect display research from psychology as well as social human-robot interaction has focused primarily on facial or vocal behaviors, as these are the predominant means of expression for humans. Much less attention, however, has...

  2. Lasten Lemmikistä koko perheen Lemmikiksi : Mitä aikuiset ajattelevat Lemmikki-lehdestä ja millaista sisältöä he lehteen haluavat?

    Contributor(s):: Marianne Simola

    Lemmikkieläinbuumi kasvaa: suomalaistalouksista jo 41 prosentilla on kissa tai koira, ja lemmikkiin kuluu rahaa yli 70 kertaa niin paljon kuin muutama vuosikymmen sitten. Niinpä Lemmikki-lehden toimitus haluaa laajentaa lehden kohderyhmää siten, että lasten lisäksi...

  3. A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia

    Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite

    Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a natureza...

  4. Boat preference and stress behaviour of Hector's dolphin in response to tour boat interactions

    Contributor(s):: Georgia-Rose Travis

    Dolphins are increasingly coming into contact with humans, particularly where tourism is involved. It has been assumed that such contact causes chronic stress on dolphin populations. This study examined relatively naive populations of Hector's dolphins and their interaction with various...

  5. Experimental investigations of the impact of social influence on dog-human interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Zsófia Sümegi

    There is an increasing scientific agreement that the origin of the domestic dog dates back several tens of thousands of years. In fact, the history of dog is a history of unique behaviour evolutionary process in which they have gradually become adapted to human environment and, as a result,...

  6. The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews

    In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...

  7. Příroda a kultura u malých sibiřských národů

    | Contributor(s):: Martina Nováková

    Cílem předkládané práce je jednak v obecné rovině představit téma přírody a kultury v perspektivě sociální a kulturní antropologie a jednak zachytit tuto problematiku v konkrétním prostředí...

  8. Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter

    Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...

  9. One Thousand Guinea Pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Martie Ilena Stothoff

    When I was at home earlier in the year, I explained to my parents that my photography project was about the relationship between humans and animals. My father then told me about how he had heard our friend, Gabi, a professor in agriculture at Smith College, on NPR talking about her newest...

  10. Eläimen roolit toimintaterapiassa

    | Contributor(s):: Heini Rantala, Eerika Korhonen

    Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tarkastella eläimen rooleja toimintaterapian viitekehyksessä. Erityisenä tarkastelun kohteena oli selvittää sitä, minkälaisissa toimintaterapiainterventioissa eläimiä on hyödynnetty ja minkälainen on...

  11. Representations of polar bears in tourism: Exploring power relations through discourse analysis

    Historical and contemporary relationships between human beings and polar bears are dynamic and complex, and the lives of these two animal species continue to be intimately intertwined in the tourism context. The polar bear viewing industry increasingly relies on the (re)creation, dissemination,...

  12. Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System

    | Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay

    A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...

  13. Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations

    | Contributor(s):: Linsen Settembrini

    This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated...

  14. Prisoners in War: Zoos and Zoo Animals During Human Conflict 1870-1947

    | Contributor(s):: Clelly Johnson

        Animals are sentient beings capable of many of the same feelings experienced by humans. They mourn a loss, they feel love and loyalty, and they experience fear. During wars and conflicts, fear is a prevailing emotion among humans, who worry for their wellbeing. Animals,...

  15. Koirakuuntelijat : koira-avusteinen työskentely koulukiusaamiseen puuttumisessa

    | Contributor(s):: Merja Lundelin

    Kehittämistyöni tavoitteena oli tehdä koulukiusaamisprojektista projektisuunnitelma. Hankkeen aloitteentekijänä on Suomen Karva-Kaverit ry. Kehittämistyöni aihe on hyvin ajankohtainen, koska koulukiusaamiseen kiinnitetään huomiota joka...

  16. Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel

    This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...

  17. Husbandry practices and mitigation of human-carnivore conflicts : a case of the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania.

    | Contributor(s):: Ifura Godfrey Ukio

    Biodiversity losses are often influenced by humans due to increased demand over natural resources and retaliatory killing of wildlife as a result of human–wildlife conflicts. Large carnivores are in decline globally due to the current human–carnivore conflicts. This study was...

  18. Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Smith

    The horse has been recognized as an integral part of the Yakama people‘s culture for the better part of the last two centuries. However, in recent decades, the wild horse population on Yakama tribal lands has significantly increased, leading to a polarizing debate over their management. The...

  19. The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ravmeet Ruby Bains

    The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on ecotherapy and animal-assisted therapy. The objective is not to compare well-known therapies, such as...

  20. Wildlife viewing and ecotourism : ethical, scientific, and value-based considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Anton D. Pitts

    Management of wildlife viewing tourism, possibly as a legacy of management of hunting and trapping activities, tends to see its ultimate goal largely in terms of the sustainable human use of wildlife resources. However, where the potential impacts of human activities are non-lethal, the focus on...