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  1. The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

    Contributor(s):: Roberts, Hanna, Honzel, Nikki

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat owing to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  2. New directions for zoo animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Whitham, Jessica C., Wielebnowski, Nadja

    In recent years, zoos and aquaria have intensified efforts to develop approaches and tools for assessing the welfare of populations and individual animals in their care. Advances made by welfare scientists conducting studies on exotic, farm, laboratory, and companion animals have led to the...

  3. Using judgement bias to measure positive affective state in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Burman, Oliver, McGowan, Ragen, Mendl, Michael, Norling, Yezica, Paul, Elizabeth, Rehn, Therese, Keeling, Linda

    Interest in the induction and measurement of positive affective states in non-human animals is increasing. Here, we used a test of cognitive (judgement) bias, based on the finding that individuals experiencing different affective states judge ambiguous stimuli differently, to measure whether a...

  4. The effects of cage color and light intensity on rat affect during heterospecific play

    Contributor(s):: LaFollette, Megan R., Swan, Melissa P., Smith, Rebecca K., Hickman, Debra L., Gaskill, Brianna N.

  5. Accentuating the positive in adult attachments

    Contributor(s):: Sable, P.

  6. Life satisfaction of chronic pain sufferers with companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Satterfield, Patrisha

  7. Therapeutic Riding: Effects on Emotional Well-Being in Adults

    Contributor(s):: Lucas, Jamie

  8. The positive impact of mindful eating on expectations of food liking

    Contributor(s):: Hong, Phan Y., Lishner, David A., Han, Kim H., Huss, Elizabeth A.

  9. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  10. Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies

    Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Martine Hausberger

    Humans have a long history of relationship with domestic animals and nowadays pets often act as "social substitutes" through bonding. There is some evidence that pet presence at home may induce well being in people and the development of social skills in children. Animal assisted therapies aim at...

  11. Perceptions of guide dog users on their dogs' impact on their lives

    Contributor(s):: Mei Ling Wong

    Since 1929, dogs have been trained in the United States to guide the blind and visually impaired. While there are numerous testimonials and personal accounts on how dog guides change the individual lives of their blind handlers, there is a paucity of research on this topic. The intent of this...