Understanding how dogs encourage and motivate walking: cross-sectional findings from RESIDE
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, M. Knuiman, H. E. Christian
Background: Many people live with dogs but not all walk with them regularly. This study examines the demographic and behavioural factors that contribute towards owners reporting having a strong sense of encouragement and motivation to walk provided by their dogs, which we call ‘the Lassie...
Capturing Animality: An Evolutionary Approach to Animal Attitudes
| Contributor(s):: Netzin Gerald Steklis
The purpose of the series of five studies presented in this dissertation is to shed new light on how our long history of interactions with animals has led to the evolution of psychological adaptations structuring our attitudes about animal—that comprise a multivariate latent construct...
Exploring the influence of pet assisted activities on aggressive behaviour amongs grade R learners
| Contributor(s):: Jani Coetzee
As a grade R teacher in South Africa, the researcher was disturbed by the extent of aggressive behaviour amongst children (aged 4 years to 6 years). Other teachers involved with the same class were of the opinion that the aggressive behaviour had a detrimental effect on their instructional time...
The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning
| Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer
High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...
Quality of life of tertiary students and their attachment to a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Gerber
Companion animals have become an important aspect in the lives of many individuals (Serpell, 2010). It has been shown that attachment to a companion animal may have a beneficial impact on several aspects of an individual’s life (O’Haire, 2010). Collectively, these aspects can...
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) : what is it?
| Contributor(s):: Elri Hettema
This study focuses on existing research into the field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and attempts to provide a clear answer as to what animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is. In addition, the limitations of current research, as well as future opportunities for research in this field and some...
The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey
| Contributor(s):: Simonne L. Wright
International research on pet ownership has found a wide array of physical, psychological and social benefits as a result of human-animal interaction (HAI) (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). In spite of South Africa’s declining economic situation, South Africa has...
'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.
Parroting patriots: interspecies trauma and becoming-well-together
| Contributor(s):: Bolman, B.
Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans
| Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.
Mr. Blue and His Six Cats
| Contributor(s):: Rader, M.
"There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward
| Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.
And in the Middle of My Chaos There Was You?-Dog Companionship and Its Impact on the Assessment of Stressful Situations
| Contributor(s):: Krouzecky, C., Emmett, L., Klaps, A., Aden, J., Bunina, A., Stetina, B. U.
Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta PhD, Collacchi, Barbara MSc, Giuliani, Alessandro PhD, Cirulli, Francesca PhD
Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarianism threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals
| Contributor(s):: Leite, Ana C., Dhont, Kristof, Hodson, Gordon
Evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as 'wounded, injured or ill' and their partners
| Contributor(s):: Romaniuk, M., Evans, J., Kidd, C.
Animal-Facilitated Therapy Program: Outcomes from Caring Canines, a Program for Patients and Staff on an Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit
| Contributor(s):: Ginex, P., Montefusco, M., Zecco, G., Trocchia Mattessich, N., Burns, J., Hedal-Siegel, J., Kopelman, J., Tan, K. S.
Koira-avusteisen toiminnan lisääminen sosiaalisen työllistymisen työpajalle - vaikuttavuus työyhteisössä
| Contributor(s):: Milla Ristola
Opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin Green Care -ideologiaan pohjautuvaa koira-avusteista työskentelymenetelmää sosiaalisen työllistämisen työpajalla. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuoda koira-avusteinen työmenetelmä työyhteisölle...