The Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Robert Michael Perry
The benefits of human-animal interactions has aroused the interests of many stakeholders in comparative psychology. Research has shown that humans are the principal beneficiaries. The main benefits include improved health; increased learning; improved moods; and reduction of stress....
The Effect of Boat Type on Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops trucatus) Behavior in the Mississippi Sound
| Contributor(s):: Maria Zapetis
Increases in oceanic shipping are a global phenomenon, and a leading cause of concern for marine animal welfare. While it may be difficult to assess the effect of boat traffic on all species in all contexts, it is vital to report anthropogenic impacts where longitudinal data is available, and...
Bonds Beyond Time: Are There Differences In Well-Being, Autonomy, And Bond Between Visually Impaired Individuals With Guide Dogs Versus Pet Dogs?
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Yarmolkevich
Well-being is a broad umbrella term that encompasses an individual’s appraisal of situations and events and their satisfaction with life (Diener, 1994). Research has shown that having a severe disability can negatively impact a person’s sense of well-being. Specifically, research...
Reward Preferences in Domestic Horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth E. Jaeger
The present study examined stress response in domestic horses (Equus caballus) to determine if horses show preference for either traditional or natural horsemanship training methods to test the hypothesis that natural horsemanship would induce less stress. Our results show that natural...
Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel
Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...
Pets: Their Effects On The Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Marjorie Flynn
Pets have always had a capacity for putting human beings in touch with life. Watching a puppy or a kitten at play stirs a joy somewhere deep within us bringing with it a smile or a chuckle. Pets remind us of spring, of youth, of all there is to see on this earth that is new and alive. Pets keep...
Dogs and blood pressure in non-dog owners
| Contributor(s):: Natasha Adamson
Several studies have shown that the presence of a dog can reduce blood pressure during a stressful situation. A study done in 2001 demonstrated that for blood pressure to be reduced during a stressor the subjects must be dog owners. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if four, one...
The Effects of Bonding with a Canine on Bereavement Following the Loss of a Family Member
| Contributor(s):: Turab, Mahwish A.
Emotional Support Dogs' Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students
| Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman
Within the last few decades, there has been an ever-increasing clinical role for trained emotional support dogs (ESD) and their trained therapists in hospitals, courtrooms, and schools. More recently, within the last 5 years, there has been a prevalent trend toward introducing ESDs into...
Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools: A Qualitative Case Study of How Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities Respond to the Use of Therapy Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Shiverdecker, Kathleen Hartman
Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Schmell, Sophie S.
Investigating the Effects of Emotional Support Animals on Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Phenomenological Approach
| Contributor(s):: Saunders, Alexa
Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Children with Special Needs
| Contributor(s):: Montalbano, Ana Leasa
Investigating Human-Animal Interactions in Homes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach
| Contributor(s):: Lisk, Caitlin R.
Pets in the Pandemic: How Pets Can Improve Mental Health During Covid-19
| Contributor(s):: Lang, Katherine Blair
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne
How Adults with Ptsd Described the Effects of Their Emotional Support Animals: a Qualitative Descriptive Study
| Contributor(s):: Fankhauser, Lori Lee
Animal-Assisted Interventions with Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature
| Contributor(s):: Doney, Emma
Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees' Job Satisfaction and Job Performance
| Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.
Research has shown that companion animals can have a positive effect on people who suffer from mental and physical illnesses; however, few studies have considered the impact of human-animal interactions (HAIs) on employees in the work environment. This quantitative study investigated the effect...
Understanding Therapy Dogs: The Underlying Components of Their Relationship with Owners, Their Physiology, and How They Compare to Pet and Service Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Cunningham, Kristen M.