Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution
| Contributor(s):: Audrey A. Coolman, Amy Niedbalski, David M. Powell, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Ashley D. Franklin, Sharon L. Deem
Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated physiological changes in salivary cortisol and blood pressure, as...
A Psychological Aversive Condition Does Not Change Individual Zebrafish Preference For Background Color Or Artificial Plant Enrichments
| Contributor(s):: Maia, Caroline Marques, Volpato, Gilson Luiz, Braithwaite, Victoria Anne
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction
| Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart
The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature, documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have never been examined together...
Riding home: The power of horses to heal
| Contributor(s):: Hayes, Tim
The Psychological Effects of Medical Research on Animal Subjects and the Ramifications for the Applicability of the Research Results
| Contributor(s):: Morgan A. Damm
Historically, animals have been used in medical research to bring about many of the medical breakthroughs and advances seen today. The successful studies are accompanied by numerous, often concealed, failed studies that are inapplicable to human medicine due to stress and distress changing the...
Three different coping styles in police dogs exposed to a short-term challenge
| Contributor(s):: Horvath, Z., Igyarto, B. Z., Magyar, A., Miklosi, A.
Pastoral concern in relation to the psychological stress caused by the death of an animal companion
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Kenneth
The place that animals occupy in relation to humans is considered, noting the close relationship and emotional attachment which exists between humans and their pet/animal companions. The psychological stress, bereavement, and grief experienced upon the death of an animal companion with whom an...
Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake
| Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.
Trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, female survivors of Hurricane Katrina
| Contributor(s):: Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E.
The purpose of this study was to investigate trajectories of psychological distress among low-income, primarily unmarried and African American women who survived Hurricane Katrina (N = 386). Data were collected in the year prior to the hurricane as well as approximately 1 and 3 years...
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses of horses to therapeutic riding program: effects of different riders
| Contributor(s):: Fazio, E., Medica, P., Cravana, C., Ferlazzo, A.
Palliative care and use of animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Engelman, S. R.
Canine separation anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.
Vet's role in helping grieving owners
| Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.
Dog T.A.G.S. is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD. The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers.
Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: The truth about cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen, Blascovich, Jim, Mendes, Wendy B.
Domestic violence and the abuse of pets: researching the link and its implications in Ireland
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Mary, Gallagher, Barbara, Jones, Boyd
The meaning of stressful life experiences as described by nine to eleven year old children: a phenomenological study
| Contributor(s):: Jacobson, G. A.
Animal-assisted therapy: paws with a cause
| Contributor(s):: Ernst, L. S.
The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination
| Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.