Pet Attachment and Wellbeing of Older-Aged Recreational Horseback Riders
Contributor(s):: Schwarzmueller-Erber, G., Maier, M., Kundi, M.
An Experience Sampling Approach to Investigating Associations between Pet Presence and Indicators of Psychological Wellbeing and Mood in Older Australians
Contributor(s):: Bennett, Pauleen C., Trigg, Joshua L., Godber, Tim, Brown, Cynthia
In this study we examined associations between pet ownership and presence and indicators of psychological wellbeing in older Australians, using an innovative, experience sampling methodology and a community-living sample of 68 adults, including 41 pet owners, all aged over 65 years. In response...
Enrichment for captive tigers (Panthera tigris): Current knowledge and future directions
Contributor(s):: Szokalski, Monika S., Litchfield, Carla A., Foster, Wendy K.
Environmental enrichment is a common approach for addressing stereotypic behaviour in captive animals. Like many big cats, tigers (Panthera tigris) are renowned for their stereotypic pacing, yet relatively little is known about optimal enrichment for this species. Given the large proportion of...
Comparing the relative benefits of grooming-contact and full-contact pairing for laboratory-housed adult female Macaca fascicularis
Contributor(s):: Lee, Grace H., Thom, Jinhee P., Chu, Katherine L., Crockett, Carolyn M.
Tactile social contact is the most effective form of environmental enrichment for promoting normal behavior in captive primates. For laboratory macaques housed indoors, pair housing is the most common method for socialization. Pairs can be housed either in full contact (FC), or in protected...
Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.
Background Dog ownership is suggested to improve mental well-being, although empirical evidence among community dog owners is limited. This study examined changes in human mental well-being following dog acquisition, including four measures: loneliness, positive and negative affect, and...
Green Care ja sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : Hevostoiminta psyykkisen ja sosiaalisen hyvinvoinnin tukena
| Contributor(s):: Johanna Alasaari, Hanna Ala-Nissilä
Työn tavoitteena on tarkastella luonnon hyödyntämistä – ja osana sitä erityisesti sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan yhteyksiä – sosiaalisen ja psyykkisen hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä. Tutkimuksessa käytetään Green Care...
The impact of disability-assistance animals on the psychological health of workplaces: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Hunter, Caitlin, Verreynne, Martie-Louise, Pachana, Nancy, Harpur, Paul
[An educator's perspective, defusing tensions through mediation and the encounter]
| Contributor(s):: Rivoire, G.
Acquiring a dog and walking it: a preliminary examination of the possible physical activity and health benefits
| Contributor(s):: Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos, Timothy A. Pychyl
In light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity, there is growing concern about the low percentage of adults who are sufficiently active. Given that some researchers have recommended that acquiring a dog should be promoted as a means of increasing...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
| Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
| Contributor(s):: Renn Hartmann
The extent of animal abuse, neglect and abandonment places increased pressure on animal welfare organisations to protect the welfare of animals. Such organisations operate under restricting circumstances, doing what they can with what they have and under heavy reliance on support from the public....
Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia
| Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida
O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...
How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated?
| Contributor(s):: G.J. Mason, J. Veasey
The welfare of elephants is an enormous challenge for zoos in terms of animal husbandry, financial cost and public perception. This chapter’s aim is not to discuss whether elephants should be held in captivity: resolving this issue would involve sound data on the costs and...
Riding home: The power of horses to heal
| Contributor(s):: Hayes, Tim
Service Dogs for Independence
Our Director Elizabeth Morris researched many Service Dog Companies both in The United States and outside the United States in order to design the best possible option for those in need of a Service Dog. Many Service Dog Organizations do not custom train a service dog. All their dogs are...
A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Downes, Martin, Lakhani, Ali, Byrne, Jason, Macfarlane, Kym
Older lesbian adults’ psychological well-being: The significance of pets
| Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.
A true best friend