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  1. Prison-based animal programs: A critical review of the literature and future recommendations

    Contributor(s):: Laura Wheaton, Holly Hetrick PsyD (adviser), Christiane Brems PhD ABPP

    The present paper is a critical review of the literature on prison-based animal programs. Within the present review, the author examines the limited available research that has been conducted with these programs, and evaluates the utility of the research presented. Overall the implications are...

  2. The Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Pet Ownership on Child Development: A Parental Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Erin K. Leahy

    The purpose of this review is to explore the beneficial role pets play in facilitating the psychosocial development of preadolescent children. It is proposed that the pet is perceived by both the child and parent as a developmental resource during preadolescent development, as it assists the...

  3. Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência

    Contributor(s):: Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz

    O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPI), refletindo na qualidade de vida dos idosos. Algumas terapias não medicamentosas...

  4. Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme

    Contributor(s):: Dalia Kreindler

    This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was carried out in order to gain new insights in the learning and growth processes facilitated by...

  5. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...

  6. Influence of pet ownership on self-esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness among over 65s in Ireland

    Contributor(s):: Gráinne Nic An Mháistir

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pet ownership on self-­‐esteem, life satisfaction and loneliness in pet owners and non-­‐owners. Data was collected from 147 participants. Data was gathered by means of self-­‐reported questionnaires that assessed...

  7. An Examination of the Themes of Care, Emotional Intelligence, and the Presence of a Dog in a Classroom

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, Melissa Donn

  8. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  9. Therapeutic riding and self-esteem

    Contributor(s):: Preusch, Pamela C.

  10. The influence of animal-assisted play therapy on the self-esteem of adolescents with special needs

    Contributor(s):: Sentoo, Gail Soobrayan

  11. Barking up the wrong tree: pet therapy in South Africa

    Contributor(s):: Pevashnee Naidoo

    There exists but one local detailed, documented study by Bergensen (1989) that focused on the effects of pet facilitated therapy on the self-esteem and socialisation of primary school children. In addition, a handful of articles have been published in South African journals. It is rather...

  12. Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women

    Contributor(s):: Melva Juanita Bost

    A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of elderly women living in a nursing home. Six subjects, aged 60 to 94 years, participated in this...

  13. The effect of partnering with an assistance dog on self-esteem and social connectedness among persons with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Rabschutz, Laurel

  14. Exploring the human-animal bond in an animal-assisted therapy program for at-risk youth

    Contributor(s):: Terpin, Jennifer L.

  15. The effect of therapeutic horseback riding on self-esteem of children with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Weber, Peggy C.

  16. The relationship between pet bonding, self-esteem, and empathy in preadolescents

    Contributor(s):: Bierer, Robert Elias

  17. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Empathy and Self-Esteem in At-Risk Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Bilinsky, Cynthia

  18. Effects of horseback riding on depression and self-esteem in adolescent girls

    Contributor(s):: Hemenway, Robin

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

    Contributor(s):: Lucas, Jamie

  20. Therapeutic Riding and Its Effect on Self-Esteem

    Contributor(s):: Jill C. Hardy, Susan M. Schultz (adviser)

    This paper documents the history of equine assisted therapy, therapeutic riding programs and the value of utilizing the equine as part of an alternative program for children and adults with disabilities. The researcher performed a qualitative study by working with two equine centers certified for...