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  1. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  2. Examining differences between homebound older adult pet owners and non-pet owners in depression, systemic inflammation, and executive function

    | Contributor(s):: Branson, S., Boss, L., Cron, S., Kang, DuckHee

    Homebound older adults are prone to depression, which is linked to systemic inflammation that promotes executive function decline. A companion animal may reduce the negative biobehavioral processes asso- ciated with depression, inflammation, and reduced executive function in homebound older...

  3. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    | Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.

    Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  4. Examining differences between homebound older adult pet owners and non-pet owners in depression, systemic inflammation, and executive function

    | Contributor(s):: Branson, S., Boss, L., Cron, S., Kang, DuckHee

    Homebound older adults are prone to depression, which is linked to systemic inflammation that promotes executive function decline. A companion animal may reduce the negative biobehavioral processes associated with depression, inflammation, and reduced executive function in homebound older adults....

  5. Threads of Life and Death: A Photo Essay on Hunting and Fishing in Northwest Amazonia

    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Serna, Daniel

  6. Animal Madness: A Natural History of Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Braitman, Laurel

  7. Early Dogs and Endemic South American Canids of the Spanish Main

    | Contributor(s):: Stahl, Peter

  8. Finding Fodder and Tracking Transhumance: Isotopic Detection of Goat Domestication Processes in the Near East

    | Contributor(s):: Makarewicz, Cheryl, Tuross, Noreen

  9. Hokkaido's frontiers: Blurred embodiments, shared affects and the evolution of dairy farming's animal-human-machine

    | Contributor(s):: Hansen, Paul

  10. The Obscurantist Turn in Anthropology: From Zoomania to Animalism in the West

    | Contributor(s):: Digard, Jean-Pierre

  11. Toward an Anthropology of Action: Andre-Georges Haudricourt And Technical Efficiency

    | Contributor(s):: Ferret, Carole

  12. Toward conservational anthropology: addressing anthropocentric bias in anthropology

    | Contributor(s):: Kopnina, Helen

  13. WITNESS: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming

    | Contributor(s):: Dave, Naisargi N.

  14. Worldviews and human-animal relations: Critical perspectives on bison-human relations among the Euro-Canadians and Blackfoot

    | Contributor(s):: Oetelaar, Gerald A.

  15. De gustibus disputandum: the aesthetics and ethics of taste in the rhetorical genre of the restaurant review

    | Contributor(s):: Souder, L., Bottone, E.

    Contemporary professional restaurant reviews have consequences beyond the dinner plate. They now face challenges from the democratizing efforts of blogs and crowd-sourced reviews. Thus an analysis seems appropriate for determining how they are written and what might be lost should they be...

  16. Intentions and values in animal welfare legislation and standards

    | Contributor(s):: Lundmark, F., Berg, C., Schmid, O., Behdadi, D., Rocklinsberg, H.

    The focus on animal welfare in society has increased during the last 50 years. Animal welfare legislation and private standards have developed, and today many farmers within animal production have both governmental legislation and private standards to comply with. In this paper intentions and...

  17. The leading Canadian NGOs' discourse on fish farming: from ecocentric intuitions to biocentric solutions

    | Contributor(s):: Pigeon, L. E., Letourneau, L.

    The development of the aquaculture industry in Canada has triggered a conflict of a scope never seen before. As stated in Young and Matthews' The Aquaculture Controversy, this debate has "mushroomed over the past several decades to become one of the most bitter and stubborn face-offs over...

  18. Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....

  19. Attitudes of Canadian pig producers toward animal welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.

    As part of a larger study eliciting Canadian producer and non-producer views about animal welfare, open-ended, semi-structured interviews were used to explore opinions about animal welfare of 20 Canadian pig producers, most of whom were involved in confinement-based systems. With the exception...

  20. Incorporating the philosophy of technology into animal welfare assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Daigle, C. L.

    Changes in attitudes towards how animals are housed in agriculture are currently under question in the public eye - particularly for laying hens. Many arguments from the rights and utilitarian viewpoints have been made for changing environmental conditions and managerial practices for animals in...