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  1. Online support networks: the kindness of pet-loving strangers

  2. Comparing Social Media Observations of Animals During a Solar Eclipse to Published Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Ritson, Dustin H. Ranglack, Nate Bickford

    A wide variety of environmental stimuli can influence the behavior of animals including temperature, weather, light, lunar and seasonal cycles, seismic activity, as well as other perturbations to their circadian rhythm. Solar eclipses offer a unique opportunity to evaluate the relative...

  3. Personality Profiles of Users Sharing Animal-related Content on Social Media

    | Contributor(s):: Hagan, Courtney, Carpenter, Jordan, Ungar, Lyle, Preotiuc-Pietro, Daniel

    Animal preferences are thought to be linked with more salient psychological traits of people, and most research examining owner personality as a differentiating factor has obtained mixed results. The rise in usage of social networks offers users a new medium in which they can broadcast their...

  4. Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals

    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa

  5. Jul 10 2016

    Animaladies

    Call for PapersCase studies that show how particular human/animal relationships are pathologised (and their effects)Keynote: Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/425

  6. A preliminary internet survey of pet rabbit owners' characteristics

    | Contributor(s):: Oxley, J. A., Previti, A., Alibrandi, A., Briefer, E. F., Passantino, A.

    This study aimed to conduct a preliminary survey to investigate basic ownership factors, frequency of microchipping and insurance and views of pet rabbit owners on these areas and general rabbit management. More specifically, we aimed to investigate whether owners possess insurance, whether their...

  7. Public perceptions of the ethics of in-vitro meat: determining an appropriate course of action

    | Contributor(s):: Laestadius, L. I.

    While in vitro animal meat (IVM) is not yet commercially available, the public has already begun to form opinions of IVM as a result of news stories and events drawing attention to its development. As such, we can discern public perceptions of the ethics of IVM before its commercial release. This...

  8. Empathy and the power of virtual communities: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson at TEDxGullLake

    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

    Hannah, a photographer and writer based on the south shore of Lake Superior, knows what it means to go viral. She experienced how a single photo placed on Facebook could change her world overnight, waking up the next morning with media calls and inquiries from around the world. Hannah's...

  9. Integrative Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: Psychological and Spiritual Considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Boisvert, Jennifer A., Harrell, W. Andrew

  10. Pets of Instagram

  11. An online social network to increase walking in dog owners: a randomized trial

    | Contributor(s):: Schneider, K. L., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C., Oleski, J., Panza, E., Savage, C., Gada, K., Bozzella, B., Olendzki, E., Kern, D., Lemon, S. C.

    Purpose: Encouraging dog walking may increase physical activity in dog owners. This cluster-randomized controlled trial investigated whether a social networking Web site (Meetup TM) could be used to deliver a multicomponent dog walking intervention to increase physical activity. Methods:...