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  1. 'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.

  2. 'I'm just a'-walking the dog': Correlates of regular dog walking

    Contributor(s):: Christian, Hayley, Giles-Corti, Billie, Knuiman, Matthew

  3. A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program

    Contributor(s):: Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)

    The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...

  4. A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Michel

    Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to significant risk factors that have the potential of affecting many developmental outcomes. However,...

  5. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen

  6. Affiliation in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  7. An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy

    Contributor(s):: Brodie, S. J., Biley, F. C.

  8. An exploration of the use of social support by people who are grieving the death of a pet

    Contributor(s):: DiMeglio, Holly S.

  9. An investigation of a brief life satisfaction scale with elementary school children

    Contributor(s):: Seligson, Julie Lauren

  10. Animal-assisted therapies are becoming more common

    Contributor(s):: Willens, Joyce S.

  11. Animal-assisted therapy and self-transcendence

    Contributor(s):: Jordahl-Ball, Jill

  12. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders

    Contributor(s):: Berget, B., Braastad, B. O.

  13. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders.

    Contributor(s):: B. Berget, B.O. Braastad

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with farm animals for humans with psychiatric disorders may reduce depression and state anxiety, and increase self-efficacy, in many participants. Social support by the farmer appears to be important. Positive effects are best documented for persons with affective...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy: An adjunctive intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in female college students with physical disabilities and guidelines for implementation into psychotherapy practice and research

    Contributor(s):: Erin Nicole Armour

    The existing literature has indicated that women with physical disabilities are at greater risk for depression and anxiety compared to men with similar limitations and their able-bodied counterparts (Nosek & Hughes, 2003). In addition to this, female college students with physical...

  15. Animals and Attachment Theory

    Contributor(s):: Rockett, B., Carr, S.

  16. Animals as social supports: Insights for understanding animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: McNicholas, June, Collis, Glyn

  17. Anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic selection - Beyond the "cute response"

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A.

  18. Anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic selection - Beyond the "cute response"

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A.

  19. Assistance dog placement in the pediatric population: benefits, risks, and recommendations for future application

    Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Nattrass, K., O'Brien, S., Patronek, G., MacCollin, M.

    Assistance animals have long been recognized for their value in enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities by increasing the physical independence, confidence, and social lives of their handlers. Recently, this concept has been applied to the growing population of children with physical...

  20. Attachment, emotion regulation, and social support: Adjustment to the death of a companion animal

    Contributor(s):: King, Loren C.