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  1. The role of pets in managing uncertainty from COVID-19

    Contributor(s):: Nieforth, Leanne O., O'Haire, Marguerite E.

  2. Children with Avoidant or Disorganized Attachment Relate Differently to a Dog and to Humans During a Socially Stressful Situation

    Contributor(s):: Wedl, Manuela, Kotrschal, Kurt, Julius, Henri, Beetz, Andrea

    Human attachment representations are shaped in interaction with the primary caregiver and are generally transferred to further bonding/ social partners later in life. According to previous evidence, primary attachment representations acquired with humans do not seem to be transferred to companion...

  3. Pause with Paws: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Animal Visitation Program at a Small Vermont University

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Smith

    This evidence-based practice change pilot project explored college student perceptions of the efficacy of an animal visitation program (AVP) toward reducing perceived stress. Using a quantitative, longitudinal pre- and post-intervention design, a convenience sample of students from a Vermont...

  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. Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.

  6. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    | Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck

  7. The Effects of Pet Therapy on Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceived Stress and Exam Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Bajorek

    Pet therapy has been found to decrease anxiety and stress levels. Pets are becoming an increasingly more significant part of peoples’ lives and families in the American culture. Nurses need to be aware of the benefits that can come from holistic interventions such as pet therapy in various...

  8. Interactions with Horses is Associated with Higher Mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability and Lower Electrodermal Response in College Students

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Mary Wach

    A wealth of research has revealed psychological and physiological benefits of interactions with animals. As yet, research is limited to smaller animals such as dogs and cats and has not examined the benefits of human-horse interactions. The present study examined the effects of video-simulated...

  9. Impact of Emotional Support Animals on Student Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Kennedy

    Stress is a growing problem in higher education. There are a variety of physiological and psychological effects of stress that negatively impact a range of body systems. Fortunately, different interventions are gaining popularity, including animal-assisted therapies (AAT). A range of case studies...

  10. Riding home: The power of horses to heal

    | Contributor(s):: Hayes, Tim

  11. Dog and Shield: The Buffering Effect K-9s Have on Police Officer Strain

    | Contributor(s):: Shea Dever

    According to General Strain Theory, suicide, drug/alcohol abuse and violence are the result of maladaptive coping strategies in response to strain (Agnew, 1992). This study looks at categories of Po-lice Officer stress in congruence with Agnew’s categories of strain: failure to achieve...

  12. Measuring the Stress Level of Students Preceding an Exam and Post Animal Interaction Through the Use of Salivary Cortisol

    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Duback

    Stress is a sensation that can be helpful in a dangerous situation but also very harmful in excess. The body naturally begins to fight off the stress response in order to try and diminish the negative effects that it causes in the body. There are many adverse effects to experiencing stress which...

  13. Post-occupancy Evaluation at the Zoo: Behavioral and Hormonal Indicators of Welfare in Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii)

    | Contributor(s):: Leigha Tingey

    An increased understanding of species-specific behavioral needs has lead zoos to focus on providing more naturalistic and stimulating environments. Scientific assessments of how changes in habitat affect animal behavior are necessary in improving overall animal welfare. This study examined the...

  14. The Effects of Viewing Pet Images on Stress Reduction in Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Eileen A. Velasquez, Catherine M. Burke

    The goal of this study was to investigate whether viewing pet images reduced anxiety. One hundred and two undergraduate students participated in the study. Phase 1 of the study consisted of gathering the baseline anxiety measure. In Phase 2, participants were exposed to a live tarantula. They...

  15. Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library

    | Contributor(s):: Lannon, Amber, Pamela Harrison

    Therapy dogs are trained and socialized to provide comfort to individuals who are ill or experiencing stress. The following article explores therapy dog outreach programs in academic libraries by describing a successful venture at McGill University Library. Background, planning advice, assessment...

  16. Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach

    | Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.

  17. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults

    | Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René

  18. Cool down hot sports

    | Contributor(s):: Hofve, Jean

  19. Healing paws: animals in the work-place assisting with stress management

    | Contributor(s):: Carstens, Michelle Santos

  20. How animals respond to change

    | Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.

    Sections on underpinning principles relating to stress in companion animals, the effects of presistent stress, or "Why Stress can be so Stressful", other considerations for assessing welfare, and stress auditing.