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  1. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case

    Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  2. Influence of Biographical Variables and Academic Background on Attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: J. Lopez-Cepero, M.A. Perea-Mediavilla, J.L. Sarasola, A. Tejada

    Over the past two decades, there has been increasing evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) among diverse groups and settings. However, little is known of the variables that can affect the attitudes of professionals towards these interventions. Two studies were done...

  3. Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands

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    | Contributor(s):: Pim Martens, Camille Hansart, Bingtao Su

    The social context and culture in which individuals grow shapes their perspectives through life. Early on, children learn about animals through storybooks, animated movies, toys, and through interactions with pets and wildlife, and will slowly start to build beliefs around those experiences....

  4. Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Jenkins

    The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...

  5. Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students' Learning and Study Skills

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Gee, N. R., Vandagriff, J. L.

  6. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.

  7. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  8. The mental health benefits of having dogs on college campuses

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    | Contributor(s):: Trenton Adams, Catherine Clark, Victoria Crowell, Kolleen Duffy, Margaret Green, Selena McEwen, Allison Wrape, Frank Hammonds

    College can be a stressful time for many, especially those dealing with problems like stress, anxiety, and depression. While colleges and universities typically offer counseling services, many students who could benefit do not take advantage of them. Research suggests that animals may play an...

  9. Exploring the Benefits of Eco-Therapy Based Activities at an Urban Community College

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Kras

    Ecotherapy-based experiences have been shown to provide multiple benefits such as improved cognitive functioning (Berman, Jonides, & Kaplan, 2008), increased overall well-being (Calkins, Szmerekovsky, & Biddle, 2007, Howell, Dopko, Passmore, & Buro, 2011) and improved mental and...

  10. The Effect of Interaction with Therapy Horses on University Students' Perceived Stress Level

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexa Chapman

    This research project investigates how university students are affected by interacting with therapy horses. Stress is the factor that will be evaluated in this particular study. The self-rated stress scores will be acquired from University of Arkansas students both before and after interacting...

  11. Animal Visitation Program (AVP) Reduces Cortisol Levels of University Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Jaymie L. Vandagriff

    University students report high levels of stress. Although causal work is limited, one popular approach to promote stress relief is animal visitation programs (AVPs). We conducted a randomized trial (N = 249) examining effects of a 10-minute AVP on students’ salivary cortisol levels....

  12. The Effects of Canine Assisted Therapy on Emotionally Stressed Undergraduate College Students: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Mackenzie Hansen

    Objective: This systematic review was conducted to review how canine assisted therapy affects emotional stress in undergraduate college students. Methods: Articles were screened on CINAHL and PubMed databases for relationship between canine assisted therapy intervention and emotional stress...

  13. Attitudes toward Animals of Students at Three European Veterinary Medicine Schools in Italy and Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David J., Diverio, Silvana, Sánchez-Muñoz, Carolina, López-Rodríguez, Rocío, Gazzano, Angelo, Palandri, Lorenzo, Mariti, Chiara

    The European Veterinary Code of Conduct recognizes the crucial role of veterinarians in improving animal welfare and maintaining its standards. However, several studies have claimed that veterinary students’ attitudes toward animals may worsen as they progress through their academic training....

  14. Slovenian Students’ Knowledge and Opinions about Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa L.)

    | Contributor(s):: Siard, Nataša, Jordan, Dušanka

    Wild boar are present almost throughout Slovenia, causing similar problems as in many other countries, mainly damage to agriculture. Dealing with these problems also involves children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of age, gender, and farm residence on knowledge, attitudes, and...

  15. Student Perceptions of, and Attitudes toward, Bats in Barak Valley, Assam, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhattacharjee, Jayashree, Dutta, Biman Kumar, Bhattacharjee, Parimal Chandra, Singha, Hilloljyoti, Deb, Panna, Dutta, Himangshu, Hussain, Mohommad Miraj

    Bats are commonly found all over the world and provide significant ecosystem services. These animals are facing serious threats due to various anthropogenic activities, including hunting. Additionally, bats are often not particularly well liked due to their non-aesthetic characteristics. A...

  16. "Take a Paws" with Therapy Dogs and Make it a Howling Success

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    | Contributor(s):: Peggy A. Pritchard

  17. Effect of Dog Presence on Stress Levels in Students under Psychological Strain: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Vadronova, M., Souckova, M., Prouzova, E.

    As university students face many stressful situations, especially during the examination period, this study focused on the use of animal-assisted activities (AAAs) with a dog as a means of relieving students' stress before a final exam. The aim was to determine whether a 10-min interaction with a...

  18. Pawsitive Self-Regulation and Emotional Control: A Guide for Implementing Therapy Dogs to Help Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Self-Regulation and Emotional Control

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke McCawley

    With the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increasing at an alarming rate, educators and services providers are in need of a variety of different strategies to help support self- regulation and emotional control for students with autism spectrum disorder. Although not a defining...

  19. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  20. To a Future Where Everyone Can Walk a Dog Even if They Don't Own One

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, E. Y.

    2018Front Public Health63492296-2565 (Print)2296-256510.3389/fpubh.2018.00349engDepartment of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.text