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Contributor(s):: Samuels, Christina A.
The Influence of Pet Gender and Instructors' Gender on Students' Perception of Comfort and Approachability to Pet-Owning Professors
Contributor(s):: Douglas James Anastasia
College students may psychologically benefit from the presence of a pet dog in a professor's office, while instructors may be perceived as more approachable to their student body simply by having their pet dog present. Research indicates that people are sometimes perceived more positively...
A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka
The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...
Studying for Exams Just Got More Relaxing -- Animal-Assisted Activities at the University of Connecticut Library
Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jo Ann, Rabschutz, Laurel
Students with autism, service dogs, and public schools: A review of state laws
Contributor(s):: Hill, David R., King, Seth A., Mrachko, Alicia A.
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
Perceived Learning Outcomes from Participation in One Type of Registered Student Organization: Equestrian Sport Clubs
Contributor(s):: Mikulec, Erin, McKinney, Kathleen
Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. While there are a few studies that focus on the professional, developmental, and learning outcomes of participation in student organizations, there has been insufficient research on these outcomes in sport clubs. The paper reports on...
Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth
Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis
To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...
Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach
Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.
Title Caring for All Creatures Great and Small: A Qualitative Analysis of Senior Veterinary Students' Career Choices
Contributor(s):: L. Clare V. Allen
Professional veterinary medical education in the United States is facing several major challenges at the beginning of the 21st Century. The role of the modern veterinarian has shifted significantly, since the origin of the profession, from supporting the use of horses and agricultural livestock,...
A committed command: A Paraplegic student prepares for her career with the help of a canine friend
Contributor(s):: Seckman, Cathy Hester
Disability and Assistance Dog Implicit Association Test: A Novel IAT
Contributor(s):: Coleman, Jennifer A., Ingram, Kathleen M., Bays, Annalucia, Joy-Gaba, Jennifer A., Boone, Edward L.
Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren
Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Therapets aid stressed students
Reading with Maggie: The effect of the presence/absence of a classroom pet dog in a reading intervention package
Contributor(s):: Bassette, Laura A.
Assessing attitudes towards animal assisted therapy among students and faculty in American Psychological Association accredited programs
Contributor(s):: Thew, K., Marco, L., Erdman, P., Caro, B. I.
Research on animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is rapidly growing. However, there is little research on the attitudes and knowledge held by helping professionals regarding its practice, benefits, and limitations. The authors aim to understand how students and faculty members in the clinical and...
Human-insect relationships: an ANTless story? children's, adolescents', and young adults' ways of characterizing social insects
Contributor(s):: Sammet, R., Andres, H., Dreesmann, D.
Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...
Influence of biographical variables and academic background on attitudes towards animal-assisted interventions
Contributor(s):: Lopez-Cepero, J., Perea-Mediavilla, M. A., Sarasola, J. L., Tejada, A.
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 with...
Use of Creative Activities in Occupational Therapy Practice in Sweden
Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Ivarsson, A. B.