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  1. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  2. Human Perceptual and Phobic Biases for Snakes: A Review of the Experimental Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, Marcus

    In this paper I review the literature on the evolutionary origins of phobias and describe the current state of research on the neurobiology and developmental origins of ophidiophobia—fear of snakes. In doing so I compare experimental evidence related to evolutionary explanations for snake fears...

  3. Social Provisions of the Human—Animal Relationship amongst 30 People Living with HIV in Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Hutton, Vicki E.

    Research on the relationship between humans and animals has identified some links between companion animals and physiological, psychological, and social benefits for the human. Adopting Robert Weiss's (1974) Theory of Social Provisions as a framework, this qualitative study explores the role of...

  4. On the Origins of Animalist Marxism: Rereading Ted Benton and the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

    | Contributor(s):: Stache, Christian

  5. Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals

    | Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Bastian, Brock

  6. Mechanisms of Change for Children Participating in Therapeutic Horse Riding: A Grounded Theory

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., Levack, W. M. M.

  7. The experience of acquiring an assistance dog: examination of the transition process for first-time handlers

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Bendrups, D., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

  8. Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?

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    | Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...

  9. RAW DATA: Making Relations Matter

    | Contributor(s):: Walford, Antonia

  10. A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

    | Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi

  11. How the University Organizational Culture Is Being Experienced? Phenomenological Studies of Experiencing the Here and Now of the Organization

    | Contributor(s):: Konecki, Krzysztof

  12. What makes human-animal relations 'organizational'? The de-scription of anthrozootechnical agencements

    | Contributor(s):: Doré, Antoine, Michalon, Jérôme

  13. A One Health Evaluation of the University of Copenhagen Research Centre for Control of Antibiotic Resistance

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    | Contributor(s):: Anaïs Léger, Katharina D.C. Stärk, Jonathan Rushton, Liza R. Nielsen

    We applied the evaluation framework developed by the EU COST Action “Network of Evaluation of One Health” (NEOH) to assess the operations, supporting infrastructures and outcomes of a research consortium “University of Copenhagen Research Centre for Control of Antibiotic...

  14. Better Lives for Dogs: Incorporating Human Behaviour Change Into a Theory of Change to Improve Canine Welfare Worldwide

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Reed, Melissa M. Upjohn

    The world’s estimated 600 million dogs face a range of welfare issues which vary according to local context and locally accepted norms regarding attitudes towards dogs. Dogs Trust Worldwide, an international Non-Governmental Organisation which works to improve canine welfare, is...

  15. Enactive Anthrozoology: toward an integrative theoretical model for understanding the therapeutic relationships between humans and animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Theo Verheggen, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers, Jannes Eshuis

    Anthrozoology continues to advance forward in research and in professionalization of animal assisted interventions. What the discipline is still lacking, however, is a unified theoretical framework "explaining how and why relationships between humans and animals are potentially...

  16. Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development

    | Contributor(s):: Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)

    This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...

  17. The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability

    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, Jennifer A., Green, Brooke, Garthe, Rachel C., Worthington, Everett L., Barker, Sandra B., Ingram, Kathleen M.

    Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains (e.g., relationships, interactions, attachments, bonds) also increases. Specifically, attitudes toward...

  18. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  19. Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Krzysztof Tomasz Konecki

    The article analyse the problem of human - animals bond creation. The analysis of video - recordings was used to beserve the gesture exchange between animals and humans. The grounded theory was used to analyse visuality of the emotional bond creation.

  20. Nonhuman Animals: Not Necessarily Saints or Sinners

    | Contributor(s):: Abbate, Cheryl