Voices of NGOs Supporting the First Master's Degree Program in Ethology and Human-Animal Interactions in Romania: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis
Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Criste, A. D., Dezmirean, D. S.
Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being
Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.
Roaming the Campus: University Stakeholders’ Perceptions of, and Interactions with, Campus Cats and Dogs
Contributor(s):: Izaguirre, Eliza Ruiz, Montiel, David Oseguera
Federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding a nursing student with a service animal
Contributor(s):: Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J., Nolan, M. T.
Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.
Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?
| Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.
Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...
How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case
| Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.
College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.
Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives
| Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Struik, K.
Animals on Campus and in the Workplace
| Contributor(s):: Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener
Animals on campus are becoming a hot button issue for students, faculty, and staff. Iowa State University staff members Brett Lohoefener (University Counsel), Ian Allen (Student Disability Resources), and Ruth Carlton-Appleton (University Human Resources) will present information on the...
Prevalence of Coursework in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges in the United States: A Scoping Review
| Contributor(s):: Nina Ekholm Fry, Emily Meszaros & Katie O'Neill
An increasing number of universities and colleges in the United States are offering coursework related to equine-assisted activities or therapies. We conducted a scoping review to determine the prevalence of such coursework at higher education institutions with information on geographic...
Experimental trial demonstrates effects of animal-assisted stress prevention program on college students' positive and negative emotion
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Stephanie M. Roeter, Jaymie L. Vandagriff
In response to the growing prevalence of mental health issues among college students, campuses across the nation are implementing animal-assisted stress reduction programs, despite a clear lack of evidence supporting their efficacy. Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to...
Influence of Biographical Variables and Academic Background on Attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Interventions
| 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...
Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students
| 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...
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.
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.
Campuses Debate Rising Demands for 'Comfort Animals'
| Contributor(s):: Jan Hoffman
The mental health benefits of having dogs on college campuses
| 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...
Exploring the Benefits of Eco-Therapy Based Activities at an Urban Community College
| 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...
The Effect of Interaction with Therapy Horses on University Students' Perceived Stress Level
| 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...