Virtual Canine Comfort: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of a Canine-Assisted Intervention Supporting Undergraduate Wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Binfet, John-Tyler, Tardif-Williams, Christine, Draper, Zakary A., Green, Freya L. L., Singal, Akshat, Rousseau, Camille X., Roma, Renata
Canine-Assisted Intervention Effects on the Well-Being of Health Science Graduate Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Kivlen, C., Winston, K., Mills, D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Davenport, R., Binfet, J. T.
Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Concerning Visitation Dogs on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Brieanna Hughes
A Scoping Review of Campus-Based Animal-Assisted Interactions Programs for College Student Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Tanya K. Bailey
Background: People have long found support by interacting with animals, which has developed into a health care modality called animal-assisted interactions (AAI). In the past 10 years, AAI has increased as a way to support college students’ mental health; however, there is no...
Animal-Assisted Activities Survey at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assessing Student Opinions and Determining Possible Implementation Strategy
| Contributor(s):: Emma Winters
In most situations, animals are not allowed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus, including animals used for animal-assisted activities (AAA). Animal-assisted activities have been shown to provide numerous benefits to participants and there could be positive effects to offering...
Animal-Assisted Interventions Improve Mental, But Not Cognitive or Physiological Health Outcomes of Higher Education Students: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Huber, A., Klug, S. J., Abraham, A., Westenberg, E., Schmidt, V., Winkler, A. S.
Due to the high burden of mental health issues among students at higher education institutions world-wide, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are being used to relieve student stress. The objective of this study was to systematically review of the effects of AAIs on the mental, physiological,...
The Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Robert Michael Perry
The benefits of human-animal interactions has aroused the interests of many stakeholders in comparative psychology. Research has shown that humans are the principal beneficiaries. The main benefits include improved health; increased learning; improved moods; and reduction of stress....
The impact of an introductory animal handling course on undergraduate students who lack previous livestock handling experience
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer M Bundy, Jodi A Sterle, Anna K Johnson, Gregory T Krahn
A majority of animal science undergraduates have limited livestock handling experience when they come to college. To address this issue, a course based on livestock handling, safety and welfare was implemented in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. This study aimed to 1)...
Exploring Implementation of Animal-Assisted Interventions as Health Promotion Initiatives on University Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Cooke, E., Warner, E., Henderson-Wilson, C.
Pet Attachment and the Social Support that Pets Provide to College Students
| Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Bekker, Suma Mallavarapu
The purpose of this research was to see how the quality of a person’s attachment to their pet affects their perception of the amount of social support they are receiving from that pet. We recruited a sample of 309 undergraduate students who were pet owners. Students were enrolled in a...
Incorporating Human–Animal Interaction Into Academic Stress Management Programs: Effects on Typical and At-Risk College Students' Executive Function
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff, Nancy R. Gee
Implementation of university-based animal-assisted stress-prevention programs is increasing despite limited knowledge about impacts on students’ academic success. This randomized trial (N = 309) examined the effects of a 4-week stress-prevention program with varying levels of...
Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance
| Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry
Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...
Impact of a Full Time Facility Dog on a University Campus
| Contributor(s):: Alisa Kim, Amanda Vanni
Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?
| Contributor(s):: Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.
Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...
Effects of Essential Animal Visitation Program (AVP) Components on Students’ Salivary α-Amylase and Amylase-to-Cortisol Ratios
| Contributor(s):: Vandagriff, Jaymie L., Carr, Alexa M., Roeter Smith, Stephanie M., Pendry, Patricia
While efficacy trials suggest that Animal Visitation Programs (AVPs) relieve university student stress, their essential components are unknown. Students were randomly assigned to one of four 10-min conditions: AVP touch (n = 73), AVP proximity (n = 62), AVP imagery (n = 57), or AVP waitlist (n =...
A study on the factors affecting Firat university students' empathic capacity towards animalsFirat universitesi ogrencilerinin hayvanlara yonelik empati kapasitelerini etkileyen faktorler uzerine bir arastirma
| Contributor(s):: Ozen, A., Coban, C., Dedeoglu, Y. S., Vural, T.
It is accepted that the tendency of empathy plays an important role on the moral behavior of people. It is thought that empathic responses towards humans also develop empathy towards animals and therefore other living things, so people with high levels of empathy are also thought to empathize...
Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya
The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...
Empathy and perception of animal welfare among Mexican students of professions related to the use, management and care of animalsEmpatia y percepcion del bienestar animal entre estudiantes mexicanos de profesiones relacionadas al uso, manejo y cuidad
| Contributor(s):: Torres Cardona, M. G., Sanchez Mendez, A. I., Almaraz Buendia, I., Peralta Ortiz, J. J. G., Meza Nieto, M., Alejos de la Fuente, J. I.
Animal-assisted interventions in universities: a scoping review of implementation and associated outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Cooke, E., Henderson-Wilson, C., Warner, E., LaMontagne, A.
Effects of the multimodal intervention program including animal-assisted therapy on depression and self-esteem among university students
| Contributor(s):: Kil, T.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of the multimodal group intervention that combined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and integrated play therapy (IPT) on depression and self-esteem in undergraduate university students. The subjects were 40 students attending animal-related and social...