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  1. Exploring Implementation of Animal-Assisted Interventions as Health Promotion Initiatives on University Campuses

    Contributor(s):: Cooke, E., Warner, E., Henderson-Wilson, C.

  2. Pet Attachment and the Social Support that Pets Provide to College Students

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    | 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...

  3. Incorporating Human–Animal Interaction Into Academic Stress Management Programs: Effects on Typical and At-Risk College Students' Executive Function

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    | 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...

  4. Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance

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    | 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...

  5. Impact of a Full Time Facility Dog on a University Campus

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    | Contributor(s):: Alisa Kim, Amanda Vanni

  6. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    | 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...

  7. 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 =...

  8. 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...

  9. Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students

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    | 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,...

  10. 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.

  11. Animal-assisted interventions in universities: a scoping review of implementation and associated outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Cooke, E., Henderson-Wilson, C., Warner, E., LaMontagne, A.

  12. Effects of the multimodal intervention program including animal-assisted therapy on depression and self-esteem among university students

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    | 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...

  13. Understanding Links Between College Students’ Childhood Pet Ownership, Attachment, and Separation Anxiety During the Transition to College

    | Contributor(s):: Carr, Alexa M., Pendry, Patricia

  14. Animal-Assisted Interventions for the Improvement of Mental Health Outcomes in Higher Education Students: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials

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    | Contributor(s):: Parbery-Clark, C., Lubamba, M., Tanner, L., McColl, E.

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs), particularly Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA), in improving mental health outcomes for students in higher education. The number of students in...

  15. Teaching the Nonhuman Animal in Higher Education: Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning

    | Contributor(s):: Hovorka, Alice J.

  16. Serum Cortisol Concentrations and Behavior Assessment as Tools for Evaluating Stress in Horses Used in Therapeutic or University Riding Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Shikun Chen

    Stress is known to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of animals. Physiological and behavioral changes offer objective and easy to use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, there are limited studies showing a relationship between changes in stress-related behavior...

  17. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  18. Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions

    | Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jennifer

  19. Factors That Influence the Development of Interprofessional Education and One Health for Medical, Veterinary and Dual Degree Public Health Students at an Offshore Medical School

    | Contributor(s):: Roopnarine, Rohini

  20. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Intervention on Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Well-Being: Insights from Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kivlen, Christine A.