Characteristics of Student– Dog Interaction during a Meet-and-Greet Activity in a University-Based Animal Visitation Program
Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Kuzara, Stephanie, Gee, Nancy R.
The use of university-based Animal Visitation Programs (AVPs)—programs aimed at reducing student stress through human–animal interaction (HAI)—has increased. Implementation has expanded despite our limited understanding about program effects on student and animal wellbeing. Moreover, little is...
The Effects of Group-Administered Canine Therapy on University Students’ Wellbeing: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Binfet, John-Tyler
University students with elevated stress levels are at risk for experiencing compromised mental health and for underperforming academically. In an effort to support student wellbeing, post-secondary campuses are increasingly offering canine therapy programs. These programs provide students...
Undergraduate Biology Students’ Interpretations of the Term “Animal”
Contributor(s):: Bierema, Andrea M. K., Schwartz, Renee S.
Multiple definitions of the term “animal” exist. Definitions include the scientific definition of kingdom Animalia, the human-centered definition that excludes humans, and other definitions, such as only vertebrates or even only mammals. Due to their education background and interests,...
"Take a Paws" with Therapy Dogs and Make it a Howling Success
| Contributor(s):: Peggy A. Pritchard
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Conservation Psychology: A Gap in Current Australian Undergraduate Psychology Education?
| Contributor(s):: Elissa Pearson
Human actions have contributed to numerous environmental challenges, including climate change and a significant loss of the world’s biodiversity. As the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, psychology has much to offer in better understanding these issues, as well as fostering...
The mission of Hope's Promise is to provide physical, mental, and emotional support and to teach new skills to a wide range of children and adults with special needs through equine assisted activity programs.
The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
| Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
Exploring the Handler-Dog Connection within a University-Based Animal-Assisted Activity
| Contributor(s):: Kuzara, S., Pendry, P., Gee, N. R.
Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress
| Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch
Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...
Pause with Paws: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Animal Visitation Program at a Small Vermont University
| Contributor(s):: Angela Smith
This evidence-based practice change pilot project explored college student perceptions of the efficacy of an animal visitation program (AVP) toward reducing perceived stress. Using a quantitative, longitudinal pre- and post-intervention design, a convenience sample of students from a Vermont...
Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa
Beyond Therapy Dogs: Coordinating Large-Scale Finals Week Activities
| Contributor(s):: Flynn, Holly
How the University Organizational Culture Is Being Experienced? Phenomenological Studies of Experiencing the Here and Now of the Organization
| Contributor(s):: Konecki, Krzysztof
Guard Dogs or Guide Dogs? Adequacy vs. Quality in the Accreditation of Teacher Education
| Contributor(s):: Dill, William R.
The Moral Lives of Laboratory Monkeys: Television and the Ethics of Care
| Contributor(s):: Sharp, Lesley A.
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
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| Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
The Effects of Pet Ownership on Anxiety and Depression Among Trauma-Exposed College Students
| Contributor(s):: Dung N. Nguyentran, Marlene A. Michniak, James J. Jung, Christine Q. Do
Rates of anxiety and depression are prevalent in college students and can be attributed in part to stress and trauma-related events. However, studies suggest that pet ownership has the possibility of alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative emotions, and suicide. The purpose of...
Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams
| Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.
The Role of Pets in the Lives of College Students: Implications for College Counselors
| Contributor(s):: Aimee C. Adams, Bruce S. Sharkin, Jennifer J. Bottinelli
The roles that pets play in the lives of college students have received little attention in the college counseling literature. This article will review four topics related to college students and pets that have implications for counselors: (a) the separation anxiety that students experience...