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  1. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond

    Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka

    The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...

  2. A multimodal investigation of the use of animal assisted therapy in a clinical interview

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    | Contributor(s):: Blender, Jennifer Amy

  3. An animal-assisted intervention with college students with Asperger's syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Engel, Suzanne Elizabeth

  4. An investigation into associations with attachment, companion pet attachment, empathy, and prosocial behaviors in 18-20 year old college students: A mixed methods study

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Christian

    This study examines empathy, parental attachment, companion pet attachment and social behaviors in a sample of 120 students between the ages of 18-20 enrolled at Front Range Community College in Westminster CO during the fall semester 2008. The study is based on the research questions posed by...

  5. Animal assisted therapy: Attitudes of mental health practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Petrisca, Elizabeth

  6. Animal-assisted therapy: An adjunctive intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in female college students with physical disabilities and guidelines for implementation into psychotherapy practice and research

    | Contributor(s):: Erin Nicole Armour

    The existing literature has indicated that women with physical disabilities are at greater risk for depression and anxiety compared to men with similar limitations and their able-bodied counterparts (Nosek & Hughes, 2003). In addition to this, female college students with physical...

  7. Animals as a therapeutic modality: A curriculum model for occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Latella, D. M.

  8. Campus Tails: An On-Campus Therapy-Dog Pilot Program and Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Maureen D. Sanford

    College counseling centers are treating more cases of depression and anxiety than ever. Yet, despite endorsing symptoms, many students are disinclined to engage in counseling. Research shows that interacting with a therapy dog has positive psychological effects, including decreasing symptoms of...

  9. Canine-assisted therapy: An emerging therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth M. Jastrow III

    Close relationships link all living things in the environment, but the forces that connect people and animals are especially strong and enduring. These forces of connection are being utilized for the advancement of human happiness and well-being in a therapeutic manner. This therapy is called...

  10. Correlates of pet-keeping in residence halls on college student adjustment at a small, private, Midwestern college

    | Contributor(s):: Kist, Sharon E.

  11. Creating social connections in higher education: Insights from the Campus Canines Program at the University of Pittsburgh

    | Contributor(s):: Camaioni, Nicole

  12. Do Dogs Increase Learning? The Effect of Therapy Dogs on Academic Stress and Spanish Second Language Learning

    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry

    Numerous physiological changes occur during periods of high stress and learning Spanish as a second language in a classroom setting may induce significant levels of academic stress. A possible solution is the use of therapy dogs in second language classes since therapy dogs are known to lower...

  13. Equine education programs and related studies as found in colleges and universities in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Carol Louise Wright Parmenter

    This study was undertaken to determine the nature and scope of equine education programs being offered in the colleges and universities throughout the country and the attitudes of specialists toward these programs. The schools participating in this study were selected after an extensive review of...

  14. Feral cat management: Perceptions and preferences (A case study)

    | Contributor(s):: Wilken, Rachel L. M.

    Feral cat management is a highly debated topic. Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) programs have become increasingly popular as an alternative to eradication. Public preference about how to manage feral cats has been explored by previous authors, but no consensus has been reached. Public policy and...

  15. Health-related quality of life and pet ownership among online university workers

    | Contributor(s):: Maynard, Pamela L.

  16. Impact of Emotional Support Animals on Student Stress

    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Kennedy

    Stress is a growing problem in higher education. There are a variety of physiological and psychological effects of stress that negatively impact a range of body systems. Fortunately, different interventions are gaining popularity, including animal-assisted therapies (AAT). A range of case studies...

  17. Integrating Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) into a Higher Learning Institution

    | Contributor(s):: Mullen, Gary

  18. Interactions with Horses is Associated with Higher Mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability and Lower Electrodermal Response in College Students

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Mary Wach

    A wealth of research has revealed psychological and physiological benefits of interactions with animals. As yet, research is limited to smaller animals such as dogs and cats and has not examined the benefits of human-horse interactions. The present study examined the effects of video-simulated...

  19. Knowledge, attitudes, and opinions about human-wildlife conflicts held by community leaders in Virginia

    | Contributor(s):: Regina M. Elsner

    Using a mail survey, I questioned 490 representatives of local government (i.e., elected officials, administrative officials, animal control officers, and county Cooperative Extension agents) about their understanding of human-wildlife conflicts in their communities, and their receptivity to...

  20. Measuring the Stress Level of Students Preceding an Exam and Post Animal Interaction Through the Use of Salivary Cortisol

    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Duback

    Stress is a sensation that can be helpful in a dangerous situation but also very harmful in excess. The body naturally begins to fight off the stress response in order to try and diminish the negative effects that it causes in the body. There are many adverse effects to experiencing stress which...