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  1. Re-Evaluating Captive Chimpanzee "Dominance": Dominance Hierarchy and Chimpanzee-Caregiver Relationships at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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    | Contributor(s):: Jake Alan Funkhouser

    This thesis is composed of two journal-ready articles and an accompanying appendix with additional data and interpretation. Overall, this thesis describes and statistically analyzes dominance relationships in two nonhuman primate groups with novel methods, possible correlations between...

  2. Can a dog be jealous?

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    | Contributor(s):: Yaoguang Jiang, Annamarie W. Huttunen, Michael L. Platt

    Whether humans alone experience complex emotions like jealousy or envy remains hotly debated, partly because of the difficulty of measuring them without a verbal report. Cook, Berns and colleagues use functional brain imaging to identify in dogs neural responses very similar to those evoked by...

  3. Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Scollen

    The purpose of this study is to investigate animal and human relations as constructed, and as demonstrated, through the live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Particular attention is placed upon the meanings generated by the intersection of the starring animals and humans...

  4. If the World Was Ending: Companion Animals and Their Guardians in COVID-19 Times

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    | Contributor(s):: Yahaira Segarra-González, Liza M. Meléndez-Samó

    This research aimed to quantitatively explore various elements related to people living with companion animals during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown in Puerto Rico. Among the variables studied are guardians’ gender, age, animal species, time spent per day with the companion animal,...

  5. The Role of Animal Ownership for People with Severe Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Links with Health and Loneliness

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    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Spanakis, P., Peckham, E., Heron, P., Johnston, G., Walker, L., Crosland, S., Ratschen, E.

    Research has reported the benefits of companion animals for people with severe mental illness (SMI). However, this evidence base is fragmented and unclear. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of companion animals in the context of social distancing and isolation...

  6. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  7. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    | Contributor(s):: Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  8. Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants

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    | Contributor(s):: Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.

    Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...

  9. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  10. Impacts of Cartoon Animals on Human–Alloanimal Relations

    | Contributor(s):: Dydynski, Jason Mario, Mäekivi, Nelly

  11. Let ‘er Buck: Gender and Animal History in Twentieth-Century American Rodeo

    | Contributor(s):: Whitehead, Frank

  12. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

    | Contributor(s):: Wellman, Hannah P.

  13. Transformations of Animal Materials in Early Greece

    | Contributor(s):: DiBattista, Adam

  14. Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels

    | Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.

  15. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel

  16. Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Richart, Rebecca Suzann

  17. American Animals, American Men: Popular Literature from 1830 to 1915

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Stephen D.

  18. Controlling the Uncontrollable: a Grounded Discursive Study of the Human-Animal Relationship “Captured” in the Rogue Elephant

    | Contributor(s):: Granden, Michelle

  19. Interest in Humans: Comparisons between Riding School Lesson Equids and Assisted-Intervention Equids

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    | Contributor(s):: Lerch, N., Cirulli, F., Rochais, C., Lesimple, C., Guilbaud, E., Contalbrigo, L., Borgi, M., Grandgeorge, M., Hausberger, M.

    Little is known about the impact of equine-assisted interventions (EAI) on equids' perception of humans. In this study 172 equids, living in 12 riding centres, were submitted to a standardised human-horse relationship test: the motionless person test. Age, sex, type (horse/pony), housing,...

  20. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Giada Cordoni, Elisabetta Palagi

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...