Animal Visitation Program (AVP) Reduces Cortisol Levels of University Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Jaymie L. Vandagriff
University students report high levels of stress. Although causal work is limited, one popular approach to promote stress relief is animal visitation programs (AVPs). We conducted a randomized trial (N = 249) examining effects of a 10-minute AVP on students’ salivary cortisol levels....
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...
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...
Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing
| Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski
Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus: The Relevance and Controversy
| Contributor(s):: Melinda Phillips
The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population
| Contributor(s):: Kalina Welch
To assess how physiological stress response is affected by human-canine interactions, one hundred-thirty (n=130) Carroll College students in Helena, Montana participated in trials designed to measure blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) in low- and...
Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students
| Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A.
Transitioning from high school to university can prove to be a for midable challenge for many first-year students, with many experiencing home sickness. Given that students who experience homesickness are more likely than their non-homesick cohorts to drop out of university, universities have a...
The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt Abstract approved: This study investigated...
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...
“My pet has passed”: Relations of adult attachment styles and current feelings of grief and trauma after the event
| Contributor(s):: Brown, Olivia K., Symons, Douglas K.
The Effects of Pet Therapy on Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceived Stress and Exam Performance
| Contributor(s):: Kathleen Bajorek
Pet therapy has been found to decrease anxiety and stress levels. Pets are becoming an increasingly more significant part of peoples’ lives and families in the American culture. Nurses need to be aware of the benefits that can come from holistic interventions such as pet therapy in various...
To Call Mom or Not? New Help for Homesick Students
| Contributor(s):: Shellenbarger, Sue
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...
If Kaware viewpoint is, the world is changed: Haruhiko Yokoyama at TEDxKagoshimaUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Haruhiko Yokoyama
As a psychologist who studies all living things with a focus on cats, how is the world reflected in his world? Haruhiko Yokoyama, received his doctoral degree of educational psychology at Kyusyu University, worked as an assistant in the Department of Education at Kyusyu University, is now an...
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey Rindfleisch, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle
For some college students, one of the hardest parts of being away from home is being separated from their pets. Coming home after a long day of classes just isn’t the same without your best furry, scaly or feathered friend there to greet you at the door. According to the Department of...
| Contributor(s):: Matt Wettengel, Tam Vo, Kait McKinney, Yue Wu
Pets are a staple of the American family, but their place in the lives of college students is a little hazy. Whether someone is walking a puppy down the street or someone is flaunting pictures of an adorable new chinchilla, pets are the ultimate source of entertainment. Aside from their...
Striped Skunk- Pet or Threat
| Contributor(s):: Phil Mccune
Among the various species the veterinarian may be called upon to render his services to is the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitits). These small (3 1/2 - 10 lbs.), short-eared, long-tailed carnivores are best known for their characteristic black and white striped color and unpleasant odor. To the...
The Influence of Pet Gender and Instructors' Gender on Students' Perception of Comfort and Approachability to Pet-Owning Professors
| Contributor(s):: Douglas James Anastasia
College students may psychologically benefit from the presence of a pet dog in a professor's office, while instructors may be perceived as more approachable to their student body simply by having their pet dog present. Research indicates that people are sometimes perceived more positively...
Approval versus disapproval of dogfighting and cockfighting among college students
| Contributor(s):: Molina, Melody, Arikawa, Hiroko, Templer, Donald I.