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  1. Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults

    Contributor(s):: Kasiani Michalopoulos

  2. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

  3. Endangered animals in wildlife tourism : A study of young female traveller attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Jenna Jussila

    This thesis is built around the discussion of wildlife welfare and animal ethics in a tourism setting. Although not being properly explored by academics, the topic of ethical wildlife use in tourism has been increasingly raised in social media. Websites such as and...

  4. Transition to adulthood: The experience of youth with physical disabilities living with a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Modlin, Susan Jane

    The focus of this qualitative descriptive study is the experience of physically disabled young people as they transition into adulthood while living with a service dog. The cornerstone of young adulthood is transition. For any young adult leaving home, the transition involves inter- and...

  5. Residential treatment of male adolescent and young adult substance abuse utilizing canine therapy as part of the overall approach: A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, Bonnie Rae

  6. Horses and troubled teens : learning respect, communication, and trust through equine-facilitated therapy

    Contributor(s):: Coffman, Barbara K.

  7. Exploring equine assisted psychotherapy for adolescents in residential care

    Contributor(s):: Hurwitz, Jaqueline

  8. Maintaining adolescent sobriety with equine assisted psychotherapy: an experiential learning intervention guide

    Contributor(s):: Ledbetter, Elizabeth Jane

  9. Development of a Structured Horseback Riding Therapeutic Program for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy

    Contributor(s):: Taylor Sunshine Clark

    This research concentrates on the development of a therapeutic horseback riding program for young adults with Cerebral Palsy enrolled in the non-profit program, Always Wanted a Riding Experience (A.W.A.R.E) in San Marcos, Texas. This project involves a 21- year-old female with severe spastic...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy and the development of an early working alliance: The use of dogs in therapy with young adults

    Contributor(s):: Cieslak, Elizabeth Jean