How Animals Affect Us

Author: Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433808654
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book launches a new field of inquiry by presenting robust scientific research to deepen our understanding of the impact of human animal interaction. It also shows a solid evidence base for practice in the therapeutic use of animals- from guide dogs and assistance animals to the inclusion of animals during psychotherapy. -- Publisher description

How Animals Affect Us

Author: Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433808654
Format: PDF
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This book launches a new field of inquiry by presenting robust scientific research to deepen our understanding of the impact of human animal interaction. It also shows a solid evidence base for practice in the therapeutic use of animals- from guide dogs and assistance animals to the inclusion of animals during psychotherapy. -- Publisher description

Animals in Our Lives

Author: Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598571578
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the first cohesive resource presenting the research on the positive effects of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development. Readers will explore current evidence on the physical and psychological benefits of animals and

Dogs Zoonoses and Public Health

Author: Calum N. L. Macpherson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845938356
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Zoonotic diseases constitute a public health problem throughout the world. Addressing a little studied area of veterinary and medical science, this book covers the viruses, bacteria and protozoan and helminth parasites that are transmitted between man and dogs, discussing population management, control disease agents and human-dog relationships. Fully updated throughout, this new edition also includes two new chapters on benefits of the human-dog relationship and non-infectious disease issues with dogs. It is a valuable resource for researchers and students of veterinary and human medicine, microbiology, parasitology and public health.

The Social Neuroscience of Human animal Interaction

Author: Lisa S. Freund
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433821769
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Our relationships with animals, as anyone with a beloved dog or cat knows, can be among the most significant in our lives. But why are we so attached to our pets? What kind of health, developmental, and psychological impacts do animals have on us? And what practical benefits -- for animals and humans alike -- can be gained from a deeper understanding of human-animal interactions? In this volume, a cross-disciplinary group of authors that includes behavioral psychologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, ethicists and veterinarians seek to understand human-animal interactions by applying research in the neurobiology and genetics that underlie human social functioning. Chapters describe the concepts and methodologies that social neuroscientists use to understand human social relationships, functioning, and the social bases of cognition, and apply these to understanding the role of animals in our lives. Authors present evolutionary and developmental perspectives, and weigh the implications of human-animal interactions research for animal welfare. Clinical applications include animal-assisted therapies for people with disabilities, acute or chronic health conditions, and social or emotional difficulties. Clear and accessible, this book is intended for a broad readership that includes clinicians, teachers, and anyone interested in how and why animals affect us the way they do.

Children Dogs and Education

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319778455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book brings together authoritative information about the child/dog bond as it is manifested with family dogs, visiting therapy dogs, and service dogs trained to assist children with disabilities. Despite the widely accepted view that participating in a dog’s care and interacting with dogs in behaviorally healthy ways is a route to becoming responsible and compassionate, research on this complex dynamic is difficult to design, time-consuming to collect, and challenging to analyze. This volume synthesizes theory, research, and practice, bringing all to bear upon child/dog interactions in homes, schools, libraries, and the community at large. Children, Dogs and Education serves as a handbook for a diverse group of adults who seek to build positive relationships between children and dogs—parents/families, professional dog trainers, teachers, librarians, mental health professionals, health care professionals, and university faculty. The study of interactions between human and nonhuman animals has captured the imagination of an international community of researchers from many different fields and professions. Even though dogs are ubiquitous in the lives of most children, studies of children’s interactions with dogs in families and communities are lacking. Most of the previous research on the human-canine bond has focused on adolescents and adults or, even when younger children are the focus, it has tended to rely on parents to speak for children. There are three features of this book that make it unique. First, it goes beyond exploring the child/dog bond to examine additional important issues, including: children’s concepts of responsible care, their ability to interpret dogs’ behavioral cues, and their ideas about canine behavioral issues/training. Second, unlike most other work to date, it represents children’s voices through cases, interviews, and drawings. Finally, the contributors to this edited work use their collective wisdom to draw educational implications and suggest direction in preparing the next generation of dog guardians.

How Animals Help Students Learn

Author: Nancy R. Gee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317217489
Format: PDF
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How Animals Help Students Learn summarizes what we know about the impact of animals in education and synthesizes the thinking of prominent leaders in research and practice. It’s a much-needed resource for mental-health and education professionals interested in incorporating animals in school-based environments, one that evaluates the efficacy of existing programs and helps move the field toward evidence-based practice. Experts from around the world provide concrete examples of how animals have been successfully incorporated into classroom settings to achieve the highest level of benefit while also ensuring the health and welfare of the students and animals involved.

Why the Wild Things Are

Author: Gail F. Melson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674040929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first book to examine children's many connections to animals and to explore their developmental significance. Gail Melson looks not only at the therapeutic power of pet-owning for children with emotional or physical handicaps, but also the ways in which zoo and farm animals, and even certain television characters, become confidants or teachers for children--and sometimes, tragically, their victims.

Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy

Author: Aubrey H. Fine
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128014369
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the 15 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The fourth edition of the Handbook highlights advances in the field, with 11 new chapters and over 40% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal-assisted therapy (AAT) into their practices, best practices in animal-assisted intervention, how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions, and the efficacy of AAT with different disorders and patient populations. Coverage includes the use of AAT with children, the elderly, those receiving palliative care, as well as people with chronic disorders, AIDS, trauma, and autistic spectrum disorders. Additional chapters cover techniques for working with families, in juvenile and criminal justice systems, and in colleges and universities. Summarizes efficacy research on AAT Identifies how to design and implement animal assisted interventions Provides methods, standards, and guidelines for AAT Discusses AAT for children, the elderly, and special populations Describes AAT use in different settings Includes 11 new chapters and 40% new material