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Articles on Animal-Assisted Activities

This is a collection of articles on animal-assisted activities and interventions from Society & Animals.  Society & Animals  is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities. To get access to the back issues of Society & Animals, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

McArthur, A. D., & Syrnyk, C. (2018). On-Campus Animal-Assisted Therapy Events: Post-Secondary Students’ Reactions and Mood. Society & Animals26(6), 616-632.

Coman, D. C., Bass, M. P., Alessandri, M., Ghilain, C. S., & Llabre, M. M. (2018). Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism. society & animals26(6), 551-575.

Pluta, M., & Kędzierski, W. (2018). Emotional Responses of Horses to Patients Requiring Therapy. Society & Animals26(4), 426-436.

Levinson, E. M., Vogt, M., Barker, W. F., Jalongo, M. R., & Van Zandt, P. (2017). Effects of reading with adult tutor/therapy dog teams on elementary students’ reading achievement and attitudes. Society & Animals25(1), 38-56.

Nelson, A., Signal, T., & Wilson, R. (2016). Equine assisted therapy and learning: a survey of methodologies in Australia. Society & Animals24(4), 337-357.

Strickland, O. J., & Davidson, S. (2016). Predictors of interest in participation in an animal-assisted activity program among elderly citizens. Society & Animals24(3), 213-229.

Vitztum, C., & Urbanik, J. (2016). Assessing the dog: A theoretical analysis of the companion animal’s actions in human-animal interactions. Society & Animals24(2), 172-185.

Hemingway, A., Meek, R., & Hill, C. E. (2015). An exploration of an equine-facilitated learning intervention with young offenders. Society & Animals23(6), 544-568.

Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., & Miller, K. (2015). Voices from Behind Prison Walls: The Impact of Training Service Dogs on Women in Prison. society & animals23(5), 484-501.

Grigore, A. A., & Rusu, A. S. (2014). Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children. Society & Animals22(3), 241-261.

Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., … & Peterson, A. L. (2013). Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Society & Animals21(6), 568-581.

Berget, B., Grepperud, S., Aasland, O. G., & Braastad, B. O. (2013). Animal-assisted interventions and psychiatric disorders: Knowledge and attitudes among general Practitioners, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists. Society & Animals21(3), 284-293.

Stewart, A., & Strickland, O. (2013). A companion animal in a work simulation: The roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety. Society & Animals21(3), 249-265.

Bachi, K. (2012). Equine-facilitated psychotherapy: The gap between practice and knowledge. Society & Animals20(4), 364-380.

Symons, G. (2009). Choreographing Identities and Emotions in Organizations: Doing “Huminality” on a Geriatric Ward. Society & Animals17(2), 115-135.

Bivens, A., Leinart, D., Klontz, B., & Klontz, T. (2007). The effectiveness of equine-assisted experiential therapy: Results of an open clinical trial. Society & Animals15(3), 257-267.

Haubenhofer, D. K., & Kirchengast, S. (2007). ‘Dog handlers’ and dogs’ emotional and cortisol secretion responses associated with animal-aassisted therapy sessions. Society & Animals15(2), 127-150.

Zamir, T. (2006). The moral basis of animal-assisted therapy. Society & Animals14(2), 179-199.

Bleiberg, J., Prout, M., Debiak, D., Lefkowitz, C., & Paharia, I. (2005). Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: A treatment for survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder. Society & Animals13(4), 275-296.

Harbolt, T., & Ward, T. (2001). Teaming incarcerated youth with shelter dogs for a second chance. Society & Animals9(2), 177-182.


Updated July 2019

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