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Wednesday Q&A

Wednesday, June 23, 10:00-11:00 EDT

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Presenting authors of the talks listed below will be available via Zoom to answer your questions. Click on the link to access the Zoom meeting and then select the “breakout room” for that author. For example, authors listed under “Animals in Art, Literature, History, and Culture” will be available in a room with that name. A host will be available to help you find the correct room.

Room 1: Animals in Art, Literature, History, and Culture

Tammy Bar-Joseph: Human-canine Relations in the Holocaust: The Rescue of Jews Thanks to Dogs and Their Bonds with Them

Jes Hooper: Portrayals of Animals in Covid-19 News Media

Amber Ketchum: What Say You, Dog? Multiple Case Studies Analyzing Modern-Day Animal Trials

Louise Mackenzie: Alive Together: Beyond Depiction. How Interdisciplinary Approaches Across Art, Science and The Humanities Can Inform the Ways in Which Humans And Animals Co-Exist Together

Maureen MacNamara: Attitudes Toward Violence: Do Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence Correlate with Attitudes Toward Animal Cruelty?

Martin Ullrich: A Comprehensive Review of Music for Animals from a Musicological Perspective

Room 2: Changing perspectives regarding captive wildlife

Allana Wheeler: A Preliminary Analysis of the Difference in Zookeeper Attachment to Animals by Taxonomic Groups

Angela Lacinak: How Are Elephants' Welfare and Emotional States Perceived During Elephant-Caregiver Interactions in Zoos?

Chloe Maher: Development of A Composite Welfare Assessment for Bears (Ursidae) In Zoos

Laetitia Marechal: Human Perception of Primate Facial Expression and Its Impact on Human-Wildlife Interactions: A Developmental Approach

Michelle Szydlowski: Captive Elephants at the Crossroads of Culture, Conservation and Tourism

Room 3: Companion Animals and Their Caregivers

Kristine Hill: Cats in The Community: Social Discourses Surrounding Free-Roaming Cats in Urban Neighbourhoods

Chiara Mariti: The Impact of Chronic Enteropathy on Dog Quality of Life, Dog Behaviour and Guardian Relationship Towards Their Dog

Rebecca Mead: Understanding the Nature of Research Undertaken by Prospective Dog Owners

Charlotte Solman: Cortisol Coregulation Between Dogs and Owners in One- But Not in Two-Dog Households

Jenni Spännäri: Meaning in Human-Horse Relationships

Henrique Tereno: Children’s Pets and Non-pets


Room 4: Efficacy of Animal Assisted Interventions

Katharina Hirschenhauser: Relationships with a Non-Vertebrate Animal: Seven-Years Old Children and Their Giant African Land Snail (Achatina Fulica) at School

Cara Johnston: Exploring the Effects of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Children in a Therapeutic Anxiety Management Group

Rahel Marti: Evaluation of a Prison-Based Dog Program to Improve Social and Emotional Skills of Prisoners

Mario A. Parra: Psychological and Physiological Impact of Dog Assisted Activities on Students and Staff in Higher Education

Elena Pauli: Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children and Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Marina Pliushchik: Small Theories About the Effectiveness of Canine-Assisted Interventions in Educational Settings in Finland

Lindsey Roberts: A Systematic Review of Childhood Trauma and the Effects of Canine Animal-Assisted Interventions

Lonneke Schuurmans: Agitation During Dog and Robot Group Sessions for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia


Room 5: Ethical Considerations in Human-Animal Interaction Research

Marc Bubeck: Killing as Care: A Reconstruction of Narratives Of Veterinary Students in Germany

Jessica Dustin: Evaluating the Relationship Between Compassion for Nonhuman Animals and Compassion for Humans

Björn Freter: Racial and Speciest Violence. On Justanimals and Barelyhumans

Anna Korzeniowska: Setting the Stage: Historic Case Studies in Animal Behavior Research

Holly Root-Gutterirdge: Moving Forward: Transparent Citation Practices in Animal Behavior Research

Lauren Samet: Redressing the Balance: Developing New Questions to Better Represent Dog Investment in the Human-Canine Animal Bond

Shelly Volsche: What Has Changed: How Our Changing Relationships with Animals Changed the Ethics of Research


Room 6: Human-Animal Interaction in Educational Settings

Russell Grigg: Taking the Lead: An International Comparison of Educators' Views and Practices in Relation to the Involvement of Dogs in Schools

Stacy Higgs: Role and Purpose of Direct Human-Animal Interactions in the Crested Porcupine (Hystrix Africaeaustralis) and Guinea Pig (Cavia Porcellus) in Educational Establishments in The United Kingdom

Helen Lewis: Canines as a Constant in a Changing World: Cuddles, Comfort, and Confidence During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jill Steel: Reading to Dogs in Schools: An Examination of Teachers' Perspectives

Lesley Winton: Sharing the Stories of Rescued Animals with Care Experienced Children to Foster Compassion and Help Reverse the Cycle Of Abuse


Room 7: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Human-Animal Relationship

Kassandra Giragosian: The Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Adopted Dog Owners Use of Post Adoption Support Services for Problem Behaviours in England

Marine Grandgeorge: Service Dog and Disabled People: When COVID-19 Changes Their Relationship

Roxanne Hawkins: Brief Report: Pet Presence, Pet Attachment, and Mental Health During COVID-19 Lockdown

Gilly Mendes Ferreira: Pandemic Puppies - How COVID Has Fuelled the Illicit Puppy Trade

Locksley Messam: "Dog Walking Is A Risk Factor For SARS-Cov-2 Infection in Humans": A Case of Giving a Dog a Bad Name

Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka: “More Attention Than Usual”: A Thematic Analysis of Dog Ownership Experiences in The UK During the First COVID-19 Lockdown

Elizabeth Walsh: Evaluating the Effects of COVID-19 Restrictions, On the Welfare and On the Behaviour Of Puppies and Dogs and The Impact On Human-Dog Relationships, in Ireland


Room 8: Innovative Study Designs, Methods, and Outcomes

Gabriella Bezerra de Melo Daly: Animal Socialization in Experiments: A Framework for Assessing Human-Animal-Technology interaction in Research

Joni Delanoeije: College Campus Cat: Exploring Petpace Collar Data and Survey Data to Measure Physiological Responses and Physical Activity During Campus Visits

Nicolas Dollion: How Do Children with ASD Interact with a Service Dog During First Encounter?

Manon Toutain: Relationship Between Visual Exploration and Interaction in Child with ASD During First Encounter with a Service Dog: An Exploratory Study

Georgitta Valiyamattam: Animals and Social Attention in Autism-An Eye Tracking Analysis

Room 9: Studying Animal Behavior in Human-Animal Interaction Contexts

Hugo Cousillas: When Trained Dogs Could Help in Detection of Human Diseases: Demonstration of the Existence of An Epileptic Seizure Odour in Humans

Tanya Erzinclioglu: Using Qualitative Behavior Assessment to Investigate the Effect of Tourist Interaction on Welfare in Captive Tigers (Panthera Tigris) in Three Tourism Facilities in Thailand

Hoi-Lam Jim: Investigating Indirect and Direct Reputation Formation in Dogs and Wolves

Gwendolyn Wirobski: Measuring Human-Animal Relationships: Hand-Raised Pack-Living Dogs and Wolves Show Similar Hormonal Responses to Human Contact, But Pet Dogs Stand Out


Room 10: The Pet Effect

Jillian Bradfield: The Effects of Pets on University Student Mental Health and Stress During COVID-19

Anne Gadomski: Pet Dog Exposure During Childhood and Teen Mental Health

Dasha Grajfoner: Pet Effect on Human Well-Being, Resilience, Coping Self- Efficacy and Positive Affect During COVID-19 Movement Control Order in Malaysia

Katrina Holland: “He Keeps Me Going”: A Qualitative Study of The Meanings and Roles of UK Pet Dogs in Human Lives

Ana Maria Barcelos: How Do Activities Associated with Dog Ownership Relate to Autistic Adult Well-Being?

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