Center affiliated faculty have published a number of studies related to the human-animal interaction, including those listed below. Click the reference to view the abstract.
Friedmann, E., Krause-Parello, C. A., Payton, M., Blanchard, K., Storm, A., Barr, E., & Gee, N. R. (2021). A Leash on Life: An Exploratory Study on the Effects of a Shelter-Dog Walking Program for Veterans on Dogs’ Stress. Anthrozoös, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2021.1944559
Barker, S. B., & Gee, N. R. (2021). Canine-Assisted Interventions in Hospitals: Best Practices for Maximizing Human and Canine Safety. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.615730
Gee, N. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Fine, A. H., & Trammell, J. P. (2021). Dogs Supporting Human Health and Wellbeing: A Biopsychosocial Approach. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.630465
Rodriguez, K. E., Herzog, H., & Gee, N. R. (2021). Variability in Human-Animal Interaction Research. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 619600. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.619600
Tomlinson, C. A., Matijczak, A., McDonald, S. E., & Gee, N. R. (2021). The Role of Human-Animal Interaction in Child and Adolescent Health and Development. In Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-818872-9.00003-0
Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Gee, N. R., & Meints, K. (2020). Best practice standards in animal-assisted interventions: How the LEAD risk assessment tool can help. Animals, 10(6), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10060974
Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R., Simonsick, E. M., Studenski, S., Resnick, B., Barr, E., Kitner-Triolo, M., & Hackney, A. (2020). Pet Ownership Patterns and Successful Aging Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 293. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00293
Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E., Blanchard, K., Payton, M., & Gee, N. R. (2020). Veterans and Shelter Dogs: Examining the Impact of a Dog-Walking Intervention on Physiological and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Anthrozoos, 33(2), 225–241. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2020.1719763
Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Gee, N. R., & Vandagriff, J. L. (2020). Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students’ Learning and Study Skills. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), 1909. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061909
Pendry, P., Kuzara, S., & Gee, N. R. (2020). Characteristics of Student– Dog Interaction during a Meet-and-Greet Activity in a University-Based Animal Visitation Program. Anthrozoos, 33(1), 53–69. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2020.1694311
Pendy, Patricia, Kuzara, Stephanie, Gee, Nancy (2019). Characteristics of Student-Dog Interaction during a Meet-and-Greet Activity in a University-Based Animal Visitation Program. Anthrozoös, 33(1), 53-69.
Pendy, Patricia, Kuzara, Stephanie, Gee, Nancy (2019). Evaluation of Undergraduate Students’ Responsiveness to a 4-Week University-Based Animal-Assisted Stress Prevention Program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (16), 3331.
Barker, Sandra, Krzastek, Sarah, Vokes, Rebecca, Schubert, Christine, Folgosa Cooley, Lauren, Hampton, Lance (2020). Examining the Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Patient Distress in Outpatient Cystoscopy. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 8(1), 23-27.
Green, J. D., Coy, A. E., Mathews, M. A. (2018). Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance Influence Pet Choice and Pet-directed Behaviors. Anthrozoös, 31(4), 475-494.
Sandra B. Barker, Christine M. Schubert, Randolph T. Barker, Sally I-Chun Kuo, Kenneth S. Kendler & Danielle M. Dick (2018). The relationship between pet ownership, social support, and internalizing symptoms in students from the first to fourth year of college, Applied Developmental Science, DOI: 10.1080/10888691.2018.1476148
Beck, A,M., Barker, S.B., Gee, N.R., Griffin, J.A., Johnson, R (2018). The Background to Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 6 (Special Edition), 47-62.
Collins, E., Cody, A., McDonald, S. E., Nicotera, N., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2018). A template analysis of intimate partner violence survivors’ experiences of animal maltreatment: Implications for safety planning and intervention. Violence Against Women, 24(4) 452-476. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801217697266
Haden, S. C., McDonald, S. E., Booth, L.J., Blakelock, H., & Ascione, F.R. (2018). An exploratory study of incarcerated domestic violence perpetrators’ reports of violence against animals. Anthrozoös, 31(3), 337-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2018.1455459
Barker, S. B., Best, A. M., Fredrickson, M., & Hunter, G. (2000). Constraints in assessing the impact of animals in education. Anthrozoos, 13(2), 74-79
McDonald, S. E., Cody, A. M., Booth, L. J., Peers, J.R., Luce, C. O., Ascione, F.R., & Williams, J. H. (2018). Animal cruelty among children in violent households: Children's explanations of their behavior. Journal of Family Violence. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-018-9970-7
Cooley LF, Barker, S.B. (2018). Canine-Assisted Therapy As An Adjunct Tool In The Care Of The Surgical Patient: A Literature Review and Opportunity For Research. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Hageman, T., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Greene, T., Williams, J. H., St. Mary, J., McDonald, S. E., & Ascione, F. R. (2018). Intimate partner violence survivors and pets: Exploring service providers’ experiences in addressing client needs. Families in Society, 99(2), 134-145. https://doi.org/10.1177/1044389418767836
Coy, A.E., Green, J.D. (2018). Treating Pets Well: The Role of Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 6 (1), 14-31.
McDonald, S. E.,Vidacovich, C., Williams, J.H., Ascione, F.R., & Green, K.E. (2015). Validity of the Children’s Treatment of Animals Questionnaire: A Rasch analysis. Anthrozoös, 28(1), 131-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/089279315X14129350722172
McDonald, S. E. (2017). Animal maltreatment in households experiencing family violence. In J. L. Ireland, C. A. Ireland & P. Birch (Eds.), International handbook on aggression (pp. 183-193). London, UK: Routledge.
McDonald, S. E., Collins, E., Nicotera, N., Hageman, T., Ascione, F., Williams, J. H., & Graham-Bermann, S. (2015). Children’s experiences of companion animal maltreatment in households characterized by intimate partner violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 116-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.10.005
McDonald, S. E., Cody, A., Collins, E., Stim, H., Nicotera, N., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J.H. (2017). Concomitant exposure to animal abuse and socioemotional adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence: A mixed methods study. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-017-0176-6
Ladd, D., & Barker S. (2017). Dogs on Call in a Patient Library. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 17(1), 22-29.
McDonald, S. E., Collins, E., Maternick, A., Nicotera, N., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Intimate partner violence survivors’ reports of their children’s exposure to companion animal maltreatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516689775
Barker, S.B., Barker, R.T., McCain, N.L., & Schubert, C.M. (2017). The effect of a canine-assisted activity on college student perceptions of family supports and current stressors. Anthrozoos, 30(4), 595-606.
McDonald, S. E., Dmitrieva, J., Shin, S., Hittia, S. A., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F.R., & Williams, J.H. (2017). The role of callous/unemotional traits in mediating the association between animal abuse exposure and behavior problems among children exposed to intimate partner violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 421-432. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.004
Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., Schubert, C. M. (2017). Therapy dogs on campus: A counseling outreach activity for students preparing for final exams. Journal of College Counseling, 20, 278-288.
Barker, S.B., Barker, R.T., McCain, N.L, and Schubert, C.M. (2016). A randomized crossover exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams. Anthrozoos, 29 (1), 35-46.
McDonald, S. E., Graham-Bermann, S., Maternick, A., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (2016). Patterns of adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence: A person-centered approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 9(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/1007/s40653-016-0079-y
Coleman, J.A., Green, B., Garthe, R.C., Worthington, E.L., Barker, S.B., Ingram, K.M. (2016). The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): Development, refinement, validation, and reliability. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 176, 77-86.
Barker, S.B., Knisely, J.S.,Schubert, C.M, Green, J.D, & Ameringer, S. (2015).The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Anxiety and Pain in Hospitalized Children. Anthrozoos, 28 (1), 101-112.
Green, J. D., Mathews, M., & Foster, C. A. (2009). Another kind of “interpersonal” relationship: Humans, animal companions, and attachment theory. In E. Cuyler & M. Ackhart (Eds.), Psychology of Relationships (pp. 87-109). New York, NY: Nova Science Press.
Barker, S. B., Wolen, A.R. The Benefits of Human–Companion Animal Interaction: A Review (2008). Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35 (4), 487-495.
Barker, S. B., Knisely, J.S., McCain N.L., & Best A.M. (2005). Measuring stress and immune response in healthcare professionals following interaction with a therapy dog: pilot study. Psychological Reports, 96, 713-729.
Barker, R.T. (2005). On the edge or not: opportunities for interdisciplinary scholars in business communication to focus on the individual and organizational benefits of companion animals in the workplace. Journal of Business Communication, 42(3), 299-315.
Barker, S.B., Pandurangi, A.K., & Best, A.M. (2003) Effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients’ anxiety, fear, and depression before ECT. Journal of ECT 19(1), 38-44.
Barker, S. B., Rasmussen, K., & Best, A. M. (2003). Effect of Aquariums on Electroconvulsive Therapy Patients. Anthrozoos, 16(3), 229-240.
Barker, S. B., & Dawson, K. S. (1998). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on anxiety ratings of hospitalized psychiatric patients. Psychiatric Services, 49(6), 797-801
Barker, S. B., & Barker, R. T. (1988). The human-canine bond: Closer than family ties. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 10, 46-56.