Author: Ariane Ullrich
The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond. *Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers *Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions *Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations
Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: Random House
How intelligent are horses? Why do they toss their heads and what makes them paw the ground? After spending more than twenty years studying the body language of the human species, Desmond Morris has turned his attention to the behavior of some of our closest animal companions. First he looked at dogs, then cats, and now horses. As Curator of Mammals at the London Zoo he was able to study closely the zebras and wild horse in his charge. More recently, as a racehorse owner, he has scrutinized the glamorous world of thoroughbred racing. Throughout his long involvement with horses, Desmond Morris has never stopped asking questions. In Horsewatching he sets out to answer them. As a zoologist and a lifelong student of animal behavior, he approaches the horse world in an unusual way, dealing with topics often ignored in equine literature. In addition to examining details of behavior, Dr Morris considers such questions as why horseshoes bring good luck, why we don’t eat horses, why jockeys are allowed to whip their mounts and why we call a bad dream a nightmare. And for punters everywhere, he applies his zoological mind to the all-important question of why some horses run faster than others...
In this intelligent and incisive book, Olga Bogdashina explores old and new theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. Examining the 'whys' and 'hows' of the senses, and the role of language, Olga Bogdashina challenges common perceptions of what it means to be 'normal' and 'abnormal'. In doing so she shows that autism can help to illuminate our understanding of what it means to be human, and of how we develop faculties that shape our cognition, language, and behaviour. In the final chapter, she explores phenomena often associated with the paranormal - including premonitions, telepathy and déjà vu - and shows that these can largely be explained in natural terms. This book will appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including students and researchers, clinical practitioners, individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, speech and occupational therapists, and other professionals.
Author: Robert Siegler
Publisher: Psychology Press
First published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Desmond Morris
This book discusses causes and precursors of violence, explores the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of violence, and describes and evaluates potential responses to it.
Do As I Do
Author: Claudia Fugazza
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
Recent research suggests that dogs can engage in social learning which includes the ability to observe the actions of other dogs and imitate them to learn new behaviors. This natural skill can be used to teach dogs new behaviors using the Do As I Do protocol presented in this book-DVD combination. The “Do As I Do” method is particularly useful in working with service dogs and canine athletes who must masters skills such as ringing a bell, jumping over a hurdle, spinning and dozens more.
For this third edition the book has been revised and updated to take account of recent research, particularly that relating to the developmental stages by which children normally acquire literacy.
„Das Kosmos Erziehungsprogramm“ gilt als das Standardwerk für eine erfolgreiche Hundeerziehung und umfasst alle Übungen, mit der jeder Hund zu einem fröhlichen und gehorsamen Gefährten erzogen werden kann. Das Besondere an diesem Buch: Für jede Übung werden verschiedene Trainingsmethoden aufgezeigt, die individuell an jedes Mensch-Hund-Team angepasst werden können. Aktualisierte und erweiterte Informationen auf dem neuesten Stand der modernen Hundeerziehung machen diese Neuausgabe zu einem unentbehrlichen Ratgeber. Mit praxisnahen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen sowie detaillierten Übungsplänen für jedes Hörzeichen ist der Erziehungserfolg für Welpen und erwachsene Hunde garantiert.
Training in No Time
Author: Amy Ammen
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Training in No Time supplies the training regimen today's busy lifestyles demand for both owners and their dogs. It makes good use of how dogs learn and explains how to use that knowledge to establish and maintain the responses every dog owner wants. The Sneakaway is the foundation of this training method. Quite literally, you turn your back and sneak away whenever your dog stops paying attention to you. This method allows for easy teaching and effective problem solving by first focusing your dog's undivided attention on you, even around the strongest distractions. Then using daily, subtle clues you give your dog in everyday interactions, you can instill good habits The surest way to get permanent, positive results is to recognize and change the few big ambiguities that allowed problems to surface and to use daily, subtle clues to instill, not destroy, good habits. Behavior is being molded 24 hours a day. This results in consistent, socially acceptable behavior under all circumstances and a well-trained companion dog.
Author: Joshua Freedman, Massimiliano Ghini
Publisher: 6 Seconds
Class and feminism
Author: Charlotte Bunch, Nancy Myron
Children and Television
Author: Dafna Lemish
This book offers an integrative view on children and television from the accumulated global literature in this field of the last 50 years, drawing on a diverse spectrum of research. combining both the American and European traditions. Children and Television features an international approach, balancing the need to contextualize television in children’s lives in their unique cultural spaces, as well as searching for universal understandings that hold true for children around the world. Presents an inclusive view on children and television, examining the accumulated global literature in this field of the last 50 years Combines both the European tradition, characterized by a more sociological and cultural studies perspective to the field, with the American tradition, influenced heavily by the developmental psychological studies Draws together a methodological diversity from both the quantitative (experimental and survey) and qualitative (ethnographic and interview) research on children and television Written with a distinctively international approach, and highlights the global perspective in each of the chapters.