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Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research May-August 2020 Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation Katie Dabney Canine stress-related behaviors are often exhibited when canines are in new environments and/or experience owner separation. The past study (2019) was a within-subjects experimental design. Phase one consisted of the dog, owner, and experimenter in the testing Read More

Katie Dabney

MS in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship and Research Presentations 2020

Friday, September, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Student Externship and Research Presentations Saturday, September 12, 2020 MAPP Research Presentation: Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation Katie Dabney MAPP Externship Presentations: Presentations are 20 minutes each with an additional 5 minutes for questions and transition to next speaker. 9:45 Greetings & Introduction Dr. Allen Read More

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MS in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship and Research Poster Presentations 2019

Tuesday, August, 27th, 2019 Events MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship Presentations and Research Poster Session Saturday, September 7, 2019 Agnes Varis Auditorium, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536 MAPP Externship Presentations: 9:30 Check in. Continental breakfast to be served 10:00 Introduction Dr. Allen Rutberg 10:15 Examining Stakeholder Perceptions of Conversations surrounding Read More

2019 MAPP student group photo on stairs in front of administration building

Exploring the Impact of Breed Type on Human Perceptions of Dog Behavior and Personality

Tuesday, August, 27th, 2019 MAPP MAPP Research Projects

Final Project Research Summary 2019 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2018-2019 Ariel Lefkovits The objective of this study is to better understand the general public’s perceptions and attributions about pit bull type dogs, the effects of the negative stigma against pit bull type dogs, and how these perceptions and attributions are shaped. Read More

MS in Animals and Public Policy Capstone Research Projects

Wednesday, March, 13th, 2019 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research

2020>> 2019>> 2018>> 2017>> 2016>> 2015>> 2014>> 2013>> 2012>> 2011>> 2010>> 2009>> 2008>> 2007>> 2006>> 2005>> 2004>> 2003>> 2002>> 2001>> 2000>> 1999>> 1998>> 1997>> 1996>> 1995>>   2020 Katie Dabney Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation 2019 Ariel Lefkovits Exploring the Impact of Breed Type on Human Perceptions of Dog Behavior and Personality Jillian Morrell Read More

Do Humans Know They Are Animals? Exploring the Psychology and Behaviors Associated with an Animal Identity

Monday, October, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Leah Widdicombe The goal of this study is to better understand how potential U.S. law and policy makers identify human beings as an animal species, and how this identity relates to the amount of government resources they would allocate towards animal Read More

An Analysis of the Role of Beliefs, Social Identity, and Demographics on Seal Tolerance on Nantucket, MA

Friday, October, 19th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Bethany Beauregard An analysis of the contribution of beliefs about seals (ecosystem impact beliefs, fisheries impact beliefs, public safety impact beliefs), angler identity, and sex to attitudes (seal tolerance scale) of Nantucket voters. Back to MS in Animals and Public Policy Read More

MS in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship and Research Poster Presentations 2018

Friday, August, 31st, 2018 Events MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship Presentations and Research Poster Session Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8:00 – 5:00 pm Agnes Varis Auditorium, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536 MAPP Externship Presentations: 8:00 Check in. Continental breakfast to be served – Elms Café, Agnes Varis Campus Center Read More

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Chew on This: Evaluating Welfare in Giraffe Feeding Encounter Programs

Friday, August, 3rd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Robin Kopplin This study adds to the tools available for measuring stress and welfare of giraffes, primarily in animals involved in interactive feeding encounter programs at zoos. Its intent is to create measures to allow for further research into this area Read More