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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

2021>> 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>>   2021 Clara Dell Behavior Changes in Old vs. New World Monkeys in Response to Anthropogenic Climate Change Grace Hussain Intersectionality in Veterinary Medicine: Women of the Global 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

MAPP Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements 2018

Monday, May, 7th, 2018 Events MAPP Externship MAPP Past Events MAPP Research Projects

MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements Monday, May 7, 2018 MAPP students presented the research and externships that they will be working on over the summer. MAPP Research Proposal Presentations Jessica Baldeck Alternatives for Learning About Wildlife in Captive Settings Bethany Beauregard An Analysis of the Role of Read More

2017-18 Masters in Animals and Public Policy Students Only

Final Project Research Summaries 2017

Wednesday, October, 4th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2016-2017 Aging Equines: Understanding the Experience of Caring for a Geriatric Horse with a Chronic Condition and Factors Predicting Owner Bereavement Megan Ballou Traditionally considered agricultural animals, horses have transitioned to play a dual role in society as both a companion animal and a working animal. This Read More

MS in Animals and Public Policy Student Externship and Research Poster Presentations 2017

Wednesday, September, 6th, 2017 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 9, 2017 from 8:00 – 5:00 pm Agnes Varis Auditorium, Grafton Campus – 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536 MAPP Externship Presentations: 7:45 Check in 8:10 Introduction Dr. Allen Rutberg 8:15 The MSPCA: Improving Animal Lives through Read More

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Final Project Research Abstracts 2016

Thursday, July, 13th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2015-2016 Effects of Wearing a ThunderShirt on Chronic Stress in Shelter Dogs Jody Epstein There is growing interest in studying shelter dog welfare, specifically how to mitigate the stress of the shelter environment. Human interaction, food enrichment toys, and synthetic dog appeasing pheromones have all been found Read More