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The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Beth
dc.contributor.advisor Gagne, Danielle
dc.contributor.advisor Bender, Stacy Chermak, Ashley 2016-06-09T15:21:29Z 2016-06-09T15:21:29Z 2016-05-03
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program. en_US
dc.description.abstract During this study, I tested the effects of an Animal Assisted Therapy video on participants’ mood quality and anxiety level. I hypothesized that participants who watched an AAT video would report better mood and lower anxiety than the control group. Forty three undergraduates completed two surveys to measure mood and anxiety level before and after watching their assigned video. Data were analyzed using a 2x2 ANOVA with dependent variables of mood and anxiety, and results showed that participants in the AAT group were in a significantly better mood than the control group after watching the video. There were no significant results for anxiety for either group. Overall, the AAT video had a positive impact on people’s mood and anxiety level. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Herrick Library en_US
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dc.subject Honors thesis en_US
dc.subject Animal assisted therapy en_US
dc.subject Mood disorders en_US
dc.subject Anxiety disorders en_US
dc.title The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Mood and Anxiety in College Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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