Animal-Assisted Intervention

Thinking Empirically

  • Angela K. Fournier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


This book brings the animal into the scholarly discussion of animal-assisted therapy and other interventions. Challenging the current reliance on outcome studies, the author offers a new way of thinking empirically about animal-assisted interventions—analysis of human-animal interaction as a critical component. Through empirical demonstrations from laboratory and applied settings, the book encourages practitioners and scholars to undergo a deeper examination of the basic interactions that occur between clients or patients and therapy animals. Dr. Fournier provides new ideas on measurement, experimentation, and interpretation of human-animal interaction, aimed at identifying the role of the animal in interventions for human health and well-being.


Human-Animal Intervention HAI Empirical Methods Equine-Assisted Therapy Psychotherapy Community Health Behavior Anthrozoology Ecopsychology Human-Nature Interaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Angela K. Fournier
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  1. 1.PsychologyBemidji State UniversityBemidjiUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32971-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32972-3
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