Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Service dogs for veterans with PTSD"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Welfare
Project Description:
The goal of this project is to evaluate the effects of service dogs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder as well as for their partners. We will evaluate individuals who currently have a dog, compared to those on the waitlist to receive a dog.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will develop assessment materials, assist with data collection, assist with data entry, assist with responding to participant inquiries, order supplies, organize and manage supplies, collate surveys received, and assist with presentations and manuscripts.
Related Website(s):
www.humananimalinteraction.org
Desired Qualifications:
Psychology research experience, high level of organization and interpersonal skills
Estimated Weekly Hours:
12
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 4 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
O'haire, Marguerite
Deptartment/College:
comparative pathobiology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Maggie O'Haire
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Deptartment/College:
Human Development and Family Studies