Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Psychosocial outcomes of human-animal interaction"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Psychology, Animal Behavior, Human-Animal Interaction
Project Description:
This project will explore the effects of service dogs for military members with PTSD and their spouses. It will also explore the effects of service dogs for other individuals with physical disabilities.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be responsible for preparing research materials, making phone calls to participants, viewing videos and doing behavioral coding, and conducting data entry. They will assist with other lab tasks as needed.
Related Website(s):
http://vet.purdue.edu/chab/ohaire/
Desired Qualifications:
Psychology research experience with human subjects preferred (particularly making phone calls)
Estimated Weekly Hours:
6
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
O'haire, Marguerite
Deptartment/College:
Veterinary Medicine

Student Supervisor

Name:
Maggie O'Haire
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

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