Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Service dogs for military veterans with PTSD and their spouses"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Psychology, Family Studies, 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, reviewing qualitative data, and conducting data entry. They will assist with other lab tasks as needed. They will participate in lab meetings and receive additional mentorship from graduate students.
Related Website(s):
http://vet.purdue.edu/chab/ohaire/
Desired Qualifications:
Database experience preferred (e.g. Microsoft Access) or at least Microsoft Excel at a minimum. Conscientiousness and attention to detail required.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
40
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 5 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
O'Haire, Marguerite
Deptartment/College:
College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Supervisor

Name:
Marguerite O'Haire
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

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