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Cover for Tracking to a pilgrim's beat: insights from a sabbatical journey.

This chapter presents insights from the author's sabbatical journey throughout the USA. It brings together the sabbatical journey and train travel to explore the author's transformative experiences on spiritual enlightenment. Using autoethnography, the author explains why the sabbatical journey was ...

Author(s)
Pryce, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245653)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recommended on-farm euthanasia practices.

This chapter discusses topics relative to euthanasia, including indications for euthanasia, methods to be applied, how to confirm unconsciousness and death and the human side of euthanasia as it applies to emotional and psychological well-being. Electrical methods, inhalants and the use of...

Author(s)
Woods, J.; Shearer, J. K.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourists in the garden; human health and happiness and the semiotics of garden visiting.

In this chapter the motivations of garden visiting are explored at a deeper level, into the realm of psychology and psychological drivers to gardens. This research area is called "semiotics". It is suggested that examination of the five senses would be a major indicator of semiotics as much of what ...

Author(s)
Benfield, R. W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241761)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter presents a general overview of the human factors in farm management, including the question of what personal qualities are necessary to become an expert farm manager and how managerial skill might be improved. The chapter also presents an overview of the book's chapters, and introduces ...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intuition.

Farmers make many decisions using their intuition. This chapter focuses on this topic by outlining a quantifiable model for use in assessing the important factors influencing a farmer's intuitive skills. The results of using farmer survey information to quantify the model are discussed, with...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Influences of social class in the food and drink sector.

This book chapter explains the theories and frameworks that relate to social class, explains why money does not just have purchasing power but also complex psychological meanings, and understands how the knowledge of consumer social class can be applied by agri-food businesses.

Author(s)
Ngugi, I. K.; O'Sullivan, H.; Osman, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392879)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The problems with well-being terminology.

In this chapter, previous studies on the similarities and differences between well-being concepts in animals are presented. The reviews were based on the following concepts: individual's perspective and perception; philosophical frameworks; a balance of pleasant versus unpleasant affect; bipolar...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.; Yeates, J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mental health and well-being benefits of personal control in animals.

This chapter will focus on the importance of the perception of control in animals, drawing on the human literature to inform and supplement our understanding where communication barriers impair our ability to obtain relevant information from the animal. Topics include: defining and characterizing...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mental health and well-being benefits of social contact and social support in animals.

This chapter addresses the positive effects of social affiliation that extend beyond these fitness benefits. Current evidence convincingly demonstrates that social mammals (including humans, as well as some nonmammalian species) share a distinct attribute, referred to as social support, whereby...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Subjective well-being, happiness, and personality in animals.

In this chapter, the authors evaluates a subset of the evidence that our perceptions of animal happiness are accurate and that the 'happiness' that we see in other animals is much like the happiness that we see in other humans or experience ourselves. This evidence consists of work on the...

Author(s)
Weiss, A.; Robinson, L. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter

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