Feeling Stressed during Exams? Perhaps a Therapy Dog can Help.

Research suggests that interactions with therapy dogs can temporarily affect the release of various neurotransmitters in the brain; oxytocin (a chemical heavily linked with bonding) and dopamine (a chemical associated with reward and motivation) levels are increased, while lowering cortisol levels (an immunosuppressant associated with stress.

The Library will have a trained therapy dog ready to help in the main lobby on Thursday December 12th from noon-4pm.

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3 Responses to Feeling Stressed during Exams? Perhaps a Therapy Dog can Help.

  1. Daniel King says:

    Just Thursday, though? Great idea, I wish I could be there. Still very glad this is happening. :)

  2. Stephen J. Rollins says:

    Thanks for your positive comment. If we get enough good reactions from our library users, we will certainly think about having the therapy dog back for the Spring semester exams and for more days.

  3. Vitor de Carli says:

    That is really nice. The dog seems to be very nice. I wish it was there for more days. Hope the dog is enjoying it too. =) Thanks.

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