Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: More Flawed Data and More Flawed Conclusions

  title={Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: More Flawed Data and More Flawed Conclusions},
  author={Lori Marino and S. Lilienfeld},
  pages={239 - 249}
  • Lori Marino, S. Lilienfeld
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Anthrozoös
  • ABSTRACT Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld [1998] and Humphries [2003]) concluded that there is no credible scientific evidence for the effectiveness of this intervention. In this paper, we offer an update of the methodological status of DAT by reviewing five peer-reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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