Finals at Drexel just got a lot less stressful.
Certified therapy dogs stepped in Wednesday, giving students time to relax with the four-legged friends.
Research shows that interaction with pets decreases the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increases endorphins, happy hormones, said the university in a new release.
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Drexel's department of psychology monitored student stress levels in an effort to track the effectiveness of the “Puppy Pawlooza.” To monitor stress levels, all students took a stress survey before and after playing with the pups.
Although the therapy dogs visited Drexel just for the day, Drexel’s recreation center hosts an on-site therapy dog year-round.