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  • Adjustment Challenges for East Asian International Students 

    Wang, Mian (2011-08-31)
    The process of adjusting to a new cultural environment is often considered to be quite stressful. International students of East Asian backgrounds sometimes experience even greater adjustment challenges (e.g., language ...
  • Age-Related Stigma and the Golden Section Hypothesis 

    Widrick, Rebekah M. (2010-03-18)
    The present study used the golden section hypothesis to examine age-related identities. The golden section hypothesis predicts that people will organize incoming information in a ratio-type pattern. When rating phenomena ...
  • AlterPieces: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Williams, Amy (2014-05)
    Focusing on the intertwining themes of fantasy, identity, and value, this thesis uses jewelry to explore the role of the alter ego. Participants were invited to share stories and descriptions of alternate identities arising ...
  • Ambiguous Loss: A Critical Review of Current Research 

    Purcell, Jessica (2010-03-18)
    This paper reviews past and current literature pertaining to Ambiguous Loss (AL), provides critique of current research, outlines possible directions for future research, and evaluates the most effective practices for ...
  • Are cognitive processes affected by evolutionary precepts? Iconic memory and mating strategies 

    Earl, Nathan B. (2013)
    Evolutionary psychologists criticize cognitive psychology for using arbitrary stimuli that ignore presumed evolutionary constraints on cognition. In two experiments, we explored how the Sperling paradigm in iconic memory ...
  • Asiaticoside : MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    An, Junmo (2014-05)
    I am wandering around the things that intrigue me, the beginning of maturation, the remains of life—such as ashes and bones, the objects that link our lives with our deaths. I walk on, like a column of ants. I feel something ...
  • The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults 

    DeMarco, Leighann (2012-06-28)
    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research ...
  • Calabash Series: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Qu, Mengnan (2015-05)
    In recent decades, the structure of the Chinese family has been transformed by the government’s One Child Policy. Urbanization and industrialization have further complicated the social shifts that have resulted in rapid ...
  • Captain's proLOGue : MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Weaver, Jana K (2014-05)
    By developing a greater awareness of the subtle changes outside and inside of myself, can I come to better understand my interdependence with all humans, flora and fauna? Developing a practice that incorporates these ...
  • Cherished Cavities & Intimate Hollows: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Itter, Katy (2015-05)
    I am interested in the way we form relationships in a current digitally enhanced society and what those relationships mean to us. I use casts from my own body as well as digital media in my work to create spaces that ask ...
  • Climate of sight : MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Zitzow, Kim (2014-05)
    Climate of sight is an archive that performs the question "what does rust want?" Transformed from a prompt generated by a proclivity toward the material itself, the aesthetic investigation began permeating other materials, ...
  • The cognitive effort of lying 

    Altebrando, Geena (2015-07)
    Being able to directly measure if an individual is lying or not can have many advantages. The current study set out to determine if there were differences in cognitive effort when lying and telling the truth. Participants ...
  • Collection/Dissection, a Cutaneous Autobiography: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Rigden, Maria (2015-05)
    Masters in Fine Art Thesis for Artist Maria Vonn. This is a body of work that uses contemporary digital processes in both painting and printmaking to create a body of work reflecting the relationship of the individual to ...
  • A comparison of mainstream and evolutionarily informed physical fitness 

    Fell, Jessica (2014-05)
    This study aimed to explore the health and fitness activities, perceptions, expectations, motivations, and outcomes of Gold’s Gym members (representative of a mainstream gym experience) and CrossFit members (representative ...
  • Conceptualizing and defining romantic love 

    Krass, Justin K. (2008-04-09)
    Two studies investigated how individuals conceptualize romantic love using the Love Word Conceptualization Survey to examine how strongly 119 emotions, behaviors, and attitudes were associated with romantic love. Study 1 ...
  • Connect: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Drexel, Anna (2015-05)
    "This work explores feelings of intimacy and vulnerability through device­like objects that explore varying degrees of intense physical contact. With the act of contact comes the risk of collision, and with collision ...
  • Construction Documents for the Better Part of 1992, as Remembered: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Longobardo, Jessica (2015-05)
    Human brains are predisposed to remember spatial information more easily than other forms, such as names, dates, instructions, or timelines. This phenomenon is the genesis of my sculptural process: if spaces are easier ...
  • Cross-language neighborhood density effects in early and late bilingual word recognition 

    Lane, Amanda B. (2015)
    A central debate in research involving bilinguals is related to how the languages possessed by bilinguals interact while orthographic processing of one language occurs. Past research suggests that there is influence from ...
  • Deception-detection and trust as major elements of mating-relevant behavior 

    Tauber, Briana R. (2014-05)
    From an evolutionary perspective, there is nothing more important than mating and reproductive success. According to modern evolutionary psychology, humans have evolved various adaptive mating-related traits, which include ...
  • Diplopia: MFA Thesis - Metals 

    Grabher, Lena Christina (2015-05)
    Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it is one of them. It is caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But because it sees and moves itself, it holds things in a circle ...