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  • Make it Plain: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Richards, Shani (2016-05)
    Knowing the history of craft and the material traditions are important to making my work. I insist on having this metalsmithing label, and I purposely challenge and subvert the discourse of what a metalsmith is. As a ...
  • Manic? : a play in two acts 

    Rausch, Zachary (2017-12)
    This thesis is about the power of story. All medical systems throughout the world are based upon specific stories which they believe about the nature of human existence. Oftentimes, it is easy to lose ourselves in the ...
  • Mating Intelligence, Machiavellianism, and Self-Monitoring as Predictors of the 

    Diffenderfer, Jason (2007-10-02)
    Miller (2000) and Buss (2004) suggest that the human mind has evolved its complex qualities to make beneficial mating decisions for the individual and, more generally, to attract and retain mates. According to Miller ...
  • Mise-en-scène : MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Coté, Amy (2014-02-27)
    My work is an amalgam of personal experience, imagined narratives and a subconscious response to the infinite, available currents of information and imagery present in our world today. It celebrates color, humor and the absurd.
  • Models of offender rehabilitation : a comparison of the risk, need, responsivity model and the good lives model 

    George, Brian (2016-05)
    Within five years of release from prison, three quarters (76.6%) of offenders across 30 state correctional systems are re-arrested, while total state costs for corrections in the U.S. exceed $48 billion. The bleak outlook ...
  • Moderating effects of situational and interpersonal variables on perceived overqualification and job crafting relationships 

    Rokitowski, Leigh (2012-09-20)
    The present study addresses an aspect of perceived overqualification, or the belief of being employed in a position for which one possesses excess education, work experience or knowledge, skills and abilities relative to ...
  • Moments Materialized: MFA Thesis-Ceramics 

    Morton, Rebecca (2017-05)
    Through movement, I am aware that my mind quickens my body and my body invigorates my mind. Movement, for me, is a response to a particular place in time similar to an improvisational dance. I’m interested in large amounts ...
  • Musical aptitude and emotional intelligence 

    Gleason, Morgan E. (2014-12)
    Prior literature has demonstrated a strong link between musical ability and trait emotional intelligence (Juslin & Laukka, 2003; Juslin & Sloboda, 2001; Lima & Castro, 2011; Trimmer & Cuddy, 2008).The current study seeks ...
  • Navigating Cultures: Immigrant Mothers’ Parenting Beliefs 

    Mangione, Heather (2011-09-12)
    Parenting beliefs of immigrant mothers typically emerge from their culture of origin; each woman negotiates the new challenges that are presented in parenting their “American” children through her own cultural lens ...
  • Need for cognition, need for affect and their relationship to hypnotic susceptibility 

    Salerno, Michael (2012-02-27)
    Previous research on hypnosis has revealed that imaginative involvements, absorption, and fantasy proneness predicted hypnotic susceptibility. Attempts at examining personality correlates of hypnotic susceptibility have ...
  • Neuroplasticity: the impact of age and injury 

    Celentano, Alexis M. (2017-12)
    Background: Neuroplasticity is an ongoing process of the brain that allows for learning, changing, and adapting to every day changes as well as to trauma. As we age, the rate of neuroplasticity (that combats the ramifications ...
  • No Influence of Articulatory Suppression on the Word and Pseudoword Superiority Effects 

    Stillwell, Monica (2010-03-18)
    In this study, we explored the role of phonological recoding in word and pseudoword superiority effects, previously characterized as pure orthographic effects. Participants were asked to identify letters embedded in briefly ...
  • Noesis, the Inner Nature of Body Expression : MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Fortin, Christopher (2014-05)
    As we progress through time, language is generated and adapted through the ever-changing structures of society and technology. Like all languages, non-verbal communication has adapted and changed through time and culture. ...
  • Novation : MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Van Atta, Paul (2015-05)
    The resulting thesis derives from studying the local ecology of the Hudson River and relating traditions of cultures affected by electronic waste into a starting point for discussion within an interconnected world. The ...
  • Obscura: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Mattison, Sarah Reese (2014-12)
    From the architectural element to Microsoft, windows are analogous to notions of the portal, the frame, and the screens of film, television, the computer and mobile phone. They represent a passage to other worlds, new ways ...
  • Oh, Wonder! Votives of the Anthropocene: MFA Thesis Metal 

    Chandler, Emma Olivia (2017-05)
    My research occurs in biological and archeological texts, as well as in mythological realms. The twin tracks of scientific investigation and folklore illuminate a wide range of relationships between that which we imagine ...
  • Painting Parallels: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Kovacevski, Olivia (2014-05)
    I cut and collage shapes to locate parallel meanings. I trust in the directness of mark making and deploy a formal vocabulary to reveal the structure of my thoughts. The artwork originates in the freedom of play and retains ...
  • Partner insurance : women may have backup romantic partners as a mating strategy 

    Wedberg, Nicole A. (2016-05)
    The science behind reproductive success is arguably the most prominent area of study within evolutionary psychology. Humans utilize a variety of mating strategies as a result of strategic pluralism (Gangestad & Simpson, ...
  • Patterns of past and present body esteem: do they matter? 

    Fish, Jennaleigh (2013-06-25)
    The present study examined the relationship between patterns of perceptions of body image/esteem (past and present) and sexual behavior in young women during emerging adulthood. One hundred and forty-eight participants ...