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  • 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 ...
  • Never the same iceberg: theories of omission, misinterpretation, and dead metaphors in Hemingway's work 

    Pennisi, Alex (2018-06)
    The intent of this thesis was inspired by the variety of interpretations of Ernest Hemingway’s fiction that have been influenced by words, metaphors, and symbols whose meanings have changed (and continue to change) over ...
  • 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 ...
  • A novel experience: how writing my own novel prepared me for a job in publishing 

    Mason, Amber (2018-05)
    In order to understand the editing process more intimately, I decided to write a speculative/dystopian novel under the guidance of Professor Carr, whose extensive experience in the publishing industry makes him the perfect ...
  • Nudes: recontextualizing the female nude in contemporary art 

    Monsour, Leah (2018-05)
    In this paper I will discuss my photographic project titled “Nudes”; the research that lead to its conception, and the process in its various iterations. This project is a visual response to the male gaze. How we are trained ...
  • 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 ...
  • The origins of spoken language 

    Terwilliger, Megan (2018-05)
    Research regarding the origins of spoken language is extremely broad and considers many different topics in academia. These topics include: biology and anthropology, as well as anatomy, non-linguistic neurological foundations, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Peeling: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Zhang, Sihui (2017-05)
    Curiosity is a natural instinct. We are easily attracted to things that are unfamiliar, yet we long for a tangible connection. Ultimately, we desire warmth, intimacy, and things that bear similarity to ourselves. I am ...
  • Perceptions of People Who Use Non-Heterosexist Language by People of Different Sexual Orientations 

    Reisner, Michael (2008-04-02)
    One hundred fifty participants who self-identified as heterosexual and 152 participants who self-identified as queer were asked to read a vignette containing a character who used either heterosexist or non-heterosexist ...
  • Performative radicalism: Hea(l/r)ing the Latinx historia 

    Arcos-Pangione, Lua (2018-05)
    This 45 minute staged reading, Performative Radicalism Hea(l/r)ing the Latinx Historia, follows the narratives of 10 Latinx people living in the US today. It encompasses the hard and beautiful realities of being Latinx by ...
  • Perpetually Fleeting: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    McCullough, Allora J. (2015-12)
    I am approaching a representation of the ethereal body. I am exploring the sculptural figure as both a body and as a vessel for the physical body. By forming metaphorical vessels for the spirit through visceral abstract ...
  • A personal construct psychology perspective on sexual identity 

    Morano, Laurie Ann (2008-05-13)
    This paper examines four of the most widely known homosexual identity development models, as well as some of the literature that explores sexual identity as a fluid process. The suggestion is made that sexual identity can ...