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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders: A Golden Section Study 

    Davison, Mitzie (2010-03-18)
    Objectives. Pervasive developmental disability theories are combined with golden section research in an effort to understand how people organize and process interpersonal/social information. In order to comprehend theories ...
  • Point Space: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Fagan, Reed (2016-05)
    In a world increasingly immersed by analytic and abstractions, it is becoming increasingly difficult to grasp some of the new discoveries in mathematics and science. Humans have an innate desire to learn and categorize ...
  • Points of Departure: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Nazari, Zahra (2014-05)
    I utilize both Architectonic structures and spacial relationships as metaphors for emotions I experienced coming from Iran to America and transitioning between two very different cultures. My working process combines both ...
  • Posthumanism and compassion in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy: a vegetarian, ecofeminist approach 

    Peterson, Audrey (2016-05)
    "Both the genre of VanderMeer’s trilogy and the theme of the posthuman operate in a chiasmic relationship to convey a clear teaching that evokes a powerful message about humanity, posthumanity, and the future of the planet. ...
  • Preschoolers' attachment to grandparent caregivers 

    Filangeri-Parashar, Jessica (2008-03-28)
    Currently, there are over 2.4 million children in the United States living in the custodial care of their grandparents. Grandparents as caregivers and the problems their grandchildren face have received little attention ...
  • Presence | Absence: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Henry, Sara (2015-05)
    Humans are complex, imaginative, and explorative beings. We are investigators, travelers, builders, and lovers. We create and destroy—build and tear down—come together and fall apart. We are thinkers and doers, and we are ...