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1 Barhorst-Cates, Erica MarieThe effects of restricted field-of-view on spatial learning while navigating: implications for strategy use and cognitive loadResearch suggests that spatial memory while navigating with severely degraded acuity demands the use of limited cognitive resources. Peripheral vision is also a vital aspect of successful navigation, both for sensory cues and for obstacle avoidance. In a series of studies, we examined how restricted...navigation; restricted peripheral field; spatial learning2016
2 Bride, Daniel LyonsOpenness to experience and awe: examination of dispositional tendencies, laboratory induction, and daily life experiencesPrior research has demonstrated a robust association between positive affect and the personality factor extraversion, and parallel findings consistently link negative affect and Neuroticism, but few studies have explored the personality correlates of various lower order discrete emotions. In separat...awe; big five; emotion; five-factor model; openness; personality2016
3 Conrad, Edward C.Using species distribution models to quantify climate change impacts on the rosy-finch superspecies: an alpine obligateAnthropogenic climate change is forcing plants and animals to respond by shifting their distributions poleward or upward in elevation. An organism's ability to track climate change is constrained if its habitat cannot shift and is projected to decrease in geographic extent. Geographic distributions ...boosted regression trees; calibrated AUC; climate change impacts; Leucosticte; niche modeling; random forest regression trees2015-08
4 Frances, Mary BrownIdentification of alcohol problems among health maintenance organization patients, using the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale.Exploratory research was conducted with 178 men and 321 women (aged 18-69), patients of FHP Utah, to test the relationship between alcoholism as measured by the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC) and various life-problems. Problem areas included physical, emotional, job/legal/economic, and family/soci...Diagnosis; Psychotherapy1981-08
5 Carter, Vachel AshleyThe role of climate variability and disturbances on forest ecology in the intermountain westDisturbances play an integral role in regeneration and succession of many forested ecosystems in the Intermountain West region of the western United States. However, changes in climate have been shown to alter the occurrence, duration, and frequency of disturbances. The research presented here uses ...climate change; disturbance; Intermountain West; Rocky Mountains; vegetation change2016
6 Chavez, Vanessa GraceClimatic influences on two cienega complexes from northern baja california: a ~45,000 year paleoecological recordCiénegas are a type of specialized systems that are found in desert landscapes and characterized by organic-rich and waterlogged soils. The existence of these systems corresponds with stability of the hydrologic cycle in arid landscapes so that when they are active they serve as a dependable source...Baja California; ENSO; Fire; Late-glacial; Monsoon2016
7 Miles, ElizabethHow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with divorce in family of origin establish successful marriagesThe intergenerational transmission of divorce has been well documented by research; however, some children of divorce have established successful marriages of their own. Exploring the ways in which these individuals have established successful marriages reveals strategies that could enable others to...Attitude; Behavior; Belief; Divorce; Marriage; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints2011-11
8 Miller, JulieCharacterizing the relationship between Ku-band radar backscatter and snow accumulation on the Greenland ice sheetRecent accelerated mass loss offset by increased Arctic precipitation highlights the importance of a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms controlling mass balance on the Greenland ice sheet. Knowledge of the spatiotemporal variability of snow accumulation is critical to accurately quantify ...Greenland ice sheet; Scatterometry; Snow accumulation2012-12
9 Miller, Angela EveEvent-related potential indices of a two-factor model of cognitive controlIn the current study, we provide direct psychophysiological evidence of individual differences in a two-factor model of cognitive control (i.e., the Dual-Mechanisms of Control). Participants differing in working memory capacity performed a high-congruency version of the Simon task that was hypothes...Cognitive control; Event-related negativity; Event-related potential; Individual differences; Working memory capacity2010-12
10 Morrone, HenriqueThree essays on distribution and economic expansion of a dual economyThis dissertation aims to investigate the evolutionary process of a dual economy, using the Structuralist approach. In this sense, the work is divided in three parts. Firstly, we make a brief introduction of the literature on the dynamic between distribution and economic expansion. Specifically, it ...2012-05
11 Morris, Stacy RandolphAfter the Fremont: fire and vegetation history of prehistoric abandonment and historic occupation of Range Creek Canyon, UtahPaleoecological reconstructions were used to analyze a low elevation wetland core extracted from Range Creek Canyon, Cherry Meadows, a location known to have Fremont habitation. The data presented here show the vegetation and fire regime changes within Range Creek Canyon from ca. A.D. 1166-1949, fo...Fire, Fremont; Native American; Range Creek Canyon; Vegetation2010-08
12 DeHan, Chase ParkerThree essays on finance and economic developmentThere is a large body of literature stressing the importance of developing financial markets, including stock markets, to enhance countries' growth rates. In the first essay, I argue that the relationship between stock markets and growth is exaggerated and that the simple act of opening a formal sto...Stock exchanges; Economic development2013-12
13 Cribbet, Matthew R.Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia is associated with affective responses to romantic partner interactions in daily lifeRecent theory and research on psychophysiological aspects of self-regulation emphasizes the central role of resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), an index of parasympathetic nervous system functioning. Within the context of close relationships, resting RSA may index an individual's self-regula...Arrhythimia; Intimacy (Psychology); Interpersonal relations - Psychological aspects2013-12
14 Smith, Valene LucyKotzebue: a modern Alaskan Eskimo communityKotzebue was selected initially as a field setting in which to study changing kinship and residence of an Alaskan Eskimo group because of the present high level of acculturation in the community and because I had had prior experience there at a time when it was still essentially an Eskimo village. A...Eskomos-Alaska-Kotzebue; Kotzebue (Alaska)-Social conditions1966-06
15 Mohebali, DonyaExamination of serum cholesterol level and sociodemographic variablesCardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and Utah for both genders, and all racial and ethnic groups. Although many risk factors exist for cardiovascular disease, elevated total serum cholesterol levels are a major modifiable risk factor. Low income populations who have littl...Blood cholesterol; Blood Cholesterol - Social aspects; Blood cholesterol - Economic aspects2009
16 Newbold, KatherineAdapting a tool to assess visual-spatial creativity in children with autism by building on their strengthsTraditional creativity tests may underestimate the creativity of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) because of the tests' constrained nature, such as having a time limit, being limited to paper and pencil, or taking the test in an over- or under-stimulating environment. The goal of the pre...Assessment; Autism; Children; Creativity; Strengths; Technology2012-12
17 Nathenson, Sophia LynReligion, spirituality and aging: a longitudinal study of mental and physical copingA connection to the divine, God, or nature can be a source of comfort, guidance and insight, particularly during times of hardship or illness. This study draws together sociological theories on religion, aging and health to explore the ways in which religious and spiritual practices may impact the m...Aging; Cancer; Coping; Meditation; Religion2012-12
18 Pek, JungWooNew urban democracy, economic hard times, and political participation: local voter turnout in South Korean cities, 1995-2006This research is planned as an explanation about 1) the determinants of civic participation in newly established democratic urban politics, and 2) whether national socioeconomic changes resulting from globalization can affect local political participation. Through time-series cross-sectional Genera...Elections--South Korea; Politics--South Korea2009-09-25
19 Nishizawa, ShizuoBonneville lake basin shoreline records of large lake and abrupt climate change eventsThis study examines lacustrine shoreline sediment records of the Bonneville lake basin in North America. One of the most straightforward, robust, and useful characteristics of lacustrine shorelines is that shoreline features always form at water's edge to mark where the lake surface level is. Hence,...Abrupt climate change events; Lake Bonneville; Lake surface area; Monsoons; Shoreline records2010-07
20 Odencrantz, Joana CatherineThe university depoliticized: research and knowledge in an authoritarian stateThis dissertation explores the impact of an authoritarian state on the university as represented by the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. I examine how academics negotiate their tasks of acquiring, disseminating and producing knowledge within the confine...Education; Egypt; Knowledge society; Social capital2012-05
21 O'Connor, Caitlin GraceIs children's participation in activities related to executive function development?Recent research suggests that basic cognitive skills are plastic in nature and can be significantly impacted by one's environment. Specifically, it has been hypothesized that formal activity participation can both directly and indirectly influence executive function development and related developme...Activities; Children; Depressive symptoms; Executive function; Social belonging; Social support2014-05
22 Nover, Cynthia HelenEffective primary care for individuals with serious mental illness: an intervention and systematic reviewIndividuals diagnosed with serious mental illness have higher rates of comorbid physical illness than people without serious mental illness. This dissertation, provided in the Multiple Article Path format, explores how comorbidities in this population have historically been addressed and examines ef...Behavioral intervention; Mental health; Metabolic syndrome; Primary care2013-08
23 Özel, HüseyinReclaiming humanity: the social theory of Karl PolanyiThis dissertation examines Karl Polanyi's social theory, which underlies his critique of the market economy, and argues that this theory is founded on an understanding of a human being as the unity of individuality and sociality and as a "moral" being characterized by freedom. However, the market...Economists--Hungary; Market economy1997-06-05
24 Pace, Levi NelsonDebtors in consumer bankruptcy: navigating 2005 bankruptcy reformIn response to rising consumer bankruptcy filing rates, federal bankruptcy reform under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Prevention Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) reduced households' demand for bankruptcy through a variety of measures that made it less generous. To evaluate impacts of reform beyon...Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act; BAPCPA; consumer finance; policy evaluation2013-05
25 Kramer, MiriamDirectors' and participants' perceptions of a program promoting the economic self-sufficiency of women with refugee statusThe present study examined perceptions of those involved in a local program designed to increase economic self-sufficiency among women with refugee status. The study was a qualitative investigation of both directors? and participants? perceptions of the program, its goals, and the challenges and suc...Community based research; Economic; Program development; Refugee resettlement; Self-sufficiency; Women2011-08
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