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1 Three essays in applied international macroeconomics: causes of growth and stagnation in the 19th Century United StatesThis dissertation is composed of three essays on U.S. macroeconomic development in the 19th century. Its focus is on the role of international trade and finance in governing the pace and nature of domestic growth. I argue the balance of payments and the institutions that govern its development playe...Balance of Payments; Economic Growth; Economic History of the United States2012-12
2 Changes in contraceptive method uptake with the removal of cost barriersUnintended pregnancy is a persistent public health problem that has seen a recent decline in prevalence. The decline in unintended pregnancy rates is largely due to the increased use of highly effective reversible contraception (HER-C) methods such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. With r...Womens studies; Public health2017
3 A study of the impact of mining on Utah's economy during the great depressionThis chapter introduces the reader to the hypothesis, importance of the probelm, sources of information, population uniqueness of Utah, and manner of presentation.Mines and mineral resources -- Utah Utah -- Economic conditions1959
4 Disaggregating the Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Academic Performance in a Veteran SampleNearly 1,230,000 student veterans received Department of Veteran Affairs college benefits within the United States in 2014, many of them struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While PTSD has been linked to lower academic performance, the mechanism behind the relationship remains uncle...Psychology; University students; Veterans; Academic achievement; Post traumatic stress disorder2018
5 Explaining the electoral fortunes of niche parties in Europe: The winning formula: Selective opportunism?Since the 1970s, there has been an increase in the number of niche parties that are concerned with a specific issue or cluster of highly related issues such as minority containment/cultural protection and the environment in the countries of Western Europe. A similar trend is also now apparent in man...Election strategy; Electoral success; Europe; Niche political parties;European Studies; Political science2016-12
6 Crime and punishment: effects of the labor market on incarceration in the United StatesThis dissertation examines the causes of the dramatic expansion of the U.S. prison population with a specific emphasis on its relationship with the labor market, from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. It argues that this relationship is shaped by the social polarization between two ...Economics; Labor economics; Sociology2018
7 Changing Agricultural Suitability: Model Development and Applications in the Past and FutureModeling the relationships between climate and crop growth is an important tool to study agriculture in the past and future. Agricultural suitability models, which estimate the probability of rain-fed cultivation in a particular location, provide an opportunity to predict agricultural conditions for...Physical geography; Geography; Agriculture2018
8 Examining the geographic dimensions of risk perception, communication, and response during the evacuation and return-entry processThe focus of this research is the geographical and temporal dimensions of the evacuation and return-entry process (EREP). The return-entry process, or the movement of evacuees back home after issuance of an all-clear message, presents unique hazards especially in cases where an area has sustained da...Cedar rapids; Evacuation; Flood; Hazards; Return-entry; Geography; Urban planning2010
9 Examining the relation between respiratory sinus arrhythmia and depressive symptoms in emerging adults: a longitudinal studyCollege students are at elevated risk for depression due to the unique stressors of this developmental stage. Among potential biomarkers, there has been a strong interest in respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), a measure of parasympathetic influences on cardiac activity. Research suggests resting RSA...Psychobiology; Developmental psychology; Clinical psychology2014-12
10 Evaluative conditioning improves perceived taste of and intentions to eat healthy foodTaste preferences are a major predictor of eating behavior, yet few interventions have attempted to improve healthy eating by increasing perceptions that healthy food tastes good. In an intervention designed to improve both expectations that healthy food will taste good and its actual taste, undergr...Enjoyment; Evaluative conditioning; Psychology; Taste; Clinical psychology2013-12
11 Event-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 capacity; Experimental psychology; Cognitive psychology; Physiological psychology2010-12
12 The european union and minority nationalism: a comparative study of the spanish and turkish cases.European integration has brought about dramatic and far-reaching social, economic, and political changes in Europe. Some of the consequences of integration have been unpredicted and unintended and have created something of a paradox. One example of such a paradox is the phenomenon of substate or min...EU; Europe; Minority; Nationalism; Spain; Turkey; Political science2015
13 Utah Politics, 1912-1918The Utah elections of 1916 and 1918 were Democratic victories sandwiched between two periods of Republican dominance. In 1912, only Utah and Vermont gave their electoral votes to the Republican presidential candidate. Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive party divided, but did not defeat Utah Republican...Utah; Politics and government; 20th century1972
14 Utah state elections, 1895-1899This is a study of three elections, the first elections in the history of Utah as a state. The first occurred in 1895 just before statehood was formally proclaimed, the second in 1896 as a climax to the first year of statehood, and the third in 1898 at the end of nearly three years of statehood. The...Elections -- Utah1968
15 Political Parties and Their Relationship with Economic GlobalizationEconomic globalization is the figurative wave that lifts all boats, i.e., small as well as large economies if it is managed well, if negative side effects are addressed, and if its gains are broadly distributed. Globalization is not inevitable, despite technological progress, because it depends on p...Political science; Economics2018
16 More and Less Guilt-Prone Children's Distress Changes Differently when they Narrate Harmdoings, According to Some but Not All Indicators of DistressThe study's goals were twofold: (1) to examine how children's and adolescents' guilt-proneness relates to the intensity and nature of their overall distress, and changes in their distress, when they narrate experiences of hurting others; and (2) to identify how these relations vary under distinct fa...Developmental psychology; Psychology; Personality psychology2018
17 Contraceptive Care in Jail: Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated WomenThis dissertation explores women's contraceptive access while incarcerated in jail. In many U.S. jails, women's hormonal contraceptive methods are discontinued and not reinitiated prior to release, and most jails do not provide women in their custody the opportunity to initiate a contraceptive metho...Sociology; Women; Prisoners; Birth control; Reproductive sterilization2018
18 Making Do" in the Land of Opportunity: An Exploration of the Economic Integration of Refugees in UtahIn this project, I explore the economic integration of refugees resettled in Utah. I argue that previous models of economic integration have been applied to research in a piecemeal fashion and a more comprehensive approach is warranted. To fill this gap, I outline a Holistic Model of Refugee Economi...Sociology; American studies2018
19 Measuring attention towards advertisement using the peripheral detection response taskThe purpose of this study was to examine whether a measure of secondary task reaction time could predict how much participants liked particular advertisements. This study aimed to understand the possible applications of the Peripheral Detection Response Task (DRT) in marketing and advertising resear...Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Advertisements2016
20 An interpersonal analysis of psychosocial stress and sleepPsychosocial stress is strongly related to sleep disturbance; however, little is known about the specific interpersonal aspects of stress that are associated with sleep quality and presleep arousal (PSA). Structured interviews from 76 participants (53% female) about a recent stressful event were obj...Interpersonal; Presleep arousal; Sleep; Stress2012-12
21 A paleolimnological investigation of historical environmental change in East Canyon ReservoirEast Canyon Reservoir is located 32 km east of Salt Lake City, Utah, and serves as a resource for irrigation, culinary water, and recreation. This research used paleolimnology and historical records to investigate the impacts of multiple stressors, including land clearance, dam construction and enl...East Canyon Reservoir; Paleolimnology; Remote sensing; Reservoir; Utah; Water resources2011-05
22 U.S. energy outlook and future energy impactsEnergy markets were not immune to the 2007 financial crisis. Growth in the Indian and Chinese economies is placing strains on global energy supplies that could force a repeat of the 2008 price spike of $145/bbl for crude oil. Emerging market growth coupled with inefficiencies, frictions, and specul...Commercial; Energy; Futures; Natural gas; Policy; Speculation2011-12
23 Recent trends in the changing geographic extent of Cienegas of the United States/Mexico border regionWetlands, known as ciénegas, were once found throughout the basin and range physiographic province in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, northern Sonora, and northwestern Chihuahua. These groundwater-dependent wetlands are now largely desiccated due to overgrazing, groundwater depletion...Ciénega; Desiccation; GIS; Landsat; Remote sensing; Wetlands2011-05
24 Geographic information system spatial-temporal evolution of multiscalar patterns and determinants of foreign direct investment in ChinaThree decades of economic reforms and open door policies have made China the second largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). China's FDI attraction strategies merit a closer look. To fully understand the significance of FDI attraction strategies in China, distributional patterns and loc...China; Foreign direct investment; GIS; Patterns and determinants; Spatial-temporal evolution; Wuhan2014-08
25 Spatial and aspatial residential segregation measures: Salt Lake County 1999 to 2007Traditional aspatial segregation indexes have two weaknesses: the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) and the checkerboard problem. These challenges occur because of the reliance on abstract definitions of geographical boundaries. Presently, no aspatial measure exists that eliminates all challen...Diversity; Segregation in Utah2009-07-06
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