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26 Shackelford, DavidGraduating from the Electoral College : a critique on the electoral system of AmericaOur country is founded on democracy and the will of the people, but in the 2000 election the majority of citizens in the United States voted for the losing candidate. This result, of course, only is possible through the system called the Electoral College. This paper traces the history of the Electo...Electoral college; Presidents - United States - Election2013-05
27 Andruski, Jordan JosephThe social contract of international politicsThe purpose of this research paper is to examine the extent to which states engage in the proposed idea of a currently forming international social contract and what effect have institutions had on this development. More specifically, the paper will examine the extent to which the development of int...Social contract; International relations2013-05
28 Barnes, RachelFirst ladies: It's not about aptitude; it's the way you're viewedWhile Presidential popularity is frequently researched and discussed, the same attention has not been paid to the study of the First Ladies and their popularity. With the constantly changing role of femininity in American society, the First Lady has become an increasingly important and visible figur...Presidents' spouses - United States - Public opinion; Public opinion - United States - History2013-05
29 Macura, ZeljkaThe influence of virtual others on judgments of self passageIndividuals perceive their ability to act in the environment, termed affordances, by evaluating the relationship between their own capabilities and dimensions and the properties of the environmental objects and surfaces that surround them (Gibson, 1979/1986, Richardson, Marsh & Baron, 2007; Ishak, A...Cognitive psychology; Visual perception; Other (Philosophy)2013-05
30 Aryaeinejad, KateiraInternational organizations, intrastate conflict, and humanitarian intervention: Determinants of successThe objective of this research project is to determine which specific organizational structures and characteristics increase the likelihood that a humanitarian intervention will occur and result in success. With that goal in mind, I develop two main hypotheses which I then test against carefully cho...Humanitarian intervention; Security, International2013-05
31 Reyna Rivarola, Alonso Rafael"Aguantamos porque no nos queda de otra" (we hold up because we have no other option): Everyday resistance in the lives of Latina immigrant U.S. hospitality industry workersLatina immigrant workers in the United States are often rendered invisible by mainstream society. These women, especially when fulfilling service occupations, such as hotel housekeeping jobs, are expected to work in silence and in deference to those in "higher" positions of power (e.g. supervisors a...Hospitality industry - Employees - United States; Hispanic American women - Employment2013-06
32 Edgette, AshleyIndividual, collective, and neighborhood political capital : relationships of change, power, and love in Salt Lake CityIn this study, I examine how three Latina community leaders from the Riverbrook neighborhood of Salt Lake City enact their political capital. My three measures of political capital are perceptions of individual power, community relationships, and influence in the larger school-community setting. Mot...Community leadership - Utah - Salt Lake City; Hispanic American mothers - Utah - Salt Lake City2013-08
33 Moore, HeidiEquality of difference through binary reversalI propose a deconstructive tool intended to illustrate the arbitrary construction of binary oppositions and expose the user to their internal dichotomies. I also explore the implications of this tool which is intended to illustrate that by conveying the same thought, meaning, or idea by employing bi...Semiotics; Binary principle (Linguistics); Gender mainstreaming2013-08
34 Grahmann, Bridget N.Refugee use of the women, infants and children programThis study examines the experience refugee families have with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and attempts to identify the difficulties they have in order to make suggestions that might result in more efficient use of the WIC program among the refugee population. Thirty women enrolled...Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.); Women refugees -- United States; Women refugees -- Food2014
35 Cox, MitchellExploring exercise adherence: the impact of exercise intensity and variability on affect during exercisePhysical exercise increases affect, and increased affect is associated with greater adherence to exercise. Group exercise is a popular form of exercise, yet little is known regarding the impact of exercise intensity and variability on during-exercise affect. Furthermore, little is known regarding th...Psychology2014-04
36 Silver, Michelle AnnePre-sleep arousal in healthy adults reporting childhood trauma: implications for the development of insomniaChildhood trauma is associated with increased mental and physical illness in adulthood. Disrupted sleep may be one mechanism by which trauma adversely affects health. Current literature states that sleep is essential in restoration of cognitive functioning and stress regulation. In addition, insomni...Insomnia; Childhood trauma2014-04
37 Haxhiu, ElirdThe labor market implications of unification between Albania and KosovoThis paper estimates the impact that political unification between the currently independent states of Albania and Kosovo would have on the labor markets in each country. Specifically, it analyzes and quantifies by analogy the propensity of workers in Kosovo to migrate to Albania seeking employment ...Albania - Economic conditions; Kosovo (Republic) - Economic conditions2014-04
38 Jenson, DonovonNo low hanging fruits: salient factors for good nutrition by socioeconomic statusIn recent years increasing obesity rates have become a major concern in the United States. Statistics show socioeconomic status plays a big role in obesity outcomes, with those of lower SES more likely to be obese. Although exercise and stress have also been shown as important contributors to obesit...Obesity - United States2014-04
39 Chon, DoukRole of the trait neuroticism in stress processes and a possible link to cardiovascular diseaseThe dispositional approach to an individual's personality is well accepted throughout psychology, and neuroticism is one of the primary traits in this approach. Studies show that "persons high in neuroticism are self- critical and sensitive to the criticism of others" (Lahey, 2009, p.241).Neuroticis...Neuroticism - Health aspects; Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Psychological aspects2014-04
40 Hardy, Clinton J.Adolescent perception of negative admission pressures and affective reactions in outdoor behavioral healthcareThis represents the first empirical inquiry into the perception of negative admission pressures (P-NAPs; e.g., perception of force or threat associated with entering treatment) among adolescents. Prior to this report, P-NAPs had only been studied within adult treatment contexts. In this study, P-NAP...Adventure therapy for teenagers - Psychological aspect; Teenagers - Counseling of2014-04
41 Rush, JacobThe Kantian concept of the person, rationality and Socrates' deathIn this paper, I consider Socrates' death sentence in The Apology and his choice to accept his death sentence in The Crito. I structure his choice in a Kantian manner. First, I argue that Socrates has a duty to himself, as a rational agent, to (a) act as a promisekeeping individual and (b) perform t...Socrates - Death and burial; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1824 - Ethics2014-05
42 Velarde, ValerieThe exchange of sexually explicit cell phone pictures (sexting) among high school studentsThe sending, receiving, and forwarding of sexually explicit pictures via cell phone, a relatively recent phenomenon known as sexting, has recently received substantial media attention, including reports of serious consequences for some of those engaged in sexting (e.g., suicidal ideations, sex offen...Sexting; Adolescents; Social media2014-05
43 Seastrand, Sara JayneAn act to decrease childhood obesity rates in the U.S.The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed into law in order to address alarming childhood obesity rates in the U.S. In this paper, I address the importance of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and how it enhances child health by improving the food environment for children in public ...Childhood obesity - Utah2014-05
44 Jochim, JordanForging a truce, forcing an encounter: James Baldwin and the paradox of injuryIn States of Injury, Wendy Brown argues that emancipatory projects premised upon the "injured identity" of oppressed groups work inadvertently to solidify hierarchical social structures and generates forms of resentment that are ultimately self-defeating. As such, she urges the abandonment of injure...Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 - Criticism and interpretation; Political science - Philosophy; Power (Social science)2014-05
45 Goodman, AngelaThe influence of interpersonal relationships and mindfulness on sleep qualityThe distress of not getting restful, restorative sleep can have damaging effects on interpersonal relationships, and stressful relationships can, in turn, disturb sleep. The associations between sleep and interpersonal functioning are not well understood. In addition, the literature on individual di...Sleep - Psychological aspects; Sleep - Social aspects; Interpersonal relations; Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy2014-05
46 Long, DanielleDiabetes risk, physical activity, and the physical environmentThe current exploratory study investigated the relationships among subjective and objective physical environment ratings, physical activity, and diabetes status. The basic question was whether diabetics were less physically active than non-diabetics and if this lack of physical activity was due to d...Psychology2014-05
47 Matyi, Joshua MatthewIntelligence and neural activation : a test of the relationship between the neural efficiency hypothesis and repetition suppressionThe Neural Efficiency Hypothesis (NEH) states that individuals with higher measured intelligence exhibit less neural activation on relatively simple tasks compared to those with lower intelligence (Haier et al., 1988). Furthermore, this phenomenon may interact with repetition suppression, or the red...Intelligence levels - Physiological aspects; Neural networks (Neurobiology)2014-05
48 Willis, Brendan M.Investigating the mediational role of meaning making in the association between moral injury and well-beingMost people at some point in their lives will encounter a situation where they witness, perpetrate, or fail to stop an action that seriously violates their moral beliefs, events that have recently been termed moral injuries. Litz and colleagues (2009) proposed a theoretical framework that suggests s...Ethics - Psychological aspects; Mental health - Moral and ethical aspects2014-05
49 Zimmerman, Danielle N.Adherence engineering in a central line dressing changeInfections associated with Central Line Dressing Changes (CLDC) represent a significant cost in healthcare and human life, with approximately 250,000 cases a year and costs of up to $29,000 per single episode (OʼGrady et al., 2002; Shannon et al., 2006). The introduction of a kit designed in accord...Intravenous catheterization - Complications; Bandages and bandaging2014-05
50 Barton, Dylan OkechukwuFriends in all the wrong places? gang involvement and the relevance of attachment theoryGang involvement and gang activity are serious problems in the U.S. While the societal cost of gang activity is undisputed, there are mounting concerns for gang members themselves who suffer greater risk for adverse life events and personal victimization than their non-gang involved peers (Krohn et ...Gang members - Psychology; Attachment behavior in adolsescence2014-05
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