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26 Adapting 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
27 Adaptive responses to scarcity among lactating desert womenNatural selection favors individuals with those adaptive traits that maximize their reproductive success. Effective heat acclimatization in the desert requires conserving body water with a simultaneous reduction in body heat by engaging in adaptive strategic behaviors. The adaptive strategies in res...Adaptation; Alloparenting; Energy expenditure; Hot-cold syndrome; Lactation2011-12
28 Adolescent sexual offending: assessing sexual interest and exploring treatment trajectories and outcomeHow to best treat individuals who commit child sex offenses is a perennial concern. Many of these perpetrators are adolescents. In order for mental health professionals to adequately address this group's unique treatment needs, further research is necessary. The present research addressed the assess...Adolescent; Assessment; Offending; Sexual; Treatment2014-05
29 After 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
30 After the Rain: Using Paleoclimatic and Paleoecological Methods to Inform Archaeological Investigation in Baja California and Range Creek Canyon, UtahThis dissertation reports the work I have completed with two research projects, using paleoecological methods to compare precipitation histories to inform archaeological investigation at two sites. The first chapter will present an analysis of the population history of leporids (rabbits and hares) f...Archaeology; Paleoecology2017
31 Air pollution and fetal development: Fine particulate matter and preterm birth in Utah (2005-2008)A spatial and temporal exploratory investigation of ambient air pollution, as measured by PM2.5 (fine particulate matter of size 2.5μg/m3), and cumulative (i.e., entire pregnancy) and timing-specific (trimesters) exposure to PM2.5 during gestation and the risk of preterm birth (PTB) among Utah wome...2018
32 Ambivalence and cardiovascular function: examining ambulatory blood pressure and marital qualityPrior research suggests that married adults are at lower risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality although being married, per se is not universally beneficial, but rather, the quality of the relationship is important. Such work has documented relationships that differ in their underlying posi...Ambivalence; Blood pressure; Cardiovascular; Marriage; Relationship quality; Social support2011-08
33 An 8,000-year fire and vegetation history of an oak savanna in East Central MinnesotaOak savanna, a transitional ecosystem between open prairie and dense oak forest, was once widespread in central and southeastern Minnesota. As Europeans settled the area during the mid-1800s AD, much of the oak savanna ecosystem was destroyed through clearing for homesteads and agriculture, or conve...Charcoal; Fire; Minnesota; Oak savanna; Pollen; Sherburne2012-05
34 An agent-based model of bicyclists accessing light-rail stations in Salt Lake CityMany of the existing transportation analysis methods rely on aggregate data analysis. While these models have been well established in the transportation community, there are many components of transportation that these methods neglect. Among these marginalized components are multimodal trips. Using...Agent-based model; Bicycle; Mulitmodal; NetLogo; Salt Lake City, Utah2011-08
35 An approach to the politics of Elbert D. ThomasIn 1950, the people of the United States learned that the Communist danger meant more than cold words, icy communiques, and precipitous withdrawals from meetings. They were made aware in sentences punctuated by machine gun, mortar, artillery, and small arms fire. For the Communists bent on world dom...Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953; Legislators -- United States1956
36 An Experimental test of the effects of acute stress and parental bonding history on maternal sensitivityThe beneficial consequences of maternal sensitivity for infant social and emotional development are well-known, as is the notion that stress may impair a mother's ability to provide sensitive care for her infant. Less is known about whether some mothers may be more susceptible to parenting-related s...2019
37 An interactive visualization tool for mobile objectsRecent advancements in mobile devices - such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cellular phones, car navigation system, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) - have greatly influenced the nature and volume of data about individual-based movement in space and time. Due to the prevalence of mobil...Exploratory data analysis; GIS; Mobile object; Visualization2010-08
38 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
39 An investigation into the asocial traits of kindergarten, first, and second grade childrenThe purpose of this study is to investigate the asocial traits of Kindergarten, First, and Second grade children. The writer chose this little charted field of research chiefly because of a very genuine interest in the psychological nature of character and personality and also because of a desire t...Behavior disorders in children1930
40 An investigation of the philosophical changes of the Abu Sayyaf group using geospatial analysisPolitical scientists believe that the Abu Sayyaf Group's (ASG) penchant for accumulating funds through hostage ransoming and other criminal activity has caused the organization to drift away from its Islamic foundations to become bandits. This research explores this claim by applying geospatial ana...Abu sayyaf group; Crime; Geospatial; Philippines; Terrorism; Transformatio2011-08
41 Analysis and Prediction of Utah Transit Authority Service AreasThe Salt Lake Metropolitan Area, like many national urban areas, is faced with a transportation problem generated primarily by the readily available automobile in urban movement situations. This general availability has allowed for the development of a local urban form perpetuating an undesirable au...1972
42 Analysis and simulation of a cold-air pool and high wintertime ozone episode in Utah's Uintah BasinHigh ozone concentrations associated with a winter cold-air pool during the Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study are investigated. Field campaign observations combined with numerical simulations are analyzed in Utah's Uintah Basin from 1-6 February 2013 when ozone concentrations exceeded 150 ppb. Cold-ai...Cold-air pool; Ozone; Simulation; Uintah Basin2014-08
43 Analysis of state public employee retirement systems (PERS): governance network complexity, capacity, accountability and legitimacyState government Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS) are studied extensively in Economic and Financial literature regarding their history, fund solvency, management standards and governance practices; yet research in State PERS is relatively new in Political Science;. State PERS‘ funds are g...Governance; Governance networks; Pension plans; PERS; Privatization; State and local government2010
44 Analysis of terrestrial ground-based lindar datasets on active lava flow processes and the geomorphology of Pu'u O'o, HawaiiSince 1983 the eruptions from the Pu'u O'o vent in the Kilauea rift zone on the island of Hawaii have provided researchers numerous opportunities to study effusion rates, emplacement controls and the geomorphology of lava flows. This thesis utilizes recently acquired subcentimeter topographical d...LiDAR system; Pahoehoe flow; Volcanic hazard mitigation2009-04-27
45 Analysis of the US automobile industry under the new fuel economy standards: a projectionThe Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 included updated fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles in order to reduce the dependency on oil and emission of greenhouse gases in the US. The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards not only mandate higher fuel economy standards...Automobile industry and trade; Automobiles2008-12
46 Ancient MtDNA sequences from prehistoric north american arctic populationsThis study set out to sequence the hypervariable segment-I (HVS-I) of the mitochondrial genome from prehistoric skeletal remains associated with Aleut, Sadlermiut, Dorset and Thule groups in Northern North America in an effort to gain insight into their genetic prehistories. Sequences obtained from ...Ancient DNA; Mitochondrial DNA; Molecular Anthropology; North American Arctic; Population prehistory2015
47 Androgens regulate cell proliferation of human prostate cancer in culture by up-regulating an autocrine growth loop involving EGF receptor and its ligand TGFalphaAndrogens affect growth and functional integrity of the prostate gland, and many prostate cancers retain dependency on androgens for growth. The transforming growth factor (TGF)-ce binds to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and is an autocrine growth factor, which could media...Epidermal Growth1992-12
48 Anthropogenic habitat disturbance and the dynamics of hantavirus using remote sensing, GIS, and a spatially explicit agent-based modelSin Nombre virus (SNV), a strain of hantavirus, causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in humans, a deadly disease with high mortality rate (>50%). The primary virus host is deer mice, and greater deer mice abundance has been shown to increase the human risk of HPS. There is a great need in unde...Agent-based model; Deer mouse; GIS; Hantavirus; MODIS; Peromyscus maniculatus2010-08
49 Anxiety, emotional reactivity, and attachment as predictors of embedding dimensionality of affectIn this study we investigated individual differences in emotionality and affect dynamics in couples over 21 days using a modified version of the False Nearest Neighbors method to estimate the embedding dimensionality of positive and negative affect. We estimated the number of dynamic degrees of free...Affect; Dynamics; Personality2011-08
50 The application of stable carbon isotopes as an enhanced method for statistical crossdating: A case study from Range Creek Canyon, UtahDendroarcheological samples pose a particular challenge when attempting to crossdate them against a master chronology. Previous attempts to accurately crossdate dendroarcheological samples from Range Creek Canyon have had limited success (Towner et al. 2009), due in part to the nonsignificance of th...Geography; Biogeochemistry2014
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