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51 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
52 Belgard, SenaWhy volunteer? Perspectives from college studentsIn present day America, college students have many demands on their time, including classes, family obligations, and work. New theories from the field of developmental psychology indicate changes in the length and timing of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, and have proposed a new develo...Young volunteers - Utah; Volunteers - Utah2014-05
53 Hanley, GraceHow engaging in mind-focused or body-focused Eastern practices affects the way people narrate challenging eventsYoga and meditation could influence how individuals mentally process and narrate their difficult experiences from the past. Specifically, such practices could result in increased exploration, growth, and positive resolution in narratives, compared to neutral conditions. Past researchers have employe...Narration (Rhetoric) - Psychological aspects; Mediation - Therapeutic use; Yoga - Therapeutic use2014-05
54 Burns, HenrikThe political economy of international terms of trade and agricultural sustainability: The case of CubaFor this thesis project I investigated the relationship between international terms of trade and agricultural sustainability for the case of Cuba. To understand the effect of trade relations on agricultural policy I explored Cuba's relationship with the Soviet Union, its largest trading partner betw...Trade regulation - Cuba; Agriculture and state - Cuba; Cuba - Commerce2014-05
55 Alder, IsabellaCreating community: Facilitating an engaged resettlement process for refugee status families in the Salt Lake Valley to promote greater self-relianceThere are approximately 12 million refugees in the world today and roughly 50,000 of these individuals have resettled to the Salt Lake Valley. Upon their arrival to Utah, families with refugee status are paired with one of a small number of organizations to assist them in the process of resettlemen...Refugees -- Utah -- Salt Lake Valley Resettlement2014-05
56 Blanton, NatalieFemale inmate sexual health literacy and disparities in the Salt Lake County jailThe rates of women interacting with the criminal justice system are increasing steadily­ yet little is known about the experiences of these women within the system as well as the latent effects that follow them throughout their lives. With a sociological perspective, one comes to understand the imm...Incarcerated women; Sexual health; Reproductive health; Contraception; Women's experiences; Health literacy2014-05
57 Seastrand-Bachynski, 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
58 Saperstein, ElizabethPunctuated equilibrium and the Patriot Act 2001An all-encompassing theory to describe the policy-making process in modern political systems has yet to be determined. Therefore, no theory currently exists that uncontestably predicts future policy outcomes. In an attempt to describe the policy process and account for the process as one that fluctu...Patriot Act (U.S.); Punctuated equilibrium (Evolution)2014-08
59 Spendlove, NatalieMitochondrial genetic variation among howler monkeysBy studying genetic variation of some of primates, researchers can more closely study the effects of deforestation and fragmentation. For this study, mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) are the primates of choice. The samples used in this study were collected by researchers doing fieldwork in...Anthropology; Howler monkeys; Genetics2014-12
60 Streng, Tara KaySexual assault within the American university system: A review of policies, student perspectives, and recommendationsPart I - University Sexual Assault Policy Analysis and Recommendations Objective: Sexual violence within the collegiate environment is a pressing issue within American society. One way to address sexual violence is through the adaptation and implementation of a sexual assault policy by colleges and ...Sex crimes - United States; College students - Crimes against - United States2014-12
61 Gunter, Tobee PaigeComparison of patient and provider assessments of response to therapy for psoriatic arthritisPeople with psoriatic arthritis routinely rate their disease severity less favorably than their providers (Krueger, 2001) (Baughman, 2011). Little is known about how patients and providers perceive response to therapy. Discrepancies in perceptions of therapy response may indicate that providers are ...Psoriatic arthritis; Psoriatic arthritis -- Patients -- Attitudes2014-12
62 Fine, KeliExecutive functioning and grade point average in college studentsResearch has demonstrated a positive correlation between Executive Functioning (EF) and Grade Point Average (GPA; Duckworth, Tsukayama, & May, 2010; Latzman, Elkovitch, Young, & Clark, 2010; Knouse, Feldman, & Blevins, 2014). However, previous studies have failed to give a comprehensive view of all ...Executive functions (Neuropsychology); Academic achievement2014-12
63 Gardner, KellyIndividual differences in inhibition and emotionThe objective of this study was to examine if negative emotion can play an influential role on inhibition through attentional control. Higher levels of working memory capacity (WMC) have been correlated with faster inhibition times attributed to greater tolerance of automatic processes and better...Emotion2014-12
64 Greenwood, RileyChanges in earnings distribution in Peru: 2004-2014This thesis explores the changes in earnings distribution among heads of household in Peru from 2004 to 2014 by applying Dinardo, Fortin, and Lemieux's methodology of counterfactual distributions and decompositions. Various measures indicate that earnings inequality among heads of household reduce...Wages - Peru2014-12
65 Chandler, JuliaDialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia: A preliminary investigation into the effects of mindfulness practice in a transdiagnostic clinical populationResearchers have shown that mindfulness based therapies, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), are effective treatments in trans-diagnostic clinical populations with emotion dysregulation. Researchers have yet to determine the effect of mindfulnessbased therapies on respiratory sinus arrhyth...Dialectical behavior therapy; Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy; Paranasal sinuses -- Diseases; Respiratory sinus arrhythmia2015-03
66 Memmott, Magdalen GraceDRM & driving: Creation of false memories under cognitive workloadNot only are humans unable to recall things that actually occur, they may also recall information that did not occur. Such findings contribute to the pervasive hypothesis that people are not more productive by combining tasks, instead such productivity is an illusion. It was hypothesized that when m...False memory syndrome2015-04
67 Mortensen, MatthewDo caps on non-economic damages decrease medical malpractice insurance premiums?This paper examines whether tort reform, like caps on non-economic damages for medical malpractice claims, actually lower insurance premiums for physicians. Proponents of tort reform argue that large jury awards against physicians have driven up physician insurance premiums, and as a result, overall...Physicians' malpractice insurance - United States; Insurance premiums - United States2015-04
68 Iacono, AlyssaContext affects undergraduates' goals and engagement behaviors when learning onlineThe Self-regulation of motivation (SRM) model (Sansone & Thoman, 2005) suggests that two types of motivation are crucial while learning a task: Goals-defined (e.g., value and expectancy of learning), and experience-defined (e.g., if the task is interesting). Using an online HTML lesson, initial resu...Web-based instruction -- Psychological aspects; Online learning2015-04
69 Sánchez, Alexander AlbertoReexamining global drug eradication policies: A systemic analysis of their ecological and societal effects in Mexico, Colombia and AfghanistanSince 1961, the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs has continued to be the overarching treaty that has been followed and enforced, as a prohibitionist international drug control model. By conducting a systematic review of primary and secondary sources, this paper demonstrates how U.N. establis...Drug control -- Mexico; Drug control -- Colombia; Drug control -- Afghanistan2015-04
70 Lee, Hye-riEliciting event type: Rumination and emotional complexityPast research has found positive associations between emotional complexity (the subjective experience of multiple simultaneous emotions; Hervas & Vazquez, 2011) and having a ruminative cognitive style. Numerous studies have suggested that the association between emotional complexity and rumination a...Emotions and cognition Depression; Mental Emotional complexity; Event type2015-04
71 Stovall, Karen L.Reasons for cohabitation on the outcome of relationship quality and satisfactionCohabitation before marriage has become a common choice for many couples in North America. Reasons for couples deciding to live together can vary, including a desire to spend more time together or to combine finances and avoid the hassles of living apart. When looking at reasons for deciding to live...Unmarried couples; Relationship quality; Cohabitation2015-04
72 Ferguson, Christina M.Marital status and distress among low-income couples transitioning to parenthoodThe transition to parenthood is associated with declines in couple relationship functioning and increases in psychological distress. Cohabiting and economically disadvantaged couples are at particular risk during this life transition. This study examined cohabitation as a potential risk factor for p...Couples -- Psychology2015-04
73 Butler, Alexandra D.Utah's sex education controversy: Is it relevant today?Utah's policy of abstinence only sex education is a contentious issue. Some worry that, if not taught in school, young people will not obtain accurate information on sex, contraceptives, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Others fear that teaching safe sex will encourage adolescent sexual a...Sex instruction -- Utah2015-05
74 Palomaki, KyaA world without nukes: International relations perspectivesWhat if nuclear weapons had been neither invented nor discovered? This is the question I take into consideration in this paper. This interesting scenario begs the answer parroted by bloggers and students of politics alike-without nuclear weapons, there would be nothing to stop belligerents from inva...Security, International; International relations; Nuclear weapons; World politics -- 21st century2015-05
75 Sadler, AlexandriaOrganizational structure and framing process in the Chilean University student movementThe 2011-2015 Chilean university student movement for free, public and quality education has brought education to the forefront of Chilean politics. In 2015 students continue to mobilize through student federations at each university, even as the government beings to implement free higher education....Student movements - Chile2015-05
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