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151 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
152 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
153 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
154 Oman, CandaceWho you gonna call?: Domestic responses to the threat of nuclear terrorismThe World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 demonstrated the threat of terrorism in the twenty-first century-and made the prevention of nuclear terrorism all the more pressing. Despite the newfound attention to nuclear terrorism, the possibility of nuclear attacks, and, later, nuclear terro...History2014-05
155 Hales, LaurelPhysics show and tell and elementary science educationIt is a well-known fact that American children are performing below their peers in international science and mathematics examinations, leading to what is commonly called the STEM education crisis. This project was created in an attempt to resolve this crisis by improving elementary school science ed...Science - Study and teaching (Elementary) - United States2014-05
156 Manwill, EmmylouGrassroots yet global: the Idle No More indigenous movement in twenty-first century CanadaThe focus of this thesis is the indigenous sovereignty and land rights movement, selfidentified as the "Idle No More movement" (INM), that began in opposition to federal Canadian policies in December 2012. While Canadian natives have organized in resistance before, the INM movement sticks out compar...Idle No More (Movement); Protest movements - Canada; Indigenous peoples - Canada2014-05
157 Konecny, KassandraCommunicating wallsThis thesis consists of 30 pages of poems and an essay introduction that details everything from my writing process to the meanings and/or collective themes of the poems themselves. With the combination of newly written poems and older poems I've written over the course of my college career, I have ...American poetry - 21st century2014-05
158 Radhakrishnan, ParvathiPI3K inhibitors as potential new therapy against breast cancer progressionReceptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and their pleiotropic effectors play key roles in metastasis. Met and Ron are RTKs that have been shown to contribute to tumor growth and metastasis in both animal models and in patients. Recently, an alternative Ron isoform known as "short-form" Ron (sfRon) was asso...Breast - Cancer - Treatment - Research; Protein - tyrosine kinase - inhibitors - Therapeutic use; Enzyme inhibitors - Therapeutic use. - Research; Biology - Research2014-05
159 Jin, ZhaoHow is the company's stock risk associated with its demand elasticity?I examine a sample of 20 companies to see if individual total stock risk is associated with its product or service demand elasticity. My evidence is consistent with my first hypothesis that elastic firms' stock prices are more strongly affected by the changes in the input cost than are inelastic fir...Elasticity (Economics); Risk; Stocks; Stock risk2014-05
160 Oman, CandaceArt's "background of flame" and the Paterian temperament of artThis thesis examines how Walter Pater uses hot and cold imagery in his descriptions to further his understanding of art, arguing that it contains both beauty and commentary, whether social, political, etc. Beginning with Studies in the History of the Renaissance, Pater associates heat with the sensu...English2014-05
161 Cohen, SusanIn search of visual privacy in a technological worldAmericans value a "right to privacy" even though that right is not spelled out in the Constitution, and only loosely defined in a patchwork of federal and state laws. Much of our understanding of privacy is rooted in the Fourth Amendment, but when the First Congress wrote the Fourth Amendment, no on...Privacy, Right of - United States; Electronic surveillance - United States2014-05
162 Myrick, TrevorThe horror of sexual violence: The representations of rape in American horror storyThis thesis looks at the representation of rape in American Horror Story, considering its formal and narrative construction alongside critical responses, drawing attention to both innovative and stereotypical aspects of its function within the series. While the series generally revels in representin...Art/Art History2014-05
163 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
164 Sanchez, Eliana C.Surgery or mutilation?: How autonomy can strengthen the anti-FGM movementThe World Health Organization (WHO) defines female genital mutilation as any alteration to the female external genitalia or genital organs for nonmedical reasons. This definition is both over- and under-inclusive. Western cosmetic surgeries, such as vaginal rejuvenation, are technically included in ...Female genital mutilation2014-05
165 Norris, GarrettKanji education for non-Chinese character background language learners: bone oracle script and Shirakawa kanji scienceThe logographic writing system used in Japanese and Chinese, known as kanji or hanzi /H ^ respectively, is a source of both fascination and frustration for students faced with learning the thousands of characters necessary for literacy in either of these Asian languages. This is often compounded by ...Kanji - education2014-05
166 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
167 Neville, RoselynConstitutively activated AKT is not sufficient to keep cells alive following epithelial cell extrusionThe PI3 kinase (PI3K)/AKT signaling pathway regulates many fundamental behaviors of the cell. If any of the key members of this pathway are deregulated, it can lead to malignant changes in the cell. AKT enhances the survival of cells by inhibiting pro-apoptotic processes, and promoting pathways for ...PI3K/AKT - Chemistry; Cancer metastasis2014-05
168 Mimi LocherThe body in modern architecture: Perceptions, philosophies and design consequences in the work of Le Corbusier and Alvar AaltoThis thesis explores the place of the human body in architectural design during the modern period. A brief history of using the human body as design inspiration is given, which includes a discussion on our tendencies as humans to use anthropomorphism, cognitive patterns, and our body to understand t...Architecture - Human factors2014-05
169 Thompson, Patrick C.Redesigning communities: The case for utopiasThis thesis studies the importance of Utopian city planning in attempting to transform our communities and solve the social issues faced throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. Idealist city plans originated as a genre of literature dating back to the 16th Century, playing a vital social role throug...Utopias -- United States City planning -- United States2014-05
170 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
171 Neofitos, EvangelosSolid timber: emerging construction methods and materialsToday, more than ever, the construction industry, the architecture industry, and our environment is in dire need of renewable materials. Out of the multitude of standardized materials within the building industry, wood is the most sustainable. This research focuses on the evaluation of cross-laminat...Building, Wooden - Design and construction; Laminated wood construction2014-05
172 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
173 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
174 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
175 Harrell, HayleeTo whom it may concern: a one actWhat am I? My child you are caramel. You are white sugar, you are brown sugar, you are milk and butter and vanilla all heated into one. Sweet on the lips but strong and sticky-you are a treat, you are a gift, my child you are a decadence. But they call me mulatto…Mama don't like that word, best no...American drama - 21st century2014-05
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