Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

 

A collection of Graduate Student Research by students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Affective risk perception in automotive environments, Dane Atkins Open Access Thesis

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Barriers to seeking psychological help among Iowa's registered sex offenders, Sage Comstock Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The moral motivations of negative attitudes toward transgender people, Hailey Annette Hatch Open Access Thesis

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Spatial disparities and socio-economic conditions: A food desert analysis of greater Des Moines, Iowa, David Jensen Open Access Thesis

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Women in STEM:, Alba Karuni Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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From Bosnia to Waterloo, Iowa: Bosnian refugee and immigrant experiences, 1996-2017, Zijad Mahmutovic Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Landscape and climate drivers of harmful algal blooms in Iowa, Aaron Padilla Open Access Thesis

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Integration of refugees from Burma in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in Iowa, Christopher J. Pierce Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Gender differences in perceived stigma among sexual minorities and their related health practices, Sara Kay Richardson Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Intergroup contact theory and global perspective in students who study abroad, Salomi Aladia Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Saving local communities using scrip money to fight the Great Depression in north central Iowa, Bryan Carl Bjorklund Open Access Thesis

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Protests, pageants, and publications: Narratives of labor agitators, 1913-1914, Jayme Edmund Open Access Thesis

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The civic and political engagement of Latinos in Omaha, Nebraska, Christian Israel Espinosa Torres Open Access Thesis

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Spatial competition in airport markets: An application of the Huff model, Joel Heilman Open Access Thesis

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A multiscale assessment of wind energy resources and suitability in the Russian Arctic, Narmina Iusubova Open Access Thesis

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Exploring relational self-efficacy: The influences of shyness and attachment, Jake Daniel Kuklinski Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Iowa schoolmarms: The significance of rural schools and the feminization movement, 1865-1920, Ashley Nicole Loper Open Access Thesis

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Gender differences in cognitive dissonance reduction strategies for partner's physical attractiveness, Lijing Ma Open Access Thesis

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder stigma: Accurate and inaccurate portrayals in electronic media, Camille Mirabelle Marie Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award

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The influence of child safety warning signs on vehicle speeds, Luke Alan Miller Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Estimating energy fluxes and evapotranspiration of corn and soybean with an unmanned aircraft system in Ames, Iowa, Áthila Gevaerd Montibeller Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of transgender populations: An educational module to increase knowledge and reduce negative attitudes, Dacia Kay Oberhelman Open Access Thesis

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Gender differences associated with combat-related and military sexual assault-related post-traumatic stress disorder, Marjorie Perkins Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Sick of deviants: How the behavioral immune system may impact responses to violated norms, Neal G. Pollock Open Access Thesis

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Inside Queen Victoria's household: The ladies of the royal nursery and schoolroom, 1839-1889, Kayla Jo Seppelt Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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JFK: A body of evidence - 1955-1965, Vicki J. Simpson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Anthropocentrism, the other face of patriarchy: an investigation into patriarchal attitudes and perceptions of non-human nature, Alexis St. Claire Open Access Thesis

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Psychoeducational module to promote knowledge and reduce stigma towards recreational marijuana users, Stephanie J. Strong Open Access Thesis 2018 Award

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Constructing identities in the West Branch landscape: Herbert Hoover's life and legacy as a common man, 1935-1992, Ryan Lucas Wurtz Open Access Thesis

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The new North: Patents and knowledge economy analysis in Alaska, Salma Zbeed Open Access Thesis

Submissions from 2016

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The use of meditation and yoga as a treatment tool for juvenile offenders in Residential Treatment Centers for relapse prevention, Danielle K. W. Ballard-Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Dying to live forever Sophia Harris journal 1860 to 1861, Shirley Ilene Davis Open Access Thesis

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Three men in the wilderness: Ideas and concepts of nature during the Progressive Era with Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot and John Muir, Jeffrey A. Duke Open Access Thesis

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Analyzing winter migration fidelity and movement of the wild Taimyr reindeer herd, Rangifer T. tarandus, Emily T. Francis Open Access Thesis

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Racial disparities among African Americans primarily in the criminal justice system and other areas in society, Juana D. Hollingsworth Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Natural disasters and disaster preparedness at universities: A case study at the University of Northern Iowa, Garrett Edward Jepsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Unions in Waterloo, Iowa: How organization, political activism, and community outreach led to the rise and fall of organized labor, 1947-1990, Dylan Christian Krauter Keller Open Access Thesis

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The effects of control threat on women's acceptance of benevolent sexism and traditional gender roles, Zheng Li Open Access Thesis

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Analysis of the spatiotemporal dynamics of the active wildfire events in the Arctic tundra biome using MODIS data (2001-2015), Arif Masrur Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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From soprano to barking dog : John Cage, the avant garde, and the counterculture, 1940-1975, Heather M. McAlpine Open Access Thesis

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Exposure therapy discontinuation among Iraq War veterans, Kendra Renner Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Labeling of religious non-believers: The effect of the "atheist" title on moral judgments about non-theists, Brock C. Rozich Open Access Thesis

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The impact of cognitive map quality and expert testimony on juror decisions and perceived credibility of eyewitnesses, Justin Parker Simmons Open Access Thesis

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Up close and personal : Examining the role race plays in public perceptions of law enforcement, Olivia K. Thompson Open Access Thesis

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"Rock against Reagan": The punk movement, cultural hegemony, and Reaganism in the eighties, Johnathan Kyle Williams Open Access Thesis 2017 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Perceived relational evaluation : biological, psychological, and physical health correlates, Emily Christina Banitt Open Access Thesis

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August Becker and traditional vs. modern culture in the first decades of the twentieth century, Michelle Lea Becker Smith Open Access Thesis

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Rethinking the Conquest : an exploration of the similarities between pre-contact Spanish and Mexica society, culture, and royalty, Samantha Billing Open Access Thesis

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Predictors of racial prejudice : a meta-analysis of the influence of religion and political orientation, Kristin Ann Broussard Open Access Thesis 2016 Award

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Different levels of negative emotions and their impact on prosocial behavior, Tsamchoe Dolma Open Access Thesis

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Injunctive and descriptive norms effect on physical activity, Monica Lynn Ehn Open Access Thesis

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Danish Cedar Falls : The immigrant experience, Carrie L. Eilderts Open Access Thesis

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The disintegration of Yugoslavia and football, Adnan Kajtezović Open Access Thesis

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The dual role of self-enhancement : protection and stigma, Corina Evelyn Klein Open Access Thesis

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Spaces of disadvantage, places of hope : women empowerment, economic emancipation and NGOs in Bogotá slums, Ekaterina Korzh Open Access Thesis

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“Our Navy” : women accepted for voluntary emergency service at Iowa State Teacher's College, 1942-1945, Marissa Krein Open Access Thesis

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Identification of sluggish cognitive tempo by pre-service teachers, Rachel Elizabeth Meisinger Open Access Thesis 2016 Award

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A model for measuring the contribution of form to perception of biological sex in point-light actors, Michael Mintz Open Access Thesis

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An American's Paris: tourism and the American consumer, 1947-1961, Margaret Nervig Open Access Thesis

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Spacial analysis of foreclosure and neighborhood characteristics in Miami metropolitan area, Florida, Adejoh Emmanuel Ogbe Open Access Thesis

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Stars, stripes, and swastikas : the American Turners and national identity, 1935-1945, Amy Rekward Open Access Thesis

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Predictors of job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a library employee survey, Brandon Heath Schipper Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Caged manhood : office culture and how Walter Camp's Daily Dozen revitalized the workforce, 1903-1940, Nick Sly Open Access Thesis

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“God will deliver us” : human rights abuses from Guatemala to Iowa and back, 1980-2014, RaeAnn Lillian Swanson Open Access Thesis

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Influx of child immigrants to the United States: Policy & practice implications, Megan Vogt Open Access Graduate Research Paper 2016 Award

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In connection with all things : the memory of Alexander Humboldt and his works in the context of 19th century thought in Europe and America, Ray Joseph Werner Open Access Thesis

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The influence of the single stereotype on moral judgments, Peng Zhang Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Creative heartland: Creative capital and knowledge economy in micropolitan Midwest, Philip A. Cavin Open Access Thesis

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Understanding the long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of the Taimyr Reindeer Herd during the summer concentration period, Matthew D. Cooney Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of changes in diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders in DSM-5: Parents, school professionals, and mental health professionals/trainees, Nathalie Claire Dubois Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Do offenders' life goals reflect locus of control and personality traits?, Luci L. Dumas Open Access Thesis

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Dennis Mahony, "At the Disposal of Tyrants": An analysis of a newspaper editor's intentions during the Civil War, Ryan Robert Engelman Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Gender differences in self-concept consistency and career choices under stereotype threat, Asha Ganesan Open Access Thesis

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior: mortality salience and the hostile attribution bias, Paden R. Goldsmith Open Access Thesis

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Testing implications of the general theory of crime, Kirstin Denise Kerr Kramer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Understanding the impact of vegetation on surface roughness length for enhancing wind resource characterization in Iowa, Andrei Vladimirovich Kushkin Open Access Thesis

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Examining the overlapping features, co-occurrence, and sex differences, Brittany Lewno Open Access Thesis

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Education at its corp, Steven Michael Pals Open Access Thesis

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Climate analysis using tree-rings from the Wind River Range, Wyoming, Derek Richards Open Access Thesis

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Developing an integrated spatially explicit scale dependent modeling framework for wind farm suitability assessment in Iowa, Tesfay G. Russell Open Access Thesis

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Anger, relationships, and intimate partner violence in emerging adults with and without ADHD symptomology, Gina Marie Sacchetti Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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School and juvenile justice personnel's perceptions of dangerousness regarding adolescents with mental illness, Amber Lynne Schramm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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"Democracy put in action": Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945, Rebecca Singer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Intraindividual personality change: Situational influences, patterns of change, and frequency-based measurement, Carol Tweten Open Access Thesis

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Human trafficking and the media: Comparing newspapers' portrayal of victims and offenders, Brittany Leigh Virkus Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Predicting commitment for those in military relationships, Darrina Sofia Bledsoe Open Access Thesis 2014 Award

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The unveiling of W.E.B. DuBois: A qualitative content analysis of diverse interpretations of the works and life of W. E. B. Du Bois, Sonja Lee Bock Open Access Thesis

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From sidebets to sideshow: The influence of gambling on the development of professional wrestling in America, 1870-1911, Lee Casebolt Open Access Thesis

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Language as a social reality: The effects of the infantilization of women, Chelsae R. Huot Open Access Thesis

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Automated sinkhole extraction and morphological analysis in northeast Iowa using high-resolution LiDAR data, Jonathon Launspach Open Access Thesis

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The Duluth Model in practice: Evaluating police and practitioner response to domestic violence, Jessica L. Lorenz Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Social and cultural influences on alcohol drinking habits among native American college and university students across the United States, Wayva Waterman Lyons Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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A Midwestern culture of civility: Student activism at the University of Northern Iowa during the Maucker years (1967-1970), Christopher J. Shackelford Open Access Thesis

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From saeter to sod: Single women homesteaders of Norwegian descent farming their land in Dakota territory, 1862-1929, Sara Marie Skindelien Open Access Thesis

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Playing by new rules: board games and America's cold war culture, 1945-1965, Matthew John Sprengeler Open Access Thesis

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"The most deadly spot on the face of the earth": The United States and antimodern images of "Darkest Africa" 1880-1910, Melinda Stump Open Access Thesis

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Is higher education the key to unlock the door of fortune? A study of students' occupational aspirations, Daiyue Sun Open Access Thesis

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Effects of anger and impulsive traits on non-suicidal self-injury, Ashley S. Zellhoefer Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Baseball in the heartland: Semi-pro baseball survives in Iowa, Todd Michael Hospodarsky Open Access Thesis 2012

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Self-defeating behaviors in sexual offenders: Exploring factors of social support and motivation to change, Cassie Rose Nieman Open Access Thesis 2013 Award