Recent Submissions

  • How and when: the development and strategic maintenance of supervisor-subordinate blended relationships in the workplace 

    Canales, Pamela E. (2018-08)
    This study explores the development and maintenance strategies of blended supervisor subordinate relationships in the workplace, or those friendships that develop in and outside of work. The motives that drove ...
  • Feminist identity and the personal epistemologies of Latina college students 

    Munoz, Emily (2018-08)
    The current study examines the relationships between women’s ways of knowing, ethnicity, and feminist identity, making use of Belenky et al’s (1986) research paradigm published in Women’s Ways of Knowing (WWK). The focus ...
  • Social status influence on implicit bias 

    Murray, Amanda L. (2018-08)
    Stereotypes help us quickly make sense of the world by categorizing people into groups and making assumptions about them based off this group membership. According to Social Role Theory, stereotypes form by observing gender ...
  • Social anxiety interventions: reappraisal versus acceptance and values 

    Tinsley, Diana (2018-08)
    Social anxiety is a prevalent psychological difficulty, and even individuals who do not meet criteria for the diagnosis can demonstrate functional impairment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been the most established ...
  • Social Exclusion: ego depletion and self-awareness 

    Saldivar, Selina (2018-05)
    Previous research investigating ego depletion has found that self-control actions yield a state of ego depletion. Ego depletion occurs after the reserve of limited resources necessary for self-regulation are depleted ...
  • Overlooking misogyny: a critical examination of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s music, lifestyle and legacy 

    Babalola, Adebukunola Oluwayemisi (2018-05)
    This study examines the ways in which misogyny is projected through the media and how patriarchal norms and expectations have contributed to misogyny being overlooked in society. This is achieved by looking at the extent ...
  • Pretty Color Time 

    Wood, Jack Arthur Jr (2017-12)
    “Pretty Color Time” is the language that underscores my intertwined practices of painting, printmaking, collage, and theoretical study over the past year and several months. It is a culmination of three years of work ...
  • "I can't do this anymore. What do I need to write on my two-weeks' notice?": investigating communication in decision about work-life conflict 

    Teixeira, Deborah De Cillo Ottoni (2017-12)
    This study investigates the experience of individuals who strongly considered or decided to quit their jobs due to work-life conflict from a communication perspective, how they communicated with social network members, and ...
  • Little worlds 

    Malczewski, Andrew (2017-12)
    I have always been immersed in stories of fantasy, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings which were some of the first novels I read. I embraced them and they led me to become ...
  • Loose lips sink relationships: applying communication privacy management theory in military family support organizations 

    Cole, Catherine Inez (2017-12)
    The purpose of this study was to understand the phenomenon of how military spouses who are part of Military Family Support Organizations (MFSO) reveal and conceal Operational Security (OPSEC) between other MFSO members. ...
  • Micro to macro 

    Scannell, Nicole (2017-08)
    Color, texture, form and time. All of these elements of design are found throughout nature. We’re surrounded by them as they appear in all things. My thesis seeks out perfection, but also recognizes and appreciates and ...
  • Motivation and self disclosure in social media use among Nigerian women 

    Oduba, Foluke A. (2017-08)
    Self-disclosure on social media around the world, including in developing countries like Nigeria, has become an important way to create enduring relationships. Past research has shown that females are more open to sharing ...
  • The Cabinet of Renwick Ambrose Matheton 

    Murdoch, Andrew (2017-08)
    This display represents all items archived (to date) in the collection of the late Renwick Ambrose Matheton. A known eccentric and occult enthusiast, Matheton spent his lifetime procuring and cataloging artifacts pertaining ...
  • Policing knowledge in the war on drugs: a Foucauldian analysis of the marijuana discourse in the late 1960s and early 1970s 

    Rice, Ethan (2017-05)
    Many histories of marijuana prohibition see the 1960s and 1970s as a time of relatively lax attitudes towards marijuana use. Scholars have argued that higher rates of usage and the fact that marijuana was being used by an ...
  • The vocational artist 

    Valdez, Jason Lucas (2017-05)
    Artists are vocational workers in the truest sense of the term. Contrary to the popular stereotype of “waiting for inspiration to strike”, they spend long hours in their studios creating something from nothing using a ...
  • Lenguaje vulgar 

    Flores, Javier (2017-05)
    As an art form, tattoo flash is traditionally comprised of generic illustrations for walk-in customers, but is also graphic imagery easily accessible to the artist, collector, and admirer. People’s choices of flash from a ...
  • "A Victorious Struggle:" Confederate Women Writers Commemorate the Civil War, 1860-1945 

    Ballard, Crystal N. (2017-05)
    The American Civil War was the most life-altering event in history. The entire country was thrust into the chaos and mayhem of this tragic conflict, but no one felt the turmoil of war more than those whose families, homes, ...
  • Undaunted by Spektra 

    Mott, Allison Leighton (2017-05)
    Allison Mott’s MFA thesis exhibition will be a pop-up shop showcasing combat equipment and fashion accessories that serve in the aid of “Magical Girls.” Magic has long stood as an element of agency for women in art and ...
  • Constructing Ghetto Consciousness: Recognizing Class as Diversity and Acknowledging a Cultural Dissemblance in the Self 

    Hernandez, Joe Anthony (2017-05)
    Despite the attention to socioeconomic class in scholarship, implementation of class-conscious pedagogy in writing studies is typically overlooked because race and gender take precedent over class. As a result, students ...
  • Not for Medical Use 

    Howard, Emily (2017-05)
    Throughout the history of art, artists have always sought to find ways to recreate the human form in its most perfect representation. They have studied the weight and movement of the body inside and out to show the ideal ...

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