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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Predicting Gun Ownership in America: Birth Cohort, Political Views, and Attitudes Towards Gun Control Legislation, Jared Adams

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Charge and Spin Transport in Low-Dimensional Materials, Amin Ahmadi

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Damned to Hell: The Black Church Experience for College Educated Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals, Edwanna Andrews

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Spin and Charge Transport in Graphene Based Devices, Marta Anguera Antonana

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A Place in the Pew: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals' Perceptions of Religious Traditions, Mandi Barringer

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Using Biomarkers to Assess the Migratory Ecology and Reproduction of the Florida Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Ryan Chabot

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Against the Flow: A Nineteenth Century Watermill in Central Florida, Elizabeth Chance Campbell

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Sampling and Reconstruction of Spatial Signals, Cheng Cheng

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Dimensions of State Fragility: Determinants of Violent Group Grievance, Political Legitimacy, and Economic Capacity, Jason Christensen

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Intrinsic Factors Affecting Decomposition Changes in Archaeological Head Hair from Kellis 2 Cemetery, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Kathleen Cole

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Optimizing Laboratory Pyrolysis Methods to Compliment Real World Fire Debris, Richard Coulson

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The Effect of Parental Population Density on Offspring Immune Function, Dana Davis

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An Anthropological Study of Eating Perspectives, Meal Composition, and Food Choices Among Diverse Student Populations, Chelsea Daws

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How Does Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work? Potential Mechanisms of Action for Veterans with Physical and Psychological Comorbidities, Frances Deavers

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Computational Approach to Electrocatalysis, Nagendra Dhakal

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From Tunnel Vision to Bird's-Eye View: The Development of a Broad Harassment Construct, Lindsay Dhanani

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Crafting Craft Beer Brands: An Examination of identity, Community, and Growth in Orlando Area Craft Breweries, Dylan Fehribach

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Keep Your Thoughts Off My Body: Social Attitudes Toward Rape-Related Abortions, Ketty Fernandez

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Cross-Continental Insights into Jaguar (Panthera onca) Ecology and Conservation, Joe Figel

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The Consequences of a Reduced Superlattice Thickness on Quantum Cascade LASER Performance, Pedro Figueiredo

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Applied Problem Solving in Children with ADHD: The Mediating Roles of Working Memory and Mathematical Calculation, Lauren Friedman

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Filtering Problems in Stochastic Tomography, Tyler Gomez

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The Behavior of Humans and Wildlife with Respect to Roads: Insights for Mitigation and Management, Molly Grace

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or Combat Experience? A Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy Study of Trauma-related Auditory and Olfactory Cues, Michael Gramlich

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Abortion Attitudes and Subjective Religiosity: Examining a Fourfold Typology, Christopher Guido

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An Exploration of the Feasibility of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy as a Neurofeedback Cueing System for the Mitigation of the Vigilance Decrement, Gabriella Hancock

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Determinants of Terrorist Target Selection: A Quantitative Analysis, Taylor Haywood

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Gamification of Visual Search in Real World Scenes, Alyssa Hess

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Youth Labor Market Conditions and the NEET Population in the EU: Do Poor Labor Market Opportunities Discourage Youth?, Jennifer Hudson

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Detection of Inorganic Phosphate in Environmental Water Samples using a Terbium and Gold Nanoparticle-based FRET Chemosensor, Madeleine Johnson

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Theoretical Study of Negative Molecular Ions Relevant to the Interstellar and Laboratory Plasma, Marjan Khamesian

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Childhood Maltreatment and Mother-Child Attachment: Examining Interactions among Attachment, Depression, Reflective Functioning, Parenting Behaviors, and Young Children's Outcomes in Mothers with Histories of Childhood Maltreatment, Maria Khan

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The Role of the Y-Chromosome in the Evolution of Autosomally Coded Traits, Ian Kutch

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Predicting Child Maltreatment Potential in Mothers Who are Substance-involved: A Study of Childhood Adversity, Stress, Affectivity, Emotion Dysregulation, and Emotion Regulation Strategies as Mechanisms of Action, Amanda Lowell

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Theory and Measurement of Perceived Introvert Mistreatment, Mallory McCord

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VIE-ing for the Position: An Examination of the Motivational Antecedents of Response Distortion, David Mihm

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Beyond Compliance: Examining the Role of Motivation in Vigilance Performance, Alexis Neigel

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Inattentive Behavior in Boys with ADHD During Classroom Instruction: The Mediating Role of Working Memory Processes, Sarah Orban

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Quantification of Non-stoichiometry and Impurities in Transparent YAG Ceramics by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Sudeep Pandey

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Climate Change and the Evolution of Insect Immune Function, Danae Perry

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Advanced Castes at the Outset of Eusociality in Wasps (Vespidae), Patrick Piekarski

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Sexual Violence Victimization and Prescription Drug Misuse: An Analysis Using General Strain Theory, Corey Pomykacz

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Spherical Self-assembly of Rous Sarcoma Virus CA, Probed by ssNMR and the Structure of PAP and Reflectin Protein, Xin Qiao

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Predictive Modeling of Functional Materials for Catalytic and Sensor Applications, Takat Rawal

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Plasma Dynamics of Laser Filaments, Danielle Reyes

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Mesoscopic Interactions in Complex Photonic Media, Roxana Rezvani Naraghi

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Coloring Graphs with Forbidden Minors, Martin Rolek

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"Yeah I'm A Girl. I Play Video Games.": Identity Work of Collegiate Women Gamers, Emily Rosenbaum

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Identification of Areas of Patient Need Using the Cancer Support Source Program, Emily Ross

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Sensemaking In Honors Scheduling, James Rowland

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Examining the Role of Cardiovascular and Cognitive Fitness in Goal-directed Aiming Across the Lifespan, Michael Rupp

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"The Best Thing Sociology Can Do": The Transformative Potential of a Community Action and Involvement Class, Brenda Savage

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Getting The Work Out of Workouts: Evaluating the Effectiveness and Outcomes of a Physical Exercise Motivational Intervention For Older Workers, Brandon Sholar

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Impacts of Workplace Violence: The Role of Inequality, Lindsey Singer

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A Snapchat Marketing Perspective: Examining the Personality Traits and Motives that Predict Attitudes Toward and Engagement with Non-Sponsored and Sponsored Content in Snapchat., Tiany Sousa Garnica

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Understanding Arson Through Community Resilience, Rhena South

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"Why You Gotta Be So Mean?" Examining The Impact Of Underlying Social Factors On Traditional And Cyberbullying Offending, Emily Strohacker

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Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Homicide: Victim, Offender, and Case Characteristics, Alec Szalewski

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Mechanochemical Synthesis of Fuels from Sustainable Sources Utilizing Solid Catalysts, Jacob Todd

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Then and Now: Using Syllabi to Shape the College Classroom, Jessica Valentin

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Black, White, and Read All Over: Exploring Racial Bias in Print Media Coverage of Serial Rape Cases, Lauren Wright

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Dating Violence Victimization and Substance Use: Do Genes Play a Role?, Alexis Yohros

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Leadership and Subordinate Engagement: A Meta-Analytic Examination of its Mechanisms using Self-Determination Theory, Henry Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Size, Shape, Composition and Chemical state effects in nanocatalysis, Mahdi Ahmadi

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Analysis of Benzopyrenes and Benzopyrene Metabolites by Fluorescence Spectroscopy Techniques, Bassam Al-Farhani

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Developing Methods for the Estimation of Stature and their Use as a Proxy for Health among the Ancient Chachapoya of Peru, Armando Anzellini

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Internal Degrees of Freedom and Spin Transitions in Single Molecule Magnets, James Atkinson

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Saturn's Rings: Measuring Particle Size Distributions Using Cassini UVIS Occultation Data, Tracy Becker

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From pet to pest? The potential global range and food web effects of a generalist carnivore, Hannah Bevan

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Structure-preserving Finite Difference Methods for Linearly Damped Differential Equations, Ashish Bhatt

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Examining the Role of Music Streaming Motives, Social Identification, and Technological Engagement in Digital Music Streaming Service Use, Heidi Bolduc

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Improved Interpolation in SPH in Cases of Less Smooth Flow, Oddny Brun

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On Randic Energy of Graphs, Brittany Burns

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Emotional Labor and Identity Management Among HIV Counselors, James Dillon Caldwell

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Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases with Latency: Homogeneous Mixing and Contact Network, Keith Carlson

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Visual Scanpath Training for Facial Affect Recognition in a Psychiatric Sample, Chi Chan

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Keeping Quiet: Investigating the Maintenance and Policing of Male-dominated Gaming Space, Christopher Charles

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The Religious Beliefs and Behaviors of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials: are there still gender differences?, Jessica Chase

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Extracurricular Activities and Substance Use Among Adolescents: A Test of Social Control and Social Learning Theory, Lynnette Coto

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Battle on the Homefront: An Auto-Ethnographic Perspective on Domestic Violence Post-Deployment, Michelle Craske

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No Ground to Stand Upon?: Exploring the Legal, Gender, and Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground Laws in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence., Denise Crisafi

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Childhood Trauma, Reflective Functioning and Attributions, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Parenting Competence: What Happens When the Traumatized Child Grows Up and Becomes a Mother?, Annelise Cunningham

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The Russian Connection: How Russia Became a Leader in the World's Human Trafficking Market, Anthony De Mauro

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Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Chronic Arthritis Pain Group Intervention in an Outpatient Healthcare Setting, Natasha DePesa

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Declarative Memory, Theory of Mind, and Community Functioning in Schizophrenia, Andrew Deptula

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Evaluation of the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC) for High School Students, Alyssa Dietz

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Weighted Low-Rank Approximation of Matrices:Some Analytical and Numerical Aspects, Aritra Dutta

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Optical Parity Time Metasurface Structures, Ahmed El Halawany

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Rivalry-Prone Dyads? Interstate Religious Differences and Military Conflict, Manar Elkhaldi

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Novel Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Agent and Biochemical Phosphate Sensor Based on Nanomaterials, Alaa Fadhel

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Interval Edge-Colorings of Graphs, Austin Foster

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The Female Human Trafficker in the Criminal Justice System: A Test of the Chivalry Hypothesis, Brielle Francis

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Reading comprehension deficits in children with ADHD: The mediating roles of working memory and orthographic conversion, Lauren Friedman

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Degradation of Hexachlorobenzene, Pentachlorophenol and Pentachloroanisole using Activated Magnesium in an Acidified Ethanol/Ethyl Lactate Cosolvent System, Amel Garbou

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The Attitude-Engagement Model Within-Persons: An Experience Sampling Study of Job Attitudes and Behavioral Engagement, David Glerum

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Analysis of Employment and Earnings Using Varying Coefficient Models to Assess Success of Minorities and Women, Amanda Goedeker

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An Inconclusive Truth: An Evaluation of Speleothem Evidence for Climate Change as a Driver of Ancient Maya Culture Change, Benjamin Goldblatt

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Pyroglutamylated amyloid beta peptides enhance non-fibrillogenic aggregation of the unmodified peptide, Gregory Goldblatt

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"Sealing the Bond": A Qualitative Study of African American Funeral Rituals, Danielle (Grant) Graham

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Rethinking Drinking: A Paradigm Shift for Estimating Social and Behavioral Harm, Thomas Hall