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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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From Excited Charge Dynamics to Cluster Diffusion: Development and Application of Techniques Beyond DFT and KMC, Shree Ram Acharya

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Subjective-Objective Discrepancies Among Patients with Sleep Complaints in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Keri Bayley

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A Theory of Cultural Tolerance for Preventing Ethnic Conflict: Evidence from Former Soviet States, Ajara Boulibekova

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A Complex Calculus: How Message Format and Processing Route Coordinate to Influence HPV Vaccination Message Persuasiveness Among Young Adults, Laura Boutemen

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Rumination and executive dysfunction: Risk factors for vascular depression, David Brush

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Does Constructive Criticism Boost Creativity? Examining the Moderating Role of Leader-Member Exchange, Learning Goal Orientation, and Feedback Seeking Behavior, Devin Burnell

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Understanding Human Performance and Social Presence: An Analysis of Vigilance and Social Facilitation, Victoria Claypoole

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Attitudinal Trends in Support for Police Use of Force Before and After Ferguson, TaShanda Dennison

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Demanding Reduction: An Exploration of County-Level Characteristics Associated with Areas of Human Trafficking in Florida, Madelyn Diaz

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Integration of Fundamental Research and CER: The Role of Authenticity in Developing Views on the Nature of Teaching, Learning, and Doing Science, Julie Donnelly

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Dynamically Tunable Plasmonic Structural Color, Daniel Franklin

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Reflectance Transformation Imaging: Documenting Graffiti in the Maya Lowlands, Rachel Gill

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Investigating the Role of Cognitive Load in Synthetic Learning Environments for Training, Joelene Goh

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Nanoscale Characterization and Mechanism of Electroless Deposition of Silver Metal, Christopher Grabill

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Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy in Central Florida: Who is Represented?, Mary Hager

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Potential Relationship Between Vascular Depression and Autobiographical Memory Specificity in an Older Adult Population According to the CaR-FA-X Model, Manuel Herrera Legon

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Characterizing Biogeochemical Shifts in Two Salix Caroliniana Michx. Encroached Freshwater Subtropical Marshes, Janet Ho

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Young Adult Development and Caregiving: Disposition and Involvement in Care, Nicholas James

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Determining the Small-scale Structure and Particle Properties in Saturn's Rings from Stellar and Radio Occultations, Richard Jerousek

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Investigating compositional variations of S-complex near-Earth asteroids: (1627) Ivar, Jenna Jones

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USDA Instructional Risk Messages for High Pathogen Avian Influenza, Jenna Jones

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Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Graphene and Single-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides in the Presence of Defects, Mahtab Khan

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Split Aptameric Turn-On Fluorescence Sensor for Detection of Sequence Specific Nucleic Acid at Ambient Temperature, Nanami Kikuchi

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What #NoWomanEver Wants To Hear: The Social Construction of Corrective Facework After Street Harassment, Emily Knapp

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State Gun Control Laws, Jacob LaFleur

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Oculomotor Mechanisms Underlying Attentional Costs In Distracted Visual Search, Joanna Lewis

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Working Memory Capacity and Executive Attention as Predictors of Distracted Driving, Jennifer Louie

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Style Speaks: Clothing Judgments, Gender Stereotypes, and Expectancy Violations of Professional Women, Jamie Lower

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Polyelectrolyte Complexes Based on Poly(acrylic acid): Mechanics and Applications, Xiaoyan Lu

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Recruiting Followers for the Caliphate: A Narrative Analysis of Four Jihadist Magazines, Andrea Madrazo

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Holding Off on the Fun Stuff: Academic Media Multitasking and Binge Watching Among College Students, Kelly Merrill Jr.

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Olfaction, Memory, and Presence in Warfighters: Do the Scents of War Matter?, Benson Munyan

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Analysis of United States Congresswomen's Tweets During the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches Against Donald Trump in the U.S., Cynthia Nnagboro

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Organizational Legitimacy as Co-Created Value, Christina Maria Olsen

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Coming to a Full Stop: An Investigation of Menstrual Period Stigmas in College Students, Mary Jane O'Toole

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The Spatial Distribution of Tumuli in the Iron Age Kanak Su Basin, Turkey, Paige Paulsen

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Don't Do the Crime If You Can't Do a Man's Time: Examining Sentencing Disparities Using Offender Demographics, Vanessa Rinker

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Domestic Stalking, Violation of Protective Orders, and Homicide in Chicago: The Influence of Social Disorganization and Gender Inequality, Sarah Sacra

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An Analysis of Terrorism and Mental Health in Mass Shootings as Perceived by the Media, Amairini Sanchez

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The Evolution of Shared Responsibility and Instructional Risk Communication in Brazil's Campaign against the Zika Virus, Rodrigo Soares

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Categorical Change: Exploring the Effects of Concept Drift in Human Perceptual Category Learning, Andrew Wismer

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Optical Properties of Single Nanoparticles and Two-dimensional Arrays of Plasmonic Nanostructures, Yadong Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Growth and doping of MoS2 thin films for electronic and optoelectronic applications, Hussain Abouelkhair

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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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Light Trapping in Thin Film Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Javaneh Boroumand Azad

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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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Using Molecular Genetic and Demographic Tools to Improve Management of Ex Situ Avian Populations, Gina Ferrie

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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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Examining Energetic and Structural Components of Knowledge of Result Using a Vigilance Paradigm, Nicholas Fraulini

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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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GIS Analysis of Obsidian Artifacts distribution at Holtun from the Preclassic through the Classic Periods., Melvin Guzman Piedrasanta

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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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An Assessment of Trace Elements Distribution in Teeth Utilizing a Sample Group from Postclassic Lamanai: The Application of LA-ICP-MS in Bioarchaeology and Forensics, Michelle Hawkins

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

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Cafeteria Culture: An Anthropological Approach to Lunchtime in a Central Florida Elementary School, Emily Herrington

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Gamification of Visual Search in Real World Scenes, Alyssa Hess

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Mucking About: Hydrologic Regime and Soil Carbon Storage in Restored Subtropical Wetlands, Alicia Huber

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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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Monitoring Crystal Structure Refinements Using Solid-State NMR Chemical Shift Tensors, Keyton Kalakewich

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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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Health Behaviors in Military Veterans with and without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Emily Kitsmiller

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

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The Physical Properties and Composition of Main-Belt Asteroids from Infrared Spectroscopy, Zoe Landsman

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Affective Chickens and Performance Eggs: A Longitudinal Meta-Analysis, Matthew Lapalme

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Two-Component Covalent Inhibitors (TCCI) of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Reverse Transcriptase (HIV-RT), Carlos Ledezma

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The Impact of Automation and Stress on Human Performance in UAV Operation, Jinchao Lin

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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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Faculty Knowledge and Readiness in Reporting Student Victimization Disclosure and Title IX Compliance, Abigail Malick

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Life After the Boat: Understanding the Needs of Refugees Living in Second Reception Centers in Sicily, Russell Manzano

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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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Do multiple conditions elicit the visual redundant signals effect in simple response times?, Ada Mishler

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Nitrogen-Containing Materials for Mechanochemical Synthesis, Luminescence Analysis, and Heterogeneous Catalysis, David Nash

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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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Solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems with Matrix Product States, Sabine Pelton