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A Quantitative Study of Within-Group Discrimination of Gay Men 

Maki, Justin (2018-06-18)
The purpose of this study was to examine how the constructs of ageism, classism, culturalism, racism, sexism, and sizeism contribute to within-group discrimination experienced by gay men. Additionally, this study aimed to ...

Toward the Narrow Approach to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnostic Criteria: An Item Response Theory Analysis 

Silverstein, Madison (2018-06-18)
A crucial debate in the field of traumatic stress involves the question of whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is better represented by a broad or a narrow approach to establishing the set of symptom criteria ...

Expanded Understanding of Eleusine Diversity and Evolution 

Zhang, Hui (2018-06-18)
Eleusine, including 9 to 12 species, is a small genus of annual and perennial grass species within the Eragrosteae tribe and Chloridoideae subfamily. There are very few genomic information about this genus. The primary ...

Essays on Economic Growth, Population Growth, and Patent Policy 

D, Bharat (2018-06-15)  ETD File Embargoed
Economic growth is defined as an increase in the production of goods and services over a specific period of time and is calculated as the percentage change of real gross domestic product (GDP) from one year to another. ...

Novice Teachers' Instructional Practices in Elementary Social Studies 

Kristin, Zimbelman (2018-06-12)
The purpose of this case study was to explore the instructional practices novice elementary social studies teachers utilized in the design and implementation of their instruction. This study included four elementary ...

Skeletal Muscle Growth Responses to Voluminous Resistance Training in Young Men with or without Graded Dosage of Protein Supplementation 

Haun, Cody (2018-06-11)
Purpose: We examined hypertrophic outcomes of weekly graded whey protein dosing (GWP) versus whey protein (WP) or maltodextrin (MALTO) dosed once daily during 6 weeks of resistance training (RT). Methods: College-aged ...

Invisible Wounds: Preventing Vicarious Trauma in Practicing Counselors 

Taylor, Margaret (2018-06-08)
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between supervision and levels of vicarious trauma in practicing counselors. Due to the diverse number of traumatic events, the probability of counselors ...

SOCRATES-C: Measuring Readiness for Change in Academic Coaching 

Fry, Daniel (2018-06-08)
Academic coaching is a remedial method to assist undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulties due to counterproductive behavioral patterns related to their academic skills and habits. Developing academic skills ...

Novel ZnO nanoparticle activity against Liberibacter crescens growth and biofilm formation 

Naranjo, Eber (2018-06-07)  ETD File Embargoed
Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is the most devastating citrus disease worldwide and it severely affects the US citrus industry with millionaire losses annually. The phloem limited, insect vectored and uncultivable ...

The effects of practicing a motor skill with the expectation of teaching it: Benefits to skill learning, potential underlying mechanisms, and effects on skill performance under psychological pressure 

Daou, Marcos (2018-06-07)
This dissertation describes a program of research (consisted of five studies) that focused on investigating a practical technique intended to enhance individuals’ motor learning. Specifically, I examined whether learners ...

Preference for Accumulated and Distributed Token Exchange-Production Schedules: Effects of Task Difficulty and Variable Token-Production Schedules 

Falligant, John (2018-06-06)  ETD File Embargoed
Organisms allocate behavior to simultaneously available schedules of reinforcement as a function of different dimensions of reinforcement (e.g., delays, magnitude, response effort). Previous research suggests that ...

Electron Correlation in the Two-Color Photoionization and Laser Dissociation of H2+ 

Gatton, Averell (2018-06-05)  ETD File Embargoed
We have constructed, to our knowledge, a first of its kind two-color pulsed synchrotron (XUV) and strong field laser (IR) COld Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (COLTRIMS) experiment. We describe the design, ...

40Ar/39Ar Diffusion and Age Constraints in Muscovite from the Ruby Mountains, Northeastern Nevada 

Griffin, Kayla (2018-06-05)
Plutonic rocks exposed in the Basin and Range province are known to have experienced widespread extension and uplift at ca. 16.5 Ma. This extension is broadly coincident with timing of earliest volcanism of the Yellowstone ...

A Study of Native and Introduced Clupeids in Mobile River Basin Reservoirs 

Bart, Ryan (2018-06-05)
In 2010, Blueback Herring Alosa aestivalis, a nonnative species were first found in Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama. Since this initial discovery, Blueback Herring have been found in several other waters in Alabama including ...

The Effect of Stride Foot Contact Orientation on Overhand Shot Kinematics, Kinetics, and Performance Outcomes in Male Lacrosse Players 

Hanks, Matthew (2018-06-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States having increased from 253,931 players in 2001 to 826,033 players in 2016. Currently, there are no data regarding the kinematics and kinetics of the ...

Adding Insult to Industry: Alabamian Newspaper Framing of Tennessee River Pollution 

Currier, Mary Brettlyn (2018-05-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Media coverage of environmental topics typically reflects the environmental friendliness of the intended audience. When local media covers environmental problems in a historically industrial, non-environmental area, the ...

Transcriptome profiles of porcine oocytes and their corresponding cumulus cells reveal functional gene regulatory networks 

Kimble, Katelyn (2018-05-31)
The oocyte acquires developmental competence as it progresses through folliculogenesis. It does so, by communicating with the surrounding cumulus cells in a bidirectional fashion. Analyses of single oocytes are essential ...

Design and Manufacture of Surface Topography with Additive Manufacturing: Properties and Applications 

Khoshkhoo, Ali (2018-05-31)
The first study investigates the impact of surface texture parameters of natural surface specimens on the attachment of algae communities. The primary objective of this effort is to show feasibility in the approach of ...

Clinical Pharmacokinetic Analysis and Modeling of Tranexamic Acid in Dogs 

Almoslem, Mohammed (2018-05-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is an FDA approved drug for hemophilia patients undergoing dental extractions and women experiencing heavy bleeding during menstrual periods. It is also used to stop bleeding and decrease risk of ...

System Reliability Model for Long Span Arch Bridges 

Kolodziejczyk, Marek (2018-05-17)
Every structural system consists of elements with certain dependencies between each other. Current design codes do not account for these interactions and they provide provisions only for particular components. Thus, the ...

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