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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2019

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The Elicitation of White Collective Guilt Through “Culture and Media” as Moderated by White Racial Identity, Diverse Cultural Curriculum, and Gender Identity, Maeven Barry
Department: Psychology

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Pre-Decisional Distortion: Through the Lens of Athlete Endorsement, Marcus W. Bowers
Department: Psychology

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Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Regarding Tattoos in Relation to Social Dominance Orientation and Perceived Entitativity, Caitlin B. Colapietro
Department: Psychology

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Examining the Effect of Attachment Styles on Sternberg's Love Components and on Loyalty, Voice, Neglect, and Exit in Adult Romantic Relationships, Jamila Coleman
Department: Psychology

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The Effect of Crowd Noise On Free Throws in Basketball, Garrett Crum
Department: Psychology

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Psychic or Not: Examining the Effects of Psychic Distance on Implicit Attitudes and Empathetic Connections, Nathaniel C. Davis
Department: English; Psychology

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ESL Students and the Education System, Paulina Rene Day
Department: Psychology

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The Effect of Hypothetical Expense and Socioeconomic Status on Decision Making Task, Naonari Deguchi
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Imposter Feelings, Social Support, Perceived Discrimination, and SES on Self-efficacy, Darryl Dugans
Department: Psychology

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The Effective Mentor: Non-Parental Mentorship and the Outcomes Across Adolescence, Oriana Freeman
Department: Psychology

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Comical Thinking: Connecting Working Memory to Visual Narrative Comprehension, Ben Garnitz
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Brief Mindfulness Meditation on Attention in the Attentional Network Task, Victoria Hartley
Department: Psychology

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Love at First Swipe: The Accuracy of First-Impression Personality Judgements in the Realm of Mobile Dating Apps, Sophie Elizabeth Hawkins
Department: Psychology

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Effect of Educational Media on Preschoolers’ Cognitive Empathy, Shogo Hayashi
Department: Psychology

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More Than Your Grade: How Implicit Theories of Intelligence and Academic Contingent Self-Worth Shape Self-Esteem after Failure or Success Feedback, Corey Ellen Holt
Department: Psychology

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Searching for the “Icelandic Madness”! An Investigation of Factors Influencing Individual Motivation and Team Success in Intercollegiate Athletics, Madalyn Ireton
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Biased Auditory Sex Ratios on Ejaculation Parameters in Healthy Human Males (Homo sapiens)., Harper Jones
Department: Biology; Psychology

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Six of One, Une Demi-Douzaine de L’Autre: Detecting Cross-Language Code-Switching in a Continuous Narrative, Melissa Kadish
Department: French and Francophone Studies; Psychology

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Determinants of Latinx Patients’ Perceptions of Trust in their Physicians at the Primary Health Care Level, Emani J. Kelley
Department: Psychology

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The Effect of a Placebo introduced as a Cognitive Stimulant on Working Memory in Humans, as reflected by the P300 ERP Amplitude, Suriah Khan
Department: Neuroscience; Psychology

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The Interaction Between Social Identities and Space at The College of Wooster, Alicea Anna Kouyaté
Department: Psychology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Investigating the Effect of Internalization of Body Image and Exercise Type on Intuitive Eating: An Expansion of the Acceptance Model of Intuitive Eating, Harley M. Layman
Department: Psychology

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The Effect of Test Assessment Mode on Social Desirability in Children, Elizabeth Levine
Department: Psychology

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Examining relationships between stress reduction and art therapy through prompt structured drawing with interpretation, Lida LeVine
Department: Psychology

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Did You Notice I Was Upset? The Effects of Neuroticism Levels on Emotion Recognition, Laura Papp
Department: Psychology

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Music Semantics: Investigating the Diatonic Perception of Music, Marcus Peh
Department: Psychology

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Are your Parents to Blame?: Parental Involvement's Effects on College Academic Achievement, Samantha Ponzetti
Department: Psychology

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Cross-Category Effects in Face Recognition According to Arbitrary Group Categorization, Henry F. Pride-Wilt
Department: Psychology

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Effects of Headspace on Cognition and Stress Level after Acute Stress, Erika Prince
Department: Psychology

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"But it's not Fair!": Effects of Experimenter Familiarity on Inequity Aversion in Dogs, Kia Radovanovic
Department: Psychology

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How team building influences team outcomes, Yichen Tang
Department: Economics; Psychology

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Princesses, Soccer Players, and Sheep: Understanding the Development of Gender Identities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Germany, Anna S. Vogt
Department: Psychology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Correlating Enjoyment of Boarding School Experience with Personality and Attachment., David H. Westcott
Department: Psychology

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Cowboys and Tiaras: The Role of Child Gender Nonconformity on Evaluations of Same-sex and Different-sex Families, Andrew David White
Department: Psychology

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Differences Between Males and Females in Working Memory in Result of a Concussion, Erica White
Department: Psychology

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College Students’ Perceptions and Understandings of Stalking, Taylor Yong
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2018

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The Stigmatization of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as Influenced by Gender, Evelina Alex
Department: Psychology

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Perceived Discrimination, Social Support, and Group Identification: Predictors of Psychological Well-Being among International Students, Maria Atala
Department: Psychology

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An Analysis of the Ego-Depletion Effects of Emotion Versus Attention Draining Tasks: Even Emotionally Arousing Depletion Tasks Do Not Show an Ego-Depletion Effect, Savannah Binion
Department: Psychology

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Autism Spectrum and Disordered Eating Traits Predicting Cognitive Functioning in a Non-Clinical Sample, Katharina S. Bochtler
Department: Psychology

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Cut the BS: The Harm of Benevolent vs. Hostile Sexism and the Buffering Effect of Gender Group Identification, Madison C. Brown
Department: Psychology

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Romance Versus Friendship: Examining Relationships Using the Investment Model, Angelica Buczkowski
Department: Psychology

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Effects of Motivation and Personality Traits on Adherence to an Injury Rehabilitation Process, Rachel Burger
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between Adult Playfulness and Decision-Making, George Burgi
Department: Psychology

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Men Were More Supportive of Male Rape Myths: An Investigation into Stereotypical Gender Role Beliefs and Support Organizations' Preparedness, Emily Colwell
Department: Psychology

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“You like Me, Aren’t We Friends?”: Exploring the Relationship Between Resource Control Strategies and Friendship, Martinique Eaddie
Department: Psychology

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Past Determines Future: The Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Individuals’ Adherence & Compliance and its Variance Amongst Athletic Identity, Chevy Echols
Department: Psychology

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The Role of Traditional and Western Healing Practices on the Well-being of Diné People, Sierra Elrod
Department: Psychology

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“KASH” Me Outside, How ‘Bout That: Using the LGB-KASH Scale and SDO to Measure Attitudes Toward the LGBTQ+ Community in the United States and Outside in France, Virginia Grohol
Department: Psychology

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The Gender Differences in the Perception of Bullying in College of Wooster Students, Sessi Houessou-Adin
Department: Psychology

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Relationships Between Substance Abuse, Emotional Intelligence, Impulsivity, and Social Support: An Examination of Factors Relating to Addiction, Grant P. Hudson
Department: Psychology

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Examining Relationships Between Personality and Inexperienced Imagery Ability Among Athletes and Non-Athletes, Jamie C. Kenyon
Department: Psychology

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Resilience in STEM Students: An Analysis of the Demographic, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal Predictors of Resilience, Catherine B. Kuzmishin
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Objectification on Varsity Athletes: A Comparison of Its Consequences in Sports with Revealing and Non-Revealing Uniforms, Maggie C. Layde
Department: Psychology

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The Role of Stress on Executive Functioning: Mediating Effects of Brief Mindfulness Meditation, Georgina M. Legierski
Department: Psychology

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The Impact Message Framing and Construal Level Have on Health Decisions, Taylor Mathews
Department: Psychology

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An Examination of the Relationship between Perceptions of Campus Climate and Academic Competence, Cheyenne McQueen
Department: Psychology

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Too Many Fish on Facebook? A Mediation Analysis of Social Media Use Effects on Social Comparison and Commitment in Modern Romantic Relationships, Emily S. Neill
Department: Psychology

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A Matter of Time and Bonding: The Development of Affect-, Cognition-Based Trust, and Cooperation in Virtual Teams, Chuc-Anh (Nora) T. Nguyen
Department: Psychology

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Case In Pointe: A Case Study of a Professional Dancer With a Chronic Knee Injury and Their Exemplification of the Parameters of the Self-Determination Theory, Jordan E. Ouellette
Department: Theatre and Dance; Psychology

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Predictors of Cultural Threat in Class Selection, Alexandra K. Pacheco
Department: Psychology

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Influence of Stereotype Threat on Children’s Math Performance: Testing a Novel Drawing Self-Affirmation Intervention, Zoe C. Rankin
Department: Psychology

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Beyond The Breakfast Club: The Influence of Breakfast Type on Cognition, Jillian D. Saccogna
Department: Psychology

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Influence of Stress on Spatial Orientation, Nanak Saran
Department: Neuroscience; Psychology

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The Effects of Gender and the Presence of a Weapon on Face Recognition, Dorie Schram
Department: Psychology

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The Impact of Humanization and Dehumanization on Attitudes Toward Criminal Reintegration, Sophie A. Schram
Department: Psychology

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The Influence of Exposure to Unbalanced Sex Ratios on Perceived Vocal Attractiveness, Taylor N. Sikich
Department: Psychology

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Inclusion (Terms and Conditions Apply): Perceptions of Exclusion in the LGBTQ+ Community, Aaron J. Sterling
Department: Psychology

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Get Your Head in the Game: The Effect of Mindsets on Athletic Performance and Persistence, Ari Stern
Department: Psychology

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Food for Thought: The Effects of Past and Present Food Insecurity on Subjective Well-Being and Child Behavior, Jena C. Styka
Department: Psychology

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Attitudes of College Students and Teachers on the School Inclusion of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Minerva Vidaurrazaga Serrano
Department: Psychology

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Observing N400 Amplitude Differences in the Bilingual Brain through Semantic Processing of Negative and Neutral Words, Elise Waltzer
Department: Psychology

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Attachment Style and Romantic Satisfaction as Predictors of Relationship Visibility on Facebook, Amanda I. Wells
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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The Modulatory Influence of Interventions on Empathic Neural Responses to Pain for Christian and Muslim Faces, Makenzie Adkins
Department: Psychology

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Empathy and Similarity-Attraction Within a Group Setting, Sarah C. Bacon Ehlers
Department: Psychology

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Food, Media and Body Image: On how food and body type influences internalization and resulting viewer Body Dissatisfaction, Nichapar Boonparlit
Department: Psychology

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The Efficacy of a Reading Pull-out Intervention on Student’s Rate of Improvement and Positive Reading Attitude, Rylee R. Bouillion
Department: Education; Psychology

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Effects of Video Games on Group Perception and Prejudice Reduction, Linea K. Brouse
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Performers' Facial Expressions on Emotion Perception in Music, Rachel Castle
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Parental Conflict and Divorce on Attachment Security and Perception of Couples on College Students, Elizabeth Clark
Department: Psychology

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Coercive Sexual Encounters: Adult Attachment as a Predictor of Emotional Response, Olivia Cretella
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between Dark Triad Scores and Drinking Behaviors, Drug Use, Sexual Activity, and Co-Curricular Involvement in College Students, Kathleen C. Gale
Department: Psychology

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Video Games, Starting Age, and Executive Function, Aubrey A. Gealy
Department: Psychology

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Scarcity and Decision Making: The Cognitive Effects Poverty has on Food Choice Behavior, Irene M. Goldsmith
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Treadmill Running on ADHD-like Behaviors in Adolescent Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Jamie Hibbs
Department: Psychology

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Inquiries into the Psychological Mechanisms of Small Money Political Donations, Ben Hopper
Department: Psychology

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Can Burnout, Conservation of Resources Theory, and Basic Psychological Needs Theory predict Academic Success?, James J. Kocab
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Adolescent Bullying on Adult Mental Health, Stephenie N. Little
Department: Psychology

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Rethinking Recovery: Women’s Experiences of Self-Efficacy in Court-Sanctioned Chemical Dependency Treatment, Sarah Onyx E. Marosi
Department: Psychology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Keeping Your Head in the Game: Examining Cognitive Recovery from the Effects of Physical and Mental Fatigue in Athletes, Zachary H. Mastrich
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Income on American MTURK Workers Consumer Styles Inventory Orientations, Andrew R. Merriam
Department: Psychology

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Competitive Victimhood in an Academic Setting, Eli Millette
Department: Psychology

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex Positivity and Message Framing Among Young Women, Sophie Nathanson
Department: Psychology

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The Mentality of Strength: A Study on the Effects of Grit, Self-Control, and Conscientiousness on Rate of Progress in Powerlifting, Robert L. Park
Department: Psychology

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Effects of Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions on Life Skills Performance in the Context of Poverty, Phuong Nhu Pham
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between Self-Esteem, Ambivalence, and Relationship Outcomes within Romantic Partnerships, Victoria J. Schriber
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Teaching Methods on Children’s Concept of Living Things, Lydia E. Schwartz
Department: Psychology

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The Impact of Confidence and Doubt on The Effect of Social Pressure, Larissa Severns
Department: Psychology

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It Is Not About How Much You Pay, But How You Pay It: The Motivational Effects of Compensation on Worker Effort Using Self-Determination Theory, Unnati Singhania
Department: Business Economics; Psychology

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Attitudes Toward the Police, Danielle Marie Slichenmyer
Department: Psychology