The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

Follow

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

PDF

Examining the Effects of Realism and Perspective on Aggression in a Video Game, Eric W. Klingemier
Department: Psychology

PDF

Children of Divorce Versus Children of Intact Families: Does Parental Status Influence How One Evaluates Different Marital Situations?, Milena E. Mauric
Department: Psychology

PDF

Violent Video Games, Contact Sports, and Aggression: Application of the Feneral Aggression Model, Aaron Rezendes
Department: Psychology

PDF

Guns and Sexuality: Pulling the Trigger of Attractiveness, Daniel Keith Terlonge
Department: Psychology

PDF

Liberty and Justice For All? The Influence of Media Exposure and Socioeconomic Identity on Perception of Crime, Martina Ward
Department: Psychology

PDF

You (Don't) Sound Gay!: a Study on the Effects of Homosexual Speech and Expectancy Violation on Target Likeability, Emily E. Wilson
Department: Psychology

PDF

Diminishing the Other-Race Effect: An Investigation Into Creating Better Cross-Cultural Facial Recognition Using Social-Categorization, Stephen Zumbrun
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

PDF

Eicosapentaenoic Acid Does Not Reduce Immobility in the Mouse Forced Swim Test, Salim Elie Abboud
Department: Psychology

PDF

More Than Meets the Eye: the Use of Auditory Cues in Hitting a Pitched Baseball, Brandon L. Boesiger
Department: Psychology

PDF

Integrative Study of Hand Lateralization and Tool-Use in Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus Apella) and Their Effects on Human Observers' Environmental Attitudes, Christine M. Cassella
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effect of Questioning Style on Vocabulary Acquisition: Can Preschoolers Self-Reference?, Lauren Courtney Colapietro
Department: Psychology

PDF

False Testimony of Law & Order: Court Television Dramas and Their Influence on Juries, Emily A. Daubert
Department: Psychology

PDF

Perception of Point-Light Biological Motion in Athletes and Non-Athletes, Colin F. Fink
Department: Psychology

PDF

To Help or Not to Help, That is the Question: The Effects of Openness, Conscientiousness and Gender of Victim on the Bystander Effect, Kelly G. Fredrickson
Department: Psychology

PDF

Experiences and Thoughts: A Daily Diary Study of Psychological Well-Being, Maria P. Gonzalez
Department: Psychology

PDF

Put Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes: The Effect of Having a Social Identity on Empathizing with a Bully or Victim, Kelly Goss
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effect of the Y Chromosome on Spatial Learning and Synaptic Density in the Hippocampus, Emily Hansen
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effects of Endogenous Ovarian Estrogen on Fear Memory Consolidation in Female Rats Using a Pavlovian Fear Conditioning Paradigm, Ye-Hyun Kim
Department: Psychology

PDF

Birds of a Feather Flock Together: a Study of Ethnicity and Personality Value Similarities Concerning Interpersonal Attraction, Patrick Litam
Department: Psychology

PDF

Amount of Formal Care Prior to Kindergarten, Erin Lustic
Department: Psychology

PDF

Emotional Intelligence: Impact of Stress on Self-Regulation, Dia A. Mason
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effects of Depression on Explicit and Implicit Memory: Mood Congruent Biases and Decreased Performance, Taylor A. McKay
Department: Psychology

PDF

Influence of Politeness on Likeability: Using Grice's Maxims in Human-Computer Interaction, Krysta Niemczyk
Department: Psychology

PDF

Power of Persuasive Speech: the Interplay Between Ethnicity, the Speaker, His or Her Message, and the Audience, Michael Panfil
Department: Psychology; Political Science

PDF

Laundry Is the Only Thing That Should Be Sorted By Color: the Role of Anxiety in Deterring Interracial Interactions, Katherine E. Patton
Department: Psychology

PDF

Birth Order and Competition: the Effects of Family Dynamics, Gender, and the Developmental Nature of One's Ordinal Position, Amanda K. Popiel
Department: Psychology

PDF

Satisfied?: Examining Job Satisfaction and Marital Satisfaction of Professors at State Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States of America, Erica Marie Ropers
Department: Psychology

PDF

Metacognitive Ability in Paired Associate and Text Comprehension Tasks: Comparisons and Attempts to Improve Metacognitive Accuracy, Stephanie Salisbury
Department: Psychology

PDF

Featural and Holistic Face Processing in Individuals With Autism, Ashley E. Zervos
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

PDF

Dynamic and Influential Relationship Between Attachments to Mother, Father, and God, Robert D. Adams
Department: Psychology

PDF

Relationship Between Working Memory and College Academic Performance, Aung Aung
Department: Psychology

PDF

Competition in Video Games: A Factor Other than Violence that May be Linked to Aggression, Matt Buzby
Department: Psychology

PDF

You Are What You Ate: A Retrospective Study of Early-Life Predictors of Dietary Restraint in Caucasian and African American College Women, Meredith H. Dykstra
Department: Psychology

PDF

Children's Attitudes and Behavior Intentions Toward Typical and Autistic Peers Who Are Aggressive and Non-Aggressive, Michelle L. Hall
Department: Psychology

PDF

Climbing the Social Ladder: The Effects of Social Skills Training on Children with Autism, Lindsey A. Headman
Department: Psychology

PDF

Teacher Support and Locus of Control As Protective Factors For Physically Abused Children, Carly C. Hofmann
Department: Psychology

PDF

Influence of Bilingual Experience on the Developing Brain: Dichotic Listening Differences Between Bilinguals and Monolinguals, Jung Kim
Department: Psychology

PDF

Relationship Between Codependency, Paternal Parenting Style and Intimate Opposite-Sex Mate Choice Among College Women, Amanda Kravochuk
Department: Psychology

PDF

Can Infant Vocalizations be Used as Audio Analgesia? The Effect of Listening to Infant Laughing and Crying on Pain Perception and Coping, Ashley L. Maciulaitis
Department: Psychology

PDF

Change Deafness: Allocating Attention to Auditory Changes and the Effects on Earwitness Testimony, Ellie A. Papke
Department: Psychology

PDF

Too Cool For School? The Relationship between High School Students' Self-Monitoring and Gender Identity to Academic Achievement and their Perception of Valuable Qualities in Peers, Alissa M. Schmidt
Department: Psychology

PDF

Comparison of Bully Prevention Programs in Middle Schools to the Number of Students Involved in Bullying Situations at Each Middle School, Collette R. Smith
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effect of Art Therapy on Self-Esteem and Short Term Memory Performance in the Elderly, Jessica L. Ward
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

PDF

Adult Attachment Style As a Predictor of Success and Exploration in First-Year College Students, Kathleen Fones-Wolf
Department: Psychology

PDF

Understanding Single-Sex Education: How Group Gender Composition Affects Predictions and Interpretations of Task Performance, Sarah M. Hamerstone
Department: Psychology

PDF

Friendship Structures: Motives in Forming and Managing Ideal and Actual Friendships, Tyler S. Heisterkemp
Department: Psychology

PDF

Perfectionism and Obsessive-Compulsive Tendencies: An Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effects on Athletes and Non-Athletes, Erin N. Herl
Department: Psychology

PDF

Goodbye Sympathy? Goodbye Humanity: How Sympathy and Compassion Can Solve the Animal Rights Debate, Shane Ryan Hess
Department: Psychology

PDF

Adolescent Identity and Romantic Relationships, Rebecca Hicks
Department: Psychology

PDF

"A Rabbi, a Priest and a Terrorist Walk Into a Bar...": How An Adverse Experience Affects Views in Political Correctness, Brandon Holman
Department: Psychology

PDF

"Manly Man" and "Girly Girl": a Likely Couple, or Just Coincidence? a Study of Psychological Androgyny, Sex Roles and Their Effects on Partner Selection and Relationship Satisfaction in College, Courtney M. Holmes
Department: Psychology

PDF

Pet Dogs As Moderators of Physiological Responses to Stress in Learning Disabled and Normally Functioning College Students, Martha E. Huiskamp
Department: Psychology

PDF

Lifetime of Happiness: the Development of Levels and Elicitors of Happiness, a Cross-Sectional Study, Abigail Johnson
Department: Psychology

PDF

Gender Differences in Pre-School Aggression: Intrinsic Gender Differences, the School Setting, and Parental Discipline Techniques, Meaghin Kennedy
Department: Psychology

PDF

Consumer Decision Making: An Interactive Account Between Information Load and Presentation Format, Hyun Joon Lee
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effects of Accutane on the Development of Depressive-Like Symptoms in Rats, Susan McDowell
Department: Psychology

PDF

Virtual Environments: Gender in Spatial Learning Ability in a Virtual Morris Water Maze, Nicholas Ryan Novak
Department: Psychology

PDF

Sex Differences Reflect Evolutionary Significance of Auditory Looming, Rianna L. Planisek
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effectiveness of Approach and Avoidance Coping Strategies on Performance in Golf Putting, Joseph P. Punturi
Department: Psychology

PDF

Can a Woman Deliver a Sports Report As Well As a Man? Differences in Male and Female Viewers' Perceptions of the Credibility of Sports Reporters, Benjamin A. Schafir
Department: Psychology

PDF

"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Do I See That Treat at All? Well...Maybe?": An Examination of the Concept of Theory of Mind and Dominance Competition in Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus Apella) Through Their Ability to Use a Mirror to Locate Hidden Food Rewards, Courtney M. Segovis
Department: Psychology

PDF

"He Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea," But Can Spongebob Be Influencing Children's Body Image Development?: a Cross-Sectional Analysis of "Spongebob, Squarepants" and Other Popular Television Programming on a Child's Development of Body Build Stereotypes, Bethany B. Skelton
Department: Psychology

PDF

Effect of Live Versus Videotaped Testimony on Juror Perceptions of Recall, Confidence, and Nonverbal Cues of An Adult Female Eyewitness, Meghan Grant Slipka
Department: Psychology

PDF

Use of Nicotine For Treatment of Schizophrenic Behavior: An Examination of Calcineurim Knockout Mice, Lakshman Swamy
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2004

PDF

Effects of Homelessness on the Development of Peer Relationships in Children, Michael M. Nienaber
Department: Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

PDF

Reflectiveness, Creativity, and Spirituality: Can Reflectiveness and Imagination Revitalize Spirituality and Religious Belief?, Stephen B. Baughman
Department: Religious Studies; Psychology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1994

PDF

The Spirituality and Death Anxiety of Hospice Volunteers and Trainees: a Qualitative Research Study, Laura B. Abernethy
Department: Psychology; Religious Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1988

PDF

Reading Comprehension and Preferences of Seventh Grade Students: An Analysis of the Fry Readability Formula and Children's Literature, Rebecca L. DeNelsky
Department: English; Psychology