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Volume 1, Issue 1

Speech Perception and Word Retrieval in Alzheimer's Disease (AD): A Pilot Study

By Jennifer Dennis | Mentor: Dr. Alejandro Brice

Speech Perception and Word Retrieval in Alzheimer's Disease (AD): A Pilot StudyThis research pilot project investigated speech and language related deficiencies in participants with and without Alzheimer's disease (AD). Information obtained from this study may lead to identification of early indicators of the disease that are not obtrusive. It was hypothesized that an individual with AD would still have storage of phonetic and lexical items, yet be unable to access them due to increased memory and processing demands... Read more

Commitment and Acceptance of Relationship Violence

By Jennifer Harrison | Mentor: Dr. Jana Jasinski

Commitment and Acceptance of Relationship ViolenceDating violence is often thought of as a precursor for spousal abuse and that understanding is beneficial. However, according to Makepeace (1981), all the reasons that married individuals give for remaining in violent relationships do not apply to courtship relationships, thus inspiring the question as to why do individuals in dating relationships remain in abusive relationships.... Read more

Predictors of Fear of Crime and the Relationship of Crime Rates and Fear of Crime

By Jennifer Truman | Mentor: Dr. Jana Jasinski

Predictors of Fear of Crime and the Relationship of Crime Rates and Fear of CrimeResearch has shown that demographic characteristics, media exposure, perceived risk to crime, and victimization are associated with a person's perception of crime. Also, many times a person's perception of crime does not coincide with the actual crime rates.... 
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The Assessment of University Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Sex

By Melissa Castora | Mentor: Dr. Jana Jasinski

The Assessment of University Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Sex Previous research provides varying results in the affects of sex education. While the goal of sex education is to educate and therefore protect one?s self from high-risk sexual behaviors, research provides support that knowledge and attitudes do not always comply with behavior. The purpose of this study is to test college students?.... Read more

The Effects of College Student Employment on Academic Achievement

By Lauren E Watanabe | Mentor: Dr. Jana Jasinski

The Effects of College Student Employment on Academic AchievementWith college tuition and the cost of living rising, many students find themselves in the position of having to be employed while trying to attend classes. This study examines the effects that employment has on college students' academic achievement and other possible factors that might have contributed..... Read more

All Deliberate Delay: Desegregating the Public Schools of Orange County, Florida

By Brittany Bernstein | Mentor: Dr. Richard Crepeau

All Deliberate Delay: Desegregating the Public Schools of Orange County, Florida Discussions of the Deep South often ignore Florida and neglect to note the complexities of race relations throughout the state's history. Central Florida particularly has been overlooked and historians have yet to establish firmly the history of mid-twentieth century race relations in the region..... Read more

Hanging by a Thread: Enhancing the Forensic Value of Dyed Cotton Trace Evidence though the Application of Novel Techniques in Fiber Discrimination

By Rachel M Russo | Mentor: Dr. Barry Fookes

Hanging by a Thread: Enhancing the Forensic Value of Dyed Cotton Trace Evidence though the Application of Novel Techniques in Fiber DiscriminationThis thesis examines the capability of current techniques in fiber classification such as UV-visible microspectrophotometry (MSP) (for dye in situ and/or extracted) to discriminate between fibers from sources known to be different........ Read more

Ut Pictura Poesis and the Relationship Between Poetry and Painting During the Renaissance

By Shannon O'Donoghue | Mentor: Dr. Jody Culter

Ut Pictura Poesis and the Relationship Between Poetry and Painting During the RenaissanceThis essay explores ut pictura poesis as a renaissance art theory. The main objective of Renaissance artists and art critics who promoted the theory was to raise painting to the status of a liberal art by comparing it to the honored art of poetry..... Read more