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REFERENCE POINT INDENTATION OF HUMAN TRABECULAR BONE TREATED WITH BISPHOSPHONATES FOR VARYING DURATIONS

Drew Jones
Reference point indentation (RPI), a novel form of micro-indentation, quantifies RPI material parameters which correlate with modulus, yield stress, strength, or toughness. Information linking bisphosphonate treatment length with the material properties of osteoporotic trabecular bone is needed to improve patient treatment. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine if RPI can be used to successfully evaluate human trabecular bone and if so, determine an optimized test method for using RPI on trabecular bone,...

Loss Aversion in Cocaine Users

Justin Charles Strickland
Numerous studies in behavioral economics have demonstrated that individuals are more sensitive to the prospect of a loss than a gain (i.e., loss aversion). Although loss aversion has been well described in healthy populations, little research exists in individuals with substance use disorders. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively evaluate loss aversion in cocaine users. Participants completed measures designed to assess loss aversion for drug and non-drug commodities under varying risk conditions. Cocaine...

How Therapists Use and Choose Mindfulness to Treat Trauma

Jessica M. King
This qualitative study used the phenomenological method to examine how therapists use mindfulness therapies and interventions to address trauma-salient issues with their clients. Specifically, it explored therapists’ use of and choices about mindfulness-based treatments when addressing post-traumatic stress symptoms, and trauma-relevant emotion dysregulation and attachment injury. Informants were associate and fully-licensed local therapists, recruited using convenience sampling and snowball sampling by word-of-mouth referrals. Data was collected by semi-structured interviewing. Interview data was analyzed with Moustakas’...

Development of a Self-Efficacy Scale for Teachers Who Teach Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abigail M. A. Love
This study aimed to measure teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Teacher self-efficacy refers to the belief teachers hold about their ability to affect student learning and has been shown to change teachers’ motivation, stress levels, and amount of given effort (Klassen, Tze, Betts, & Gordon, 2011). Numerous studies have dealt with the measurement of this construct and developed measures that assess teachers in different domains and populations; however, only one...

Characteristics of United States Seafood Consumers

Suliman Almojel
In this thesis, I conducted an analysis of the consumption patterns associated with demographic and socio-economic characteristics, using Tobit and double-hurdle models. Data were collected for 11,574 households from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for the year of 2014. Specific determinants included household size, age, income, gender, education, race, region, marital status, and whether the household lived in a coastal state. The results reveal that seafood expenditures are sequential decisions. Asian racial groups, households...

COFFEE IN CHINA

Jesse W. Mattingly
Although it remains a tea consuming nation, both production and consumption of coffee in China has been increasing at double-digit rates and is not expected to slow down (International Coffee Organization (ICO), 2015). With investments and upward trends in production and rapid increases in consumption of coffee in China it is important for producers and retailers of the bean1 in China to understand the new Chinese coffee consumer. Using survey data from Wuhan, China we...

SELF-PORTRAIT # 3

Don Adams

From \"Life Stories\"

Paul Hetherington

Deep Sleep, Cognition, Body Weight, Body Temperature, and Behavioral Distress Responses to New Onset Psychosocial Stressors are Blunted with Age in Male F344 Rats

Kendra E. Hargis
Complaints associated with aging, including cognitive deficits and sleep loss, are highly prevalent and negatively impact quality of life. Further, with increased age, humans are also more likely to experience new-onset psychosocial stressors, such as divorce, loss of a spouse, and social isolation. Stress has detrimental consequences that in many ways parallel the effects of aging on sleep and cognition. The long-standing stress/ glucocorticoid hypotheses of brain aging posit that stress exposure exacerbates aging symptoms,...

A DEBRIEFING TECHNIQUE IN HIGH-FIDELITY PATIENT SIMULATION AND COMPETENT DECISION-MAKING ABILITIES AMONG NURSING STUDENTS

Trena Seago
Nursing faculty are utilizing high-fidelity patient simulation (HPS) with debriefing to help engage nursing students in making competent clinical decisions. This quasi-experimental study examined the use of HPS with debriefing and students’ ability to make nursing care decisions using standardized exams. The experimental group received debriefing after HPS and the control group did not receive debriefing after HPS. The pre- and post-test assessed participants’ ability to make clinical care decisions. The analysis of the pre-test...

Considering Crises and Neoliberalism

Andrew Beutel, Delmar Reffett & Ashley Ruderman

Sugarmama

Shannon Sigler

Editor's Preface

Jessica Hollis

Discourse and Civil Repair

Jessica Hollis, Natalia Ruiz-Junco & Brett Smith

Towards Community Without Unity

Jonathan Lepofsky

Forget Not the Whip! Nietzsche, Perspectivism, and Feminism

Jennifer L. Hudgens
The nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is notoriously a misogynist according to many feminists. In parallel, Nietzsche’s theory of value, perspectivism, is relativist according to many philosophers. However, I propose a counter-reading of both Nietzsche’s comments regarding women and his comments regarding perspective in which I interpret Nietzsche as neither misogynistic nor relativistic. I adopt a stance which is non-apologist, in that I do not merely wash my hands of Nietzsche’s apparently sexist remarks about...

Urban Fabric

Beth Diamond & Krista L. Schneider

Liberalism and the Challenge of Fight Club

Christopher M. Duncan

Bodies of Knowledge

Ben Agger

Invited to the Slaughter in Šurany, Slovakia

Brendan F. R. Edwards

After the Garden is Gone

Andrew Battista

Much Ado about Mutton

Rebecca Lane & Christine Smith

Japan's Haunting War Art

Asato Ikeda

STRESS VARIATION AS UNIFYING FEATURES OF UPSTATE NEW YORK

Tracey Vail
This study investigates sociophonetic stress variation in the Onondaga County area of Upstate New York. I argue that five variations of stress correlate to factors of age, education level, place of residence, frequency, and analogical change. Dinkin and Evanini (2010) have examined and discovered similar outcomes of stress variation in his work with dialectal features across the state of New York. Rather than analyze the state and its borders in their entirety, I focus on...

NAVIGATING INTERCULTURAL SPACE

Brendan James O'Farrell
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) has termed our century “The New Global Century” and begun touting the importance of internationalization and global learning outcomes as a necessity in the post-9/11 era. These outcomes suggest students should be immersed in an unprecedented level of intercultural difference and rest on an assumption that student success is contingent upon students’ ability to navigate intercultural difference. Institutions across the country have embraced strategic interventions designed to...

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