Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

Volume 11 - 2012

Kappa Omicron Nu Leadership Academy, Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor
PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798
(T) (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003 - [email protected]

The opinions expressed by the authors are their own and
do not necessarily reflect the policies of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Managing Editor:

Dorothy I. Mitstifer

This journal was organized as a refereed publication during the First Undergraduate Research Conference of the Undergraduate Research Community (URC) for the Human Sciences at the Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave, Grosvenor Resort, Orlando, August 2-5, 2001.

On October 15, 2001, the Editorial Committee announced the Call for Papers and set the first deadline for papers as January 15, 2002. No deadlines will be set for future publications; submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Guidelines for authors can be found at URC Guidelines and at Guidelines for Submissions. Further information can be obtained at the above e-mail address.

—Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor

Table of Contents - Volume 11

Research Manuscripts

The Emotional Impact of Workplace Bullying
Alexander M. Fireman, Alecia M. Santuzzi*, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Not All Cultural Misunderstandings are Negative: The Inadequacy of the Concept of Ethnocentrism
Jordan Hyde, Alex North, Brigham Young University - Idaho

SAT Coaching in Unlikely Places: Offering Achievement Test Preparation to Students with Academic and Economic Need
Tracey Cannova, Mary Beth Schaefer*, St. John’s University

Do Perceived Social Norms Affect Generosity?
Matthew Hagler, Catherine Lambert, Natalie Rothwell, and Karen Yu*, Sewanee: The University of the South

My Space: Reactions to Proxemic Violations in an Interview Setting
Robert Bitting, Luke Brenneman, Brianne Jewett, Ryan Schnurr, Huntington University

Relational Self-Construal and the Process of Forming New Relationships
Shawn Butcher, Dr. Jonathan S. Gore*, Eastern Kentucky University

Born To Be Destitute: Capital Transfer and Intergenerational Transfer of Poverty
Augus Surachma, Professor Hartoyo*, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Postnatal Environmental Influences on Rat Dam Maternal Behavior and Offspring Anxiety
John M. Preslik, University of California, Berkeley

Advocating Genital Autonomy: Methods of Intactivism in the United States
Travis Wisdom, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Half a Nation! - Financial Inclusion Lessons for India
Nazuk Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Workplace Ergonomics: A 3-Phase Intervention at the Workplace
Rachel Van Cleave, Jenna Osseck, Ashley Hartman, Deirdra Frausto, Alaina Kramer, Truman State University

The Digital Divide Within Education Caused by the Internet
Benjamin Todd, Acadia University, Ontario, Canada

Effect of a Brief Worksite Health Education Workshop on the Fall Prevention Knowledge of Physical Plant Employees
Justin McDermott, Joan Scacciaferro, Beth Antonacci, Alaina Kramer, Truman State University

Using Personality Profiles and Gender to Predict Affect
Chelsey L. VanDyke, Jonathan S. Gore*, Eastern Kentucky University

Healthy Tazewell County Initiative: Implementation of the MAPP Process and Survey Findings
Erin N. Oates, Maureen Cluskey*, Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Perceptions of Service: A Case Study of Post-Earthquake Haiti
Allison Mousel, DePauw University

Analysis of U.S. Mainstream Media: A Case Study of News Reports on Occupy Wall Street Event
Laya Liu Linjun Fan, Shantou University, Guandong, China

University Students' Reflections on School Music
Diane Stjern, North Dakota State University

Test Anxiety and Learning Potential in College Students
Nicholas Cale, Christopher Fowler*, Melisa Rempfer*, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Stroop Effect Differences of Native and Non-Native Japanese Speakers
Aaron Tiesling-Rusch, Andrew Dimond, Beloit College

The Effect of Microbial Contamination upon the Plasticity of Ceramic Clays
John Henrikson, Ted Fleming*, Bradley University



Research Papers

E-Content Management and Development: Hijacking Plagiarism on the High Sea of Cyber-Intellectualism
Victor Counted, West Africa Theological Seminary (Nigeria)

The Evolution of Affirmative Action
Mario B. Rojas, IV, Newberry College

Sarah Palin and her Role in Changing Views toward Democratic Representation
Joel Gritzfeld, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Why Do Negotiations Tend to Fail in a Cross-cultural Milieu? The China and Norway Affair
Mario B. Rojas, IV, Newberry College

In Cold Blood”: A Profile of the Antisocial Personality Disorder
Mary Anne Gunter, Lyon College

Through the Lens of Attention Restoration Theory: The Pursuit of Learning in Gardens throughout History
Amy Thielen, Karen R. Diller, Washington State University Vancouver

Healthy Eating for a Low-income Family: SNAP
Catherine Elizabeth Luedtke, Suzy Weems*, Janelle Walter*, Baylor University

A Safe Place to Start Over: The Role of Design in Domestic Violence Shelters
Sarah M. Kesler, Kansas State University

Women and Nostalgia During the American Civil War: Cursed as a Cause, Blessed as the Cure
Alicia Zuberbier, Carroll University

Video Games
Obaid Rashed Aleghfeli, Kaist University

Internet Addiction
Nawwaf Rashed, Kaist University


Special Edition: School Bullying

Special Edition: School Bullying

School Bullying Hurts: Evidence of Psychological and Academic Challenges among Students with Bullying Histories
Amanda Brandt, Krishny Zaveri, Ketty Fernandez, Lauraine Jondoh, Evelyn Duran, Lindsey Bell, Jennifer Gutierrez, Nicole Benna, Daniel Cruz, Ph.D.*, Caldwell College





* Faculty Co-Author
** Faculty Project Coordinator


Contact: Dr. Ginger Phillips-Schiller
Telephone Number: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003
E-mail: [email protected]

Press Release

New Journal Announced

East Lansing, Michigan . . . . Announcing Online Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. This online journal implements the plan to develop an electronic journal to reflect excellent undergraduate research in the human sciences. The Undergraduate Research community for the Human Sciences has a commitment to make this journal visible and compare in quality with similar publications in the natural sciences, engineering, and psychology. It is intended that this journal will be a testament to undergraduate research and curricular innovation in the human sciences. Although the first deadline was January 15, 2002, submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Presenters at the first Undergraduate Research Conference (8/01) and other undergraduates that have completed research are invited to submit papers for Volume 2 - 2003. Graduate students may submit papers if the work was completed as an undergraduate student.There are no affiliation requirements; all undergraduates conducting research in the human sciences are eligible to submit papers. Papers may represent a full range of research, including quantitative, qualitative, and action research. Papers are classified as (a) research manuscript, (b) research paper, and (c) research reports. See Guidelines for Submissions.

Request: Please distribute copies of the Call for Papers to faculty engaged with undergraduate researchers. The success of this journal depends on the enthusiastic participation of human sciences units and the diverse programs within their umbrella missions. Thank you in advance for your support.


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