Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

Volume 12 - 2013

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 12

Research Manuscripts

Social Capital Development in Hispanic Communities
Kathleen G. Westwood, Devyani Chandran*, St. Olaf College

Barriers to Seeking Help for Mental Health Issues in Women Ages 22 – 64
Olivia Means, Mary Armstrong*, Kathleen Moore*, University of South Florida

Identifying Dominant Personality Traits
Kirstie L. Bash and Lynn S. Urban*, University of Central Missouri

Time Flies When You're Having Fun: The Influence of Continuous Attention on the Perception of Time
Chelsea Donaldson, Briana Paulman, University of Oklahoma

Defining the Causes of Educational Achievement: The Effect of Social Capital on the Educational Achievement of Youth
Johnny De Vito, New York University

Bullying on Facebook: How It Affects Secondary School and College Students
Emily Salinas, Deana Coan, Sara Ansley, Andrew Barton, Caleb McCaig, Jennifer T. Edwards*, Tarleton State University

Re-balancing or Counter-balancing? Assessing America's Response to China's Rise through Bilateral Investment Treaties
Esther Tran-Le,  New York University

Definitions of Dating Violence among African American College Students: Their Relationships with Gender Role Beliefs
Tara Bremond, Joseph Cannatella, Bonnie Ahn*, Hyunsook Kang*, Southeastern Louisiana University

Youth Empowerment: How College Students Can Affect Peacekeeping
Lauren Candemeres, University of Tampa

Is the Socioemotional Quality of Emergent Reading Interactions Related to Young Children's Emergent Reading Skills?
Symonne S. Kennedy, Stephanie M. Curenton*, Rutgers University

Correlates of Weight Perceptions among Adolescents
Gene Oliverius, Darlene Haff*, Nevada State College

Effects of Person Organization Fit on Satisfaction, Commitment, and Turnover
Vishakha Gupta, University of Puget Sound

Relationship Satisfaction, Confidence, and Outness in Lesbian-Identified Facebook Users
Lexi Pulice-Farrow, Jennifer L. Hughes, and Ashley E. Bohnert, Agnes Scott College

The Mediating Role of Credit Card Misuse on Collegiate Compulsive Buying: A Replication Study
Cynthia Dublin, Chang-Ok Choi*, G. Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Comparison of Aluminum Mordanted and Nonmordanted Wool and Cotton Dyed with Walnut
Kelsie Doty, Kansas State University

Across Hemispheres: Comparing Interhemispheric Transfer Times of Japanese and Americans
Andrew J. Dimond, Aaron Tiesling-Rusch, Beloit College

Efficacy of Individual Nutrition Counseling on Resting Energy Expenditure, Oxygen Consumption, Fat-Free Mass, and Percentage Fat of Body Weight
Afton Kechter, Jeanette Davidson*, G. Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Assessing Middle School Students Need for a School Counselor
Michele R. Schmalzel, Siena Heights University

The "Growing" American Dream: An Analysis of Historic Trends in Housing
Erin Cammel, Kansas State University

Information Comprehension: Handwritten vs. Typed Notes
Karen S. Duran and Christina M. Frederick*, Sierra Nevada College

The Relation Between Text Medium and Critical Reading Scores (2012)
Troy Mott, Christina Frederick*, Sierra Nevada College

Motives that Predict Liking and the Usage of Facebook
Ashley E. Bohnert, Jennifer L. Hughes, Lexi Pulice-Farrow, Agnes Scott College

The Relationship between Personality Traits and Compulsive Buying
Justin R. Bivens, Jonathan S. Gore*, Sytisha Claycomb*, Eastern Kentucky University

Predictors of Agoraphobia
Keshia Wagers, Jonathan S. Gore*, Eastern Kentucky University


Research Papers

Contemporary Marimba: Trends in Composition
James Peter Millican, North Dakota State University

Psychological and Legal Evaluation of a "Totality" Versus "Per Se" Approach to Juvenile Offenders
Kelsey Ball, University of Virginia

Testing Scientific Claim At Own Risk: Reproducibility Against Novelty
Artem Akopyan, The University of Western Ontario

Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Overuse Injuries
Kaitlyn Sippel, California University of Pennsylvania

Athletes and Pulmonary Embolism
Aimee N. Thompson, California University of Pennsylvania

An Examination of Imperialism in Edith Wharton's Travel Writing
Christine Kelley, Elizabethtown College

Treatment of Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis
Kirstie B. Pistner, California University of Pennsylvania

Content Analysis and Comparison of Women's Literature: Relating Sex, Ethnics, and Communication in Gender
Ellen Wieberg, Pittsburg State University

Quasi-revolution in psychology and reproducibility of extraordinary results
Artem Akopyan, The University of Western Ontario

After Latinidad: Reimagining Latino Identity in the works of Junot Díaz
Grant Glass, Harvard University

The Implications of α-synuclein in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Kelly M. Wilmas, University of Texas at Austin

I Can Fix That: Manageable Factors in Patient Rehabilitation and Recovery
Michelle Mathews, University of Texas

Improving Science through Data Management and Sharing
Kathryn A. Kane, Washington State University Vancouver 

Redefining Power: How the Chinese Communist Party can adapt to a new reality and survive in the 21st Century
Zachary Ochoa, James Madison University

Regulation of an Emerging Medical Treatment
Caitlyn Reese, Fort Lewis College

Narcissistic Object Choice in Sexual Orientation Identity Development: A Freudian Perspective on Homosexual Identity Formation
Neil Gleason, St. Olaf 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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