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    • Teaching College Writing 

      De Feo, William (2014-03-18)
      Teaching writing at the university level in the 21st century is a challenge. Students are occupied with so many personal, social, and educational demands that the skill set required to become a competent writer is low on ...
    • The Art of Not Existing 

      Berdan, Amanda (2013-12-12)
      The "Art of Not Existing" is a short story that follows the story of Conner, a senior in high school, who has been battling an eating disorder since his freshman year. After falling and coming close to death at a track ...
    • The College Application Process: Do Letters of Recommendation Influence Decisions? 

      Mulhare, Caitlin E. (2009-02-19)
      Seven male and 13 female participants read a fictitious student's application to college that contained either a positive or negative letter of recommendation. They were then asked to make a decision regarding admission ...
    • The Effect of Disclosed Personal Information on Impression Formation 

      Shorey, Stephanie J. (2009-02-19)
      This study measured the effect of disclosed personal information on impression formation. Eight male and 23 female undergraduate students ranging in age from 18 to 41 were randomly assigned to read one of three descriptions ...
    • The Effect of Question Wording on the Resolution of Visual Ambiguity 

      Talibon, Meredithe (2011-05-14)
      Ambiguity is valuable because it can lead to new insights which arise from a shift in perspective. In order to evaluate how visual ambiguity is resolved, college students were shown an ambiguous picture and asked to respond ...
    • The Effect of Relationships, Cost and Religion on College Students' Perceived Willingness to Help 

      St. Hilaire, Amber (2009-02-19)
      Previous research suggests that individuals who are more religious with positive relationships and in low personal cost situations are more likely to help. To test these theories, scenarios of varying costs, questionnaires, ...
    • The effect of teacher likability on student compliance 

      Morgan, Theresa Z.; Bergeron, Angela (2007-06-12)
      This study examined the effects of teacher likability on student compliance. Thirty undergraduate students participated in this study. The participants were given a description of a fictitious college professor. One group ...
    • The effect of television on time spent completing an assignment 

      Simcoe, Tina; Samaha, Melinda L. (2007-06-12)
      This study was designed to examine the effects of watching television on the amount of time it takes to complete a given assignment. Twenty participants were given an assignment to complete and were timed. Half of the ...
    • The Effects of Competition and Physical Arousal on Attraction between Game Dyads 

      Medeiros, Kristen N. (2009-02-19)
      Research shows physical arousal can be misattributed to attraction for a partner, whereas research on the effects of competition is mixed. This study investigated the effects of competition and arousal on attraction. ...
    • The Effects of Different Types of Music on Cognitive Abilities 

      Harmon, Laura; Troester, Kristen; Pickwick, Taryn; Pelosi, Giovanna (2009-02-20)
      A variety of research has been conducted on the effects of different types of music on cognitive abilities. Many of these studies are based upon the Mozart Effect, which claims that listening to classical music has an ...
    • The effects of gender and facial expressions on human interaction 

      Husvar, Brian (2006-09-20)
      This experiment explores the effects of a supermarket clerk's facial expression and the effects of the clerk's gender on the subsequent interaction between the clerk and customer. One hypothesis of this experiment was that ...
    • The effects of labeling and social desirability on perceived success of a learning disabled student 

      Hunt, Faith G. (2006-09-20)
      This research examined the effects of specific learning disability labels and participant social desirability scores on peer judgments of a target person's social and academic success. Participants were given a description ...
    • The effects of note taking and mental rehearsal on memory 

      DeWitt, Sharon (2007-06-12)
      This study examined the effects of the use of two memory aids, note taking and mental rehearsal, on memory. Thirty-four undergraduate college students were assigned to either take notes on or think about words and ideas ...
    • The effects of odor on compliance and willingness to volunteer 

      James, Anne L. (2006-09-20)
      The present study focused on the effects of lavender and peppermint ambient odor on compliance and volunteerism. It was hypothesized that participants exposed to peppermint oil versus lavender oil versus no odor would be ...
    • The Evil 

      Newman, Diana (2013-12-12)
      My final thesis project will is a collection of horror short stories all of which will be inter-related and take place in the same town with reoccurring characters in each story. These short stories are adapted from ...
    • The Importance of Doing Research (Earnestly!) 

      Barrett, Danieal (2009-02-19)
    • The Mechanical Man 

      Zinni, Miranda (2013-12-12)
      In a post-apocalyptic world, where the government is issuing population control devices to prevent the planet Earth from spiraling into a second fallout, Pete, a fourteen-year-old boy, tries to piece the mysteries of his ...
    • The Progression of Innovation in the Event Marketing and Special Events Industry 

      Dominick, Lauren Alexa (2013-12-12)
      This public relations thesis provides an analysis of the current special events and event marketing industry. There is a common theme in the analysis, and it focuses on brands creating a story to share with their target ...
    • Tuskegee Airmen at WestConn 

      Jackson, Sarah (interviewer) (2008-05-05)
      2 Pilots discuss their childhoods and experiences in WWII -- challenges faced and exploits (1943-1945)
    • WestConn Research Day, May 13, 2010 

      2010 WRD Committee (2011-03-16)
      WestConn Research Day, May 13, 2010