This collection features all master's theses produced by students at Central Washington University. For more information, please see the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

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Theses from 2018

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SPIKE-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF UCI DATASETS WITH MULTI-LAYER RESUME-LIKE TEMPOTRON, Sami Abdul-Wahid

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THE EFFECTS OF AUTONOMOUS MOTIVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING ON DIETARY GOAL ADHERENCE AMONG PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENTS, Hannah Allen

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Improving the Phylogenetic Understanding of the Genus Juniperus, Therese Balkenbush

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Use of a Two-Action Paradigm Apparatus with Captive Lemurs: Insights into Social Learning, Carly Batist

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ASSESSING THE USE OF TSUNAMI SIMULATIONS AS A TOOL TO PREDICT SOURCE MAGNITUDES AND LOCATIONS OF PALEOEARTHQUAKES IN CHILE, Rebeca Isabel Becerra

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Gender Differences in Task Switching: An Event-Related Potential Study, Briana M. Bratcher

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Coloration, Camouflage, and Sexual Dichromatism in the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus), Jefferson Brooks

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Life in the Dirt: Factors Influencing the Behavior and Distribution of Spea Intermontana in Eastern Washington State, Corey Brumbaugh

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Confidence in Academic Testing: The Effect of Induced Checking and Anxiety on University Students' Emotional Responses to, and Performance in, Academic Challenge, Elijah Bruner

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The Effects of Moral Message Framing on Political Ideology, Matthew Christiansen

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Development of the Clark and Becker Scale of Symptomatology (CBS): Symptom-Level Item Performance, Michael Clark

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CHARACTERIZING LOW NUTRIENT STRESS RESISTANCE IN CROP SUNFLOWERS (Helianthus annuus), Casey Croshaw

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The Discourse of Written and Audio Feedback, Zachary Dalton

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Data Visualization and Classification of Artificially Created Images, Dmytro Dovhalets

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VARIABILITY IN THE DEBITAGE OF THE EARLY HOLOCENE LITHIC ASSEMBLAGES OF THE SANDERS (45KT315) SITE, Alexis Dyson

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EVALUATION OF PAPER TEST STRATEGIES ON COMPUTER-ADMINISTERED TESTS: THE IMPACT OF ITEM RESPONSE MARKING ON TEST PERFORMANCE, Erik Ekberg

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CASCADE ANNULATION AND RING-OPENING REACTIONS OF CASTAGNOLI-CUSHMAN-DERIVED ALLYLIC AND BENZYLIC THIOMORPHOLINONATES, Abdikani Omar farah

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Sex differences in glycosylated hemoglobin in Mauritian origin long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), Ricardo A. Fernandes

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RE-EVALUATING CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEE "DOMINANCE": DOMINANCE HIERARCHY AND CHIMPANZEE-CAREGIVER RELATIONSHIPS AT CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY NORTHWEST, Jake Funkhouser

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DECREASING OCCLUSION AND INCREASING EXPLANATION IN INTERACTIVE VISUAL KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY, Abdulrahman Ahmed Gharawi

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Occupancy of Stream-Associated Amphibians within the Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass Corridor, Anne Gustafson

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Embodying The Hyphen: An Ethnography On Korean Adoptees, Barbara Hammersberg

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POSTGLACIAL FIRE, VEGETATION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN THE SINLAHEKIN WILDLIFE AREA, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON (USA), Kevin Haydon

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SINGLE AND PAIR HOUSED CHACMA BABOONS’ (PAPIO URSINUS) RESPONSE TO CAREGIVERS’ USE OF SPECIES-SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR, Josefine Holm

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PETRIFIED SPRINGS FAULT, CENTRAL WALKER LANE, NEVADA: DOCUMENTING MIDDLE MIOCENE DEXTRAL SLIP, Andrew Hoxey, Jeffrey Lee, and Andrew Calvert

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Rock Features of the Upper Klamath Basin: An Integrated Approach to Identification, Roman Jakien

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Tsunami Excitation Estimation from Real-time GNSS, Catherine Jeffries

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A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Hole-in-the-Wall Canyon (45KT12) and French Rapids (45KT13) Sites: Ginkgo State Park, Washington, Matt Johnson

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Talking About How: Variation in the Use of HOW and Its Definition, Maili Jonas

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COMPARISONS OF CAPTIVE GIBBONS’ (HYLOBATIDAE) INTRAPAIR BEHAVIORS INDICATIVE OF THE PAIR BOND, Samantha Jones

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Characterization of Coacervate Systems Using Redox Sensitive Dyes, Caleb Kaiser

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Comparing Mothers’ and Fathers’ Helicopter Parenting as Predictors of Self-Efficacy Among Emerging Adults in College, Jineui Kim

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Derived Textual Control in Recreational Activity Schedules with Children with Autism, Holly Kolb

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EMERGENCE OF STIMULUS EQUIVALENCE AND TOPOGRAPHY-BASED RESPONDING FOLLOWING LECTURE INSTRUCTION., Justin Dale Krzmarzick

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ABANDONED MINE LAND IMPACTS ON TRIBUTARIES IN THE UPPER YAKIMA RIVER WATERSHED, EASTERN CASCADES, WASHINGTON, Scott Kugel

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An Examination of the In-Group Hypothesis in Facial Expression Inferences Using American and Indian Samples, Scott Lehrman

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Your Thoughts Projected: Television Comedies, Economic Content, and American Economic Attitudes, 1949-1990, Cody J. Lolos

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PREPARING THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FOR ADULTHOOD AND WORK: PARENT PERSPECTIVES ON SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE IN WASHINGTON STATE, Amy McAlindon

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Small mammal microhabitat use and species composition at a wildlife crossing structure compared with nearby forest, Lindsay Millward and Kristina Ernest

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Effects of Pre-Exercise Ice Slurry Ingestion on Physiological and Perceptual Measures in Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries, Alexis Moore, Kelly Pritchett, Robert Pritchett, and Elizabeth Broad

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Criminological Self-Efficacy: Increased or Hindered From Crime TV Shows, Dorothy Moore

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THE IMPACT OF MINDFULNESS ON STUDENT SUCCESS, Casey D. Nightingale

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DEVELOPING, PILOTING, AND FACTOR ANALYSIS OF A BRIEF SURVEY TOOL FOR EVALUATING FOOD AND COMPOSTING BEHAVIORS: THE SHORT COMPOSTING SURVEY, Jennie Norton

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Behavioral Skills Training To Train Teachers To Conduct A Brief Functional Analysis, Rachel O'Connor and Rachel E. O'Connor

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GEOMORPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF HYDROELECTRICITY AND TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT NEAR CELILO FALLS, LOWER MID-COLOMBIA RIVER, WASHINGTON, Noah I. Oliver

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GEOGRAPHIC CLASSIFICATION OF WINES USING THEIR ELEMENTAL AND WATER ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION; SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON WASHINGTON STATE, USA, Shirley Orellana

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ENRICHMENT ASSESMENT FOR GERIATRIC AFRICAN OLD WORLD MONKEYS UNDER HUMAN CARE, Amanda E. Osborne

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Farmers Market Education with Supplemental Voucher Improves Farmers Market Awareness in Elementary Children, Ali Papendick

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MODELING THE PSYCHIATRIC ASPECTS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME AND INDUCED STRESS, Danielle Peecher

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Residential solar in Washington State, Sam Pfeifer

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Preparing The Yucatan Black Howler Monkey for Its Return to The Wild: An Assessment of Wildtracks' Approach to Rehabilitation and Reintroduction, Blanca Ponce

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THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE OSO LANDSLIDE: A HEDONIC APPROACH, Sarah Pratt

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Internal composition, structure, and hydrological significance of rock glaciers in the Eastern Cascades, Washington, Adam Riffle

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Stream water and soil water chemistry after the Table Mountain wildfire, Washington, USA, Vincent J. Roccanova

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Slip Estimation from Real-Time GPS in Cascadia, Jesse Senko

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COLD TOLERANCE, DIAPAUSE AND WINTER SURVIVAL OF THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (HALYOMORPHA HALYS), Naomi Sibayan

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The Impact of Web-Based Visitor Education on Human-Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana) Interactions at Mt. Huangshan, China, KiriLi Stauch

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The Origin of Dark Mats at the Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit Site (45PI408) Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, Sean Stcherbinine

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INTERTIDAL HABITAT UTILIZATION BY ENDANGERED GREEN STURGEON (ACIPENSER MEDIROSTRIS), WILLAPA BAY, WASHINGTON, luke stilwater

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Response of Three Species of Monkeys to Caregiver Use of Species-Typical Behavior, Lillian Anna Stolar

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Ecological Effects of Overwater Structures on Subtidal Kelp, Northern Puget Sound, Washington, E. Jhanek Szypulski

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Quantifying Crustal Assimilation in Historical to Recent (1329-2005) Lavas at Mt. Etna, Italy: Insights from Thermodynamic Modeling, Marie Takach

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Giant Plagioclase in the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon: Cumulate Entrainment Revealed by Textural and In Situ Chemical Analysis, Conner H. Toth

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Determination of the Oxidative Capacity of Soot Toward GSH and Characterization of Soot Physicochemical Properties, Kaylee Troth and Anne Johansen

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Hypertension Prevalence Trends Among Mexican-Americans: NHANES 1999-2016, Sandra Valencia

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Attitudes Toward Anonymous Public Nudes, Marianna Wendt

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Quantifying Sedimentation Patterns of Small Watersheds in the Central Oregon Coast Range Using Landslide-Dammed Lakes, Logan Wetherell

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Gorilla Life-Stage Comparison of Head Orientation, Lisa Wilding

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Variation in Past Counterfactual Constructions, Victoria Zencak

Theses from 2017

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DO ELEVATED LEVELS OF GLUTATHIONE DECREASE THE TOXICITY OF PLASTICIZERS IN MOUSE LIVER CELLS?, Khatoon Albahrani

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Examining Perceptions of Crime and Disorder in A Rural University Setting, Ana C. Alcala

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DO HOMEWORK TRACKERS AFFECT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE?, LuisDaniel Barrera

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WESTERN WASHINGTON LOGGING CAMPS: ST. PAUL AND TACOMA LUMBER COMPANY’S CAMP #5 ca. 1934-1947, Kayley Bass

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Catastrophic Landscape Modification from Massive Landslide Tsunamis: An Example from Taan Fiord, Alaska, Colin Bloom

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DATA POTENTIAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEPOSITS AT THE CHELAN STATION SITE, Matthew J. Breidenthal

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IDENTIFICATION OF PREFERENCE CATEGORIES, Katrina Brooks

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Visualizing Multidimensional Data with General Line Coordinates and Pareto Optimization, Jacob Brown

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THE ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN SCHOOL BREAKFAST, Hannah Brzozowski

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Iron Reduction in Soot, Hector Casique

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EFFECTS OF WILDFIRES ON RATTLESNAKE (CROTALUS OREGANUS) GROWTH AND MOVEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE, Joseph Chase

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Effects of Screen Light Filtering Software on Sleep and Morning Alertness, HengYu Chi

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ PURPOSE IN LIFE AND RISK-TAKING BEHAVIOR, Anna Church

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A comparison of seedling diversity and abundance in the range of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Bocas del Toro, Panama, Erin Connelly

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Uncertainty's Impact on Perceptions Toward Randomness, Ross Cook

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Tidal and Structural Controls on Seismic Events Near the Grounding Line at Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica, Jade Cooley

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MUSICAL MNEMONIC DEVICES OR METHOD OF LOCI: WHICH PROMOTES HIGHER RECALL OF CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT WORDS?, Sky M. Corby

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“NO OTHER AGENCY": PUBLIC EDUCATION (K-12) IN WASHINGTON STATE DURING WORLD WAR I AND THE RED SCARE, 1917-1920, Jennifer Nicole Arleen Crooks

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Forager and Collector Strategies in the Yakima Uplands: An Analysis of Archaeological Assemblages from Testing Projects on the U.S. Army Yakima Training Center, WA., John M. Davis

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The Social Behavior of Rehabilitated Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi), Anthony Denice

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The Emergence of the Feminist Fatale in American Film Noir, Anne Dennon

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Mother-Infant Interactions in a Free-Ranging Population of Pigtail Macaques (Macaca nemestrina), Emily Dura

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THE EFFECTS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THIRD AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS’ FRUIT AND VEGETABLE KNOWLEDGE, PREFERENCE, AND CONSUMPTION, Alexandra Epstein-Solfield

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Cognitive Biases in Alcohol and Marijuana Users, Wyatt G. Frahm

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Monitoring Reduction Efforts for PM2.5 in Ellensburg,WA Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Examine Behavioral Change, Kelsey Gibbs

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THE EFFECT OF PARENTING STYLES ON ACADEMIC SELF-EFFFICACY, RESILIENCE, AND HELP SEEKING, Ana Gonzalez

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LIFE AND SEOUL OF THE PARTY: SOUTH KOREA’S BRIEF OCCUPATION UNDER COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA, Catherine Rose Graham

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Counseling and Creativity: An Analog Study, Sarah J. Graham

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Surface Offset and Slip Rates for the Winter Rim Fault System in the Summer Lake Basin, Oregon, Jennifer Hall

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FLOOD OF CHANGE: THE VANPORT FLOOD AND RACE RELATIONS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, Michael James Hamberg

The Relationship of Social Constructs to Intimate Partner Violence, Andi Hefton