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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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COMPARISON OF SEMI-CAPTIVE AND WILD GRAY-SHANKED DOUC LANGURS’ (Pygathrix cinerea) ACTIVITY BUDGETS, Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh

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Estimating the thickness of an ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) terrane: insights from phase equilibria modelling and Zr-in-rutile thermometry, Dulan area, North Qaidam terrane, China, David Hernández Uribe

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Vertebrate Faunal Analysis of The Anderson Creek Site (45KP233), Robert Holstine

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXCEL® ROCKET SIMUATOR FOR APPLICATION IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND UNIVERSITY STEM EDUCATION, Melvin Lee Hortman

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Piano Music as a Behavioral Intervention at the Ellensburg, WA Developmental Preschool, Christopher Hull

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THE EFFECT OF ARGININE VASOTOCIN ON CRYOPROTECTANT PRODUCTION DURING FREEZING IN THE PACIFIC CHORUS FROG, Pseudacris regilla, Ben Ingels

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THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF FOREST TIMBER METHODS IN WASHINGTON STATE: A HEDONIC APPROACH, Kaleb Javier

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ISOTOPE INVESTIGATION OF NITRATE IN SOILS AND AGRICULTURAL DRAIN WATERS OF THE LOWER YAKIMA VALLEY, WASHINGTON, Dallin Jensen

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COMPARISON OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF ABDOMINAL OBESITY AS PREDICTORS OF CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK FACTORS: NHANES 2011-2014, Carli Kettel

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Gender Revolution of the Jazz Age: The Source of Disillusionment in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Mary Killeen

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A Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Approach to Functionalized Azaheterocycles using Cyclic Alpha-Halo Eneformamides, Spencer A. Langevin

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Upland Land Use and Intersite Lithic Assemblage Variation Across Two Rockshelter and Three Open-Air Archaeological Sites in Mount Rainier National Park, Caitlin Limberg

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Tracing Ainu and Pre-Ainu Cultural Continuity Through Cladistic Analysis of Faunal Assemblages, Christopher Lowry

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CHEMOSELECTIVE AND STEREOSELECTIVE EXPLORATION OF THE CHEMICAL REACTIVITY SPACE OF CASTAGNOLI-CUSHMAN-DERIVED ALLYLIC LACTAMOYL ESTERS: APPLICATION TO THE SYNTHESIS OF AZA-POLYCYLIC ARCHITECTURES, Brandon Joseph Mansker

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REDUCING OFF-TASK BEHAVIORS IN FIRST GRADERS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH AN ADAPTATION OF THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME, Chelsey Martin

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Mother-Offspring Relationships in Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China, Courtney Martinez

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The Economic Impacts of Soil Contamination in Wenatchee, WA, JESSICA R. MARTIN

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Captive Chimpanzees' (Pan troglodytes) Night-Time Enrichment Selection and Use, Katherine M. McDonald

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Stratigraphy and Site Formation at the Sanders Site (45 KT 315), Kittitas County, Washinton, James McLean

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MODELING SEX-SPECIFIC SEASONAL HABITAT SELECTION FOR ELK (CERVUS ELAPHUS) IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON, Lewis Meyers

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COMPARING A SURFACE COLLECTION TO AN EXCAVATED COLLECTION IN THE LOWER SKAGIT RIVER DELTA AT 45SK51, Sherri M. Middleton

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Behavioral Differences Between Urban and Rural American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Carolina Montenegro

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Effects of a Growth Mindset Intervention on First-Year College Student Academic Performance, Sarah North Wolfe

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Scheduling Recess Before Lunch: Perceptions of Washington State Public Elementary School Professionals, Kaitlin O'Leary; Nicole Stendell-Hollis Ph.D., RDN; Tishra Beeson DrPH, MPH; and Dana Ogan MS, RDN

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LITERARY DEVICES: EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT ON STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH 1:1 DEVICES, Elizabeth Parker

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SALMONIDS IN AN URBAN STREAM: MOVEMENT, HABITAT, AND POTENTIAL BARRIERS, Connor Thomas Parrish

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USING STRONTIUM ISOTOPES IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAJOR, AND TRACE ELEMENTS TO IDENTIFY WATER/ROCK INTERACTION IN THE UPPER KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON, James Patterson and Carey Gazis

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Teacher Perceptions of School Climate and PBIS, Douglas Periman

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150 YEARS OF LIGHT ABSORBING IMPURITY DEPOSITION ON SOUTH CASCADE GLACIER, WASHINGTON STATE USA, Dan Pittenger

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Metaphysics of Mania: Edgar Allan Poe's and Herman Melville's Rebranding of Madness during the American Asylum Movement, Alexis Renfro

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TALUS FEATURES OF THE MIDDLE COLUMBIA RIVER: TYPOLOGICAL AND LOCATIONAL ANALYSES, Jeremy Ripin

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Collective Decision Making in Tibetan Macaques: How Followers Affect the Rules and Efficiency of Group Movement, Amanda Rowe

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Just World Beliefs, Identity Development, and Social Justice Advocacy of Counselor Trainees, sara rundlett

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Family Dynamics in Eastern Hoolock (Hoolock leuconedys), Javan (Hylobates moloch), Pileated (H. pileatus) and Northern White-Cheeked Gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) at the Gibbon Conservation Center, Alexandra Sheldon

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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Space use in a Sanctuary Setting, Holly Soubiea

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CHARLES DICKENS IN CINEMA AND THE LOSS OF HIS MESSEGE, Elliot Staatz

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EFFECT OF A SLIDING SCALE VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION PROTOCOL ON 25(OH)D STATUS IN ELITE ATHLETES WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY, Lauren Stark, Kelly Pritchett, Robert Pritchett, and Elizabeth Broad

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The Economic Impacts of Cougars in Western Washington, Todd Stoothoff

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Fracked Perceptions: Changes in Perception Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Among Residents of Dimock, Pennsylvania., Brian Straniti

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THE EFFECTS OF A LAG 5 SCHEDULE OF REINFORCEMENT ON TOY PLAY RESPONSE VARIABILITY, Holly Lynn Sutton

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A Cultural Comparison of the Facial Inference Process, Janine Swiney

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STRATEGIES AND BEHAVIORS OF CYBER DEVIANCE AND INTERNET TROLLING, Cody Taylor

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BIOAVAILABLE IRON IN EQUATORIAL PACIFIC OCEAN AEROSOL SAMPLES, Hsiang T Teng

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BOUND IN BERMUDA AND VIRGINIA: THE FIRST CENTURY OF SLAVE LAWS AND CUSTOMS, Max Tiffany

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Post-wildfire black carbon deposition on the snowpack in the Cascade Range, Washington State: Temporal and spatial variability with implications for accelerated melt, Ted Uecker

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ENRICHMENT USE & SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN A MIXED-SPECIES ENCLOSURE OF SUMATRAN (Pongo abelii) & BORNEAN ORANGUTANS (P. pygmaeus) & NORTHERN WHITE-CHEEKED GIBBONS (Nomascus leucogenys), Emily Veitia

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INVESTIGATION OF HOST-SENSITIZED LUMINESCENCE OF TRIVALENT LANTHANIDE DOPED YTTRIUM PHOSPHATE USING VUV SPECTROSCOPY, Zachary Way

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Why Now?: A Case Study of Split Estate and Fracking Activity in Garfield County Colorado, Janessa Zucchetto

Theses from 2016

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Land Use Variation on Mid-Columbia Plateau Upland and Lowland Archaeology Sites, Cathy J. Anderson

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The Use of a Visual Aid to Facilitate Transitional Periods for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stevi Barrio

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DOCUMENTING MANTLE AND CRUSTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO FLOOD BASALT MAGMATISM VIA COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE STEENS BASALT, SOUTHEAST OREGON, Sylvana J. Bendaña