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    • “Keep Positive Things In Your Life, And You Know You’ll Be Alright”: Adolescents Recovering Positive Affect 

      de Wetter, Elizabeth; Dr. Sherry Hamby (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Objective: To examine how adolescents recovered positive emotional affect during or after challenging experiences. Methods: 50 youth (ages 12 to 20) from rural communities in southern Appalachia participated in ...
    • Latino/a Conceptions of Assertiveness: Preliminary Results from a Qualitative Study 

      Bardi, C. Albert; Chandrasekaran, Chetna; Clark, Sarah; Croasdaile, Lauren; Mates, Hadley; McNair, Caroline; Pickett, Leigh Anne (2010-04-15)
      Assertiveness has been defined as the verbal and nonverbal, direct expression of feelings (Gay, Hollandsworth & Galassi, 1975) and the positive, productive expression of one's needs, feelings, preferences or opinions ...
    • The LIfe Goals, Strengths, and Resources of Domestic Violence Victims 

      Chi, Yooson Esther (University of the South, 2013-04)
      Services for domestic violence victims have long assumed that the violence is the main issue. With few exceptions, there has been little effort to focus on the issues that are identified by battered women in a more ...
    • Marine Debris on a Barrier Island in the Southeastern United States 

      Calhoun, Reid (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Anthropogenic marine debris is a global issue that has significant ecological, societal, and economic impacts on marine and coastal environments. Marine debris is defined as any persistent, manufactured, or processed ...
    • Match Point: The Gender Pay Gap by Tennis Tournaments 

      Whitlock, Noel; Jones-Quaidoo, Adriana; Kirby, Clay (University of the South, 2020)
      Using a sample of the prize winnings of both male and female professional tennis players during different tournaments in 2017, 2018, and 2019, this study examines characteristics that lead to variations in earnings gaps ...
    • Mathematically Generated Fife Tunes 

      Tracy, Anna; Drinen, Doug (2009-04-16)
      Trying completely to reduce musical composition to a simple mathematical algorithm may be impossible, but mathematics undeniably plays a major role in writing music. To investigate the role of mathematics in musical ...
    • Measuring the galvanotaxic response of Amoeba proteus to a changing DC electrical field 

      Palisano, John; Sealander, Bryce; Merriman, Joseph; Brown, Jim; Hart, Francis X. (2009-04-16)
      Galvanotaxis is the change in cellular movement created by an electrical field. Different types of motile cells have been shown to exhibit galvanotaxis on a time frame of an hour in previous investigations. Amoeba typically ...
    • Measuring the Impact of Education on Happiness in OECD Countries 

      Holladay, Theron; Pritchett, Daniel; Sansone, Wade (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Education is understood to generate important financial and non-pecuniary benefits at the individual level (Cuñado, & de Gracia, 2012). This has led most countries to commit substantial resources towards the education of ...
    • Measuring the Lifetime of Cosmic Ray Muons Using One NaI Scintillation Detector 

      Abdelhamid, Alaa (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space that penetrate and interact with the atmosphere, producing more particles. One of these particles that reaches the surface of the Earth is the muon. A muon is a “heavy” ...
    • Mindfulness-based social and emotional programs in schools: developmental, educational, and curricular components 

      Reid, Madison; Murphy, Chanda; Temple, Nancy; Reeves, Tegan (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Participating in mindfulness-based social and emotional learning programs is associated with an array of beneficial outcomes for children. However, little is known about age-specific delivery or what implementation may ...
    • Models and Measurements of Heat Flow in an Aluminum Plate 

      Koopman, Will (University of the South, 2020)
      I have constructed a device to quantitatively measure two-dimensional heat flow across an aluminum plate using a grid of temperature sensors. This array is regulated by a user-programmable microcontroller, which allows for ...
    • Monitoring and Modeling Salinity to Improve Water Quality of an Urban Retention Pond 

      True, Emily; Miller, Robert L.; Young, Tyler J. (University of the South, 2022-04-22)
      Wildlife in riparian ecosystems require specific water quality conditions for key variables such as temperature, nutrients, and dissolved oxygen. Humans alter natural water systems to reduce flood risk and facilitate ...
    • Music therapy and the brain 

      Seegars, Jared; Ph.D Cammack, Kate (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The evolution of speech has coincided with the development of music over the course of human history. In spite of this research into the therapeutic potential of music has until recently been scarce. Only recently have ...
    • The Narcissism of the Second Family Bestiary 

      Atkins, Bramwell (University of the South, 2020)
      In the mid-twentieth century, an American poet named Wallace Stevens wrote a poem, at once cute and profound, called “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”. What’s remarkable about this poem is how deftly the poet enters into ...
    • NBA Contract Phenomenon: Performing When It Matters 

      Warlick, Jordan; McDonough, Sean (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      The contract year phenomenon is when professional athletes'-performances increase in their final year of a contract in hopes of securing another deal. In this paper we estimate the effect of a contract year on NBA players’ ...
    • A Night to Remember: Cultural Representations of the Titanic in 1950s America 

      Windrow, Ashley (University of the South, 2014-04-25)
      When Titanic's journey as an ocean liner tragically ended in 1912, its journey as a cultural medium through which different generations have reflected, reconstructed, and interpreted its narrative and its meanings through ...
    • North Carolina Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): The Implications of Swine Waste for Freshwater Ecosystems 

      Calhoun, Reid; Cecala, Kristen (University of the South, 2021-05-07)
      North Carolina is the second largest producer of swine in the United States where concentrated animal feeding operations provide economic benefits with significant environmental risks. Unfortunately, North Carolina ranks ...
    • Oak and shortleaf pine regeneration through harvest and fire 

      Grello, Alli; Mayer, Forrest; Skinner, Drake; Mia, Trevor; Keith-Lucas, Alastair; Warm, Sally (University of the South, 2013-04)
      Forest restoration is practiced with the goal of restoring a given piece of forest to predetermined reference conditions in order to restore the presence of native species and promote forest health. University Domain ...
    • Oak Regeneration in the Lake O'Donnell Watershed 

      Wolford, Deana; Smith, Ken; McGrath, Deborah; Nunley, Nicole (2010-04-15)
      Previous studies have examined the effects of thinning and fire on oak regeneration, and changes in oak-hickory forests are related to shifts in the fire disturbance regime and shade cast by mid- and understory vegetation ...
    • The observation of spontaneous ionic currents in sea urchin protractor muscle 

      Schieber, Marq; Besh, Jordan; Sheley, Christopher (University of the South, 2020)
      Sea urchins utilize a complex set of masticatory muscles that surround a centralized structure called the Aristotle’s lantern. The muscles that surround the pentaradial lantern include paired and unpaired muscle groups. ...