2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Social Science

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP 2111
SESSION 10
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Philosophy and Religion: Intellect and Modernity

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Burton, Professor of Philosophy

8:15

10 - 1  BRITTANY A. SEARS
Dr. Marie Orton, Faculty Mentor
Primo Levi and the Importance of Memory and Judgment

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8:30

10 - 2  ROBERT B. TYLKA
Dr. Patricia Burton, Dr. Lee Orchard, and Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentors
Plato & Brecht: A Concern for the Unengaged Intellect

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8:45

10 - 3  TYLER S. PAYTAS
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Aiming at Anselm: Yet Another Attempt to Refute the Ontological Argument

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9:00

10 - 4  WILLIAM P. NORTON
Dr. Llyod Pflueger, Faculty Mentor
Washing with Unclean Soap: Using the Impure to Realize the Truth

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9:15

10 - 5  DENNIS L. TRINKLE
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Three Readings of Nietzsche's Modernity

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1232
SESSION 11
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Social Psychology and the Workplace

Presiding: Professor Terry Palmer, Associate Professor of Psychology

8:15

11 - 1  CHINAKA I. AGWU
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Black College Women’s Acculturation and Attitudes about Food

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8:30

11 - 2  KATHARINE H. MCINTYRE* and MARC J. HARMAN
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor
Walking Under the Influence: The effects of gender and social status on conformity

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8:45

11 - 3  KIMBERLY S. WILSON
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Validation of the Truman Burnout Inventory: A New Scale to Measure Job Burnout

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9:00

11 - 4  SAMANTHA A. CURRY*, KIMBERLY S. WILSON, ANGELA M. FARABEE, KELLY M. REED, GREG L. BELLVILLE, and LAUREN A. KIENSTRA
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Additional Evidence to Support the TBI as a Reliable Alternative to the MBI-GS

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9:15

11 - 5  ANGELA M. FARABEE
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Factors in Workplace Loyalty: Truman Staff's Perceived Organizational Support and Supervisor-Supervisee Relationships

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8:30-9:30 am • VH 1412
SESSION 12
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Economics

Presiding: Dr. Terry Olson, Professor of Economics

8:30

12 - 1  ROBERT J. KELCHEN
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Examining the Causes of Inflation

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8:45

12 - 2  CASEY L. COPELAND
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Empirically Examining the Phillip's Curve

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9:00

12 - 3  YING STROW* and VIDHYA REDDY♦
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Demand for Housing-An Empirical Analysis

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9:15

12 - 4  CASEY L. COPELAND
Dr. Mustafa Sawani, Faculty Mentor
The Impact of European Integration on US Exports

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9:30 - 9:45 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

9:45-10:45 am • VH 1232
SESSION 28
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
U. S. History

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Professor of History

9:45

28 - 1  DANIEL M. DUBOIS
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
President Truman and the Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Unacceptable Surrender

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10:00

28 - 2  SEAN T. FOLEY
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
The Making of a Meltdown: The Johnson Administration's Feelings During Escalation in Vietnam, 1964-65

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10:15

28 - 3  BRIANNA L. LENNON
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
United States Economic Relations with the Republic of Ireland: The Aftermath of the Celtic Tiger

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10:30

28 - 4  ELIZABETH M. RYAN
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Why We Should Give a Dam: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 29
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Sociology and Anthropology

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

9:45

29 - 1  SARAH E. MCDUFF
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
HIV/AIDS and the World Bank: Goals, Practice, and the Perpetuation of Global Inequality

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10:00

29 - 2  JUSTIS A. TUIA
Dr. Candy Young and Dr. Eun Jung Choi (Ajou University, Republic of Korea), Faculty Mentors
Changing Perspectives on Korean Homosexuality

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10:15

29 - 3  NINA M. ELLIS-HERVEY
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Portrayals of African American Men through Top-Rated Prime Time Television Dramas

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10:30

29 - 4  CHRISTOPHER S. LINDLEY
Dr. Michael Davis, Faculty Mentor
Naishan Dene: The Exception in Apache Studies

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Divisions

Naomi Shihab Nye, Acclaimed Poet, Essayist, and Teacher


1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 42
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Psychology and the College Student

Presiding: Dr. Teresa Heckert, Associate Professor of Psychology

1:15

42 - 1  REBECCA A. CHAMBERS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Social Integration of First-Year Truman Students as Indicated by CSEQ Data: Comparing those who left to those who returned for their sophomore year

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1:30

42 - 2  REBECCA A. CHAMBERS* and KATHERINE E. HARTMANN
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Comparing Social and Academic Integration of First-Generation to Continuing-Generation Truman First-Year Students as Indicated by CSEQ Data from 2001-2004

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1:45

42 - 3  LAURA CORONA RIOS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Relation of Generational Status, Race, and Stress among College Students

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2:00

42 - 4  LAURA CORONA RIOS*, REBECCA A. CHAMBERS, DANIELLE PRITCHETT, DEANA JUDAH, and SHANNON ALBRIGHT
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Socio-Economic Status as a Factor in Stress Levels, Sources of Stress, and Coping Strategies in College Students

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2:15

42 - 5  EMILY L. GREGORY* and JAMIE MATTHEWS
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor
Factors that Influence Graduate School Plans

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 43
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Philosophy and Religion: Religion and Culture

Presiding: Dr. Jennifer Jesse, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

1:15

43 - 1  RENEE M. GORDON
Dr. Patricia Burton, Dr. Stephen Pollard, and Dr. Brent Orton, Faculty Mentors
Theodor Adorno: Philosophical Interpretations in Musical Analysis

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1:30

43 - 2  JAMES G. QUIGLEY
Dr. Gerald Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Toward a Balance of Partiality and Impartiality in Organ Replacement Allocation

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1:45

43 - 3  SHAINE A. GRIGGS
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Radical Democracy as Response to the Human Condition

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2:00

43 - 4  CRAIG H. TICHELKAMP
Dr. Jennifer G. Jesse, Faculty Mentor
Charles Hodge's Defense of the Divine Authority of Scripture: Reconciling an Empirical Philosophy with Calvinist Doctrine

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2:15

43 - 5  PERRIN C. CARRELL
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor
American Exceptionalism: A Cultural Myth

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1:15-2:00 pm • VH 1232
SESSION 44
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Political Science: Politics of Violence and War

Presiding: Dr. John Quinn, Associate Professor of Political Science

1:15

44 - 1  RYAN T. CONWAY
Dr. John Ishiyama, Faculty Mentor
Democratic Transitions and the First Use of Violent Force

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1:30

44 - 2  CHRISTOPHER N. BELL
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor
Presidential and Congressional Party Affiliation’s Effects On Intervention in Third World Internal Wars

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1:45

44 - 3  BENJAMIN D. COATE
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
Warlord Politics in Somalia: A Deep Case Study and Theory Test

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 55
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Psychology: Physio, Cognition, and Risk Perception

Presiding: Dr. David Conner, Professor of Psychology

2:45

55 - 1  MICHAEL J. URLAKIS*, MEGAN THOMAS, and ADAM KABINS
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor
Patient Conversation Raises Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

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3:00

55 - 2  CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE*, MALLORY C. STITES, and EMILY R. HOLEKAMP
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
How Target Identification Difficulty Affects the Pattern of the Attentional Blink

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3:15

55 - 3  EMILY R. HOLEKAMP*, MALLORY C. STITES, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
Attentional blink 3 and 4

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3:30

55 - 4  ANDREW R. BAX*, TIM J. WHITMAN, KATIE C. JORGENSON, and HEATHER N. MILLER
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor
Analyzing the Mediating Effects of Anxiety and Effort on Working Memory Subcomponents

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3:45

55 - 5  KATHRYN S. GALLAHER*, JAMIE A. SIMON, and AMIE M. SCHLERETH
Dr. Judith M. Misale, Faculty Mentor
Risk Perception and Behavior: Is There Consistency?

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2:45-3:45 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 56
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Political Potpourri

Presiding: Dr. Paul Parker, Professor of Political Science

2:45

56 - 1  RYAN S. LEWIS
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
For the Good of the Mission or the Employer: Increased Employment of Private Security Companies in Iraq

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3:00

56 - 2  NATHAN A. BUTCHLI
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor
Political Transitions and Economic Growth: The Effects of Leftist Governments on Economic Growth in Latin America

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3:15

56 - 3  KATHRYN A. SANDERS
Dr. Marijke Bruening and Dr. John Ishiyama, Faculty Mentors
Women’s Presence in Government and its Effects on the Type of Foreign Aid Given to Developing Nations

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3:30

56 - 4  STEPHEN A. HUSS
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor
Catholic Electoral Behavior: Do "Moral Values" Matter?

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2:45-3:45 pm • VH 1232
SESSION 57
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
History: Math, Technology, and Exclusion

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson, Professor of History

2:45

57 - 1  KEVIN R. DYKE
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
Mathematics and the "Monster of Malmesbury": The Role of Geometry in the Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes

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3:00

57 - 2  CHRISTOPHER P. PETERSON
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
Medicine and Mathematics: Gunpowder’s Effect on Scientific and Technological Development in Early Modern European Society

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3:15

57 - 3  WILLIAM J. TOLLERTON* and CHRISTOPHER P. PETERSON
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
A Quest for Supremacy of the Sea: The Technological Development of the Early Modern English Navy

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3:30

57 - 4  CATHY A. CLARK
Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentor
The Surprises of Exclusion: Looking at the Pros, Cons, and Unexpected Outcomes of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

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4:15-5:15 pm • OP Lobby and Atrium
SESSION 60
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS -
Social Science

60 - 72

ANDREW D. SKELTON*, CHINAKA I. AGWU, BEN R. GREENBERG, SARAH J. KERTZ, MITCHELL A. MELTZER, AMY M. WESSEL, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Exploring the Structure of Liberal Arts Acculturation and its Prediction of College Students' Well-Being

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60 - 73

MITCHELL A. MELTZER*, CHINAKA I. AGWU, BEN R. GREENBERG, SARAH J. KERTZ, ANDREW D. SKELTON, AMY M. WESSEL, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Prediction of Undergraduates' Embracement of the Liberal Arts from Parental Achievement and Career Expectations

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60 - 74

BENJAMIN A. KORT*♦ and PAUL R. SCRUGGS
Dr. Sherri A. Palmer, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Experimenter Familiarity and Gender on Preschool Students’ Problem Solving Performance

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60 - 75

ARTHUR W. HARRILL
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Population Density Thresholds in the Design of Houses Among Hunter-Gatherers

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4:45 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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