2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Social Science

Program-At-A-Glance

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

8:15-9:15 am • VH 1320
SESSION 14
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
U. S. History

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Professor of History

8:15 am

14 - 1  CHRIS P. PETERSON
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Patriarchal Dissidence: An Analysis of the Relationship between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency until 1989

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8:30 am

14 - 2  CHRIS P. PETERSON
Dr. Steven Reschly and Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentors
Continuing Conflict: An Analysis of the Relationship between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency since 1985

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8:45 am

14 - 3  HEATHER L. ARMSTRONG
Dr. Jerrold Hirsch, Faculty Mentor
FDR’s Disability: How Biographies Have Reflected Changing Cultural Attitudes Toward Disability

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9:15 am

14 - 4  TRAVIS D. SEWELL
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Spear or Shield?: Public Perceptions of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, 1966-1971

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1412
SESSION 15
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Political Science

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

8:15 am

15 - 1  LINA J. KHAN
Dr. John Ishiyama, Faculty Mentor
Degree of Women's Freedom in the Middle East

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8:30 am

15 - 2  DAVID M. MOHL
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor
American Realignment: How Yankee North and Dixie South Switched Teams

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8:45 am

15 - 3  BEN D. COATE* and RYAN S. LEWIS
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
Eye of the Beholder

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1010
SESSION 16
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Sociology and Anthropology

Presiding: Dr. Elaine McDuff, Associate Professor of Sociology

8:15 am

16 - 1  ASHLEY A. ADAMS
Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentors
The Politics of Biracial Identity: An Exploration of How Internalized Oppression Manifests in Black/White Mixed-Race People

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8:30 am

16 - 2  JILL N. SCOGNAMGILIO
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Revisiting the National Pastime: A Look at the Socioeconomic Stratification of the Baseball Fan throughout the 20th Century

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8:45 am

16 - 3  LAUREN M. FILLA
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Recent Findings in Human Altriciality: An Environmental and Evolutionary Approach

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9:00 am

16 - 4  DOUGLAS M. EUDY
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Ceramic Surface Collections from Körösladány 14 and Okány 16: An Inter-site Comparison

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

9:45-10:45 am • OP 2111
SESSION 31
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Philosophy and Religion

Presiding: Dr. David Murphy, Professor of Philosophy

9:45 am

31 - 1  JAMES G. QUIGLEY
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor
On Positive Metaethical Reasons for Theological Voluntarism in Ethics

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10:00 am

31 - 2  DENNIS L. TRINKLE, II
Dr. David Murphy, Faculty Mentor
Perspectivism and Moral Debate

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10:15 am

31 - 3  MATTHEW S. DUCKWORTH
Dr. Ding-Hwa Hsieh, Faculty Mentor
The Liminality of Value-Transference

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10:30 am

31 - 4  KADE A. SCHEMAHORN
Dr. Natalie B. Alexander, Faculty Mentor
Body Modification and Corporeal Cultural Construction

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1320
SESSION 32
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
History: Greece

Presiding: Dr. Lynn Rose, Associate Professor of History

9:45 am

32 - 1  ALEXANDER J. HAYDEN
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor
The Female Voice in Classical Greece

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10:00 am

32 - 2  AMANDA M. CARROLL* and JESSE L. LEONG
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor
Simonides to LaRussa

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10:15 am

32 - 3  SAM R. CUMMINS*, MARYELLEN R. HARMAN, and JOE W. HOLLINGSWORTH
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor
Sex, Lies, a Goddess, and a Shepherd: A Modern Adaptation of “To Aphrodite”

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10:30 am

32 - 4  LAURA A. PROVANCE
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor
Oh Zeus, who art in heaven: Investigating masculinity in Archaic Greece

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 33
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Economics

Presiding: Dr. Terry Olson, Professor of Economics

9:45 am

33 - 1  GREG W. HAMMOND
Dr. Terry Olson, Faculty Mentor
‘Strategic Exchange: A New Approach to Understanding Individuals’ Behavior with Observations from an Intentional Community.’

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10:00 am

33 - 2  STEVEN J. BOSWORTH
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor
The Sustainability of Current Account Imbalances

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10:15 am

33 - 3  CAMILA M. KHAN
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor
Welfare Reform Ten Years Later: How Has it Affected American Families Today?

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10:30 am

33 - 4  AMY L. ROWDEN
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor
Empirically Estimating Gross Fixed Capital Formation

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

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: The real mathematical story that inspired the hit television series

Dr. Keith Devlin, Executive Director and Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, and "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio.


1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 48
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Personality and Social Psychology

Presiding: Dr. Teresa Heckert, Associate Professor of Psychology

1:15 pm

48 - 1  LAUREN A. KIENSTRA* and ROBBIE PACANOWSKI
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
Electronic Helping Behavior as Related to the Bystander Effect

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1:30 pm

48 - 2  SHANNON M. ALBRIGHT*, IDEAN JUDAH, MARGARET TERRANOVA, GREG BELLVILLE, CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS, MARIA A. SPILKER, LAUREN A. KIENSTRA, and ADAM H. KABINS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Personality and Perceived Stress Among College Students

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1:45 pm

48 - 3  MARIA A. SPILKER
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
A Question of Efficacy: Examining the Relationship Between Presidents and Their Organizations at Truman State University

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2:00 pm

48 - 4  ENEDA HOXHA
Dr. Mark Hatala, Faculty Mentor
A Cross-Cultural Study in Differences in Romantic Attitudes Between American and Albanian Young Adults

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2:15 pm

48 - 5  LAUREN A. KIENSTRA*, MARIA A. SPILKER, ADAM H. KABINS, CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS, SHANNON M. ALBRIGHT, MARGARET TERRANOVA, GREG BELLVILLE, and IDEAN JUDAH
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Relation of the Big 5 Personality Characteristics to Job Burnout

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 49
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Politics and Products

Presiding: Dr. Candy Young, Professor of Political Science

1:15 pm

49 - 1  TYLER I. PAGE
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor
The 1953 Flammable Fabrics Act: A Case Study

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1:30 pm

49 - 2  TANYA M. HORVATH
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor
The Refrigerator Safety Act of 1956

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1:45 pm

49 - 3  CHRISTOPHER N. BELL
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor
The Native Latex Commercialization and Economic Development Act of 1978: Idea, Action, Policy, Evolution

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2:00 pm

49 - 4  ALAN L. VENNEMAN
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor
Comparative View of Biomass as Alternative Energy

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1:15-2:15 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 50
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
European and Middle Eastern History

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson, Professor of History

1:15 pm

50 - 1  SHANNON L. CROWDER
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
How Assassins Became Heroes: A Historical Examination of the Facts and Myths Surrounding the Siege of Masada

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1:30 pm

50 - 2  KRISTIN R. BENNETT
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
How to Lose Your Head in Politics: The Mistakes of Mary Queen of Scots

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1:45 pm

50 - 3  PAUL R. STRAUSS
Dr. Steven Reschly and Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentors
Seeking Order in a Disordered World: Stephen Gardiner and the Royal Supremacy in the English Reformation

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2:00 pm

50 - 4  THOMAS W. LECAQUE
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
First Blood: Axis Diplomacy, Appeasement and the Spanish Civil War

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

2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 64
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Religion

Presiding: Dr. Lloyd Pflueger, Professor of Philosophy and Religion

2:45 pm

64 - 1  MARSHALL F. EDWARDS
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor
The Survival of Esoteric Religious Communities in Oppressive Societies: Brazilian Candomble and Islamic Sufism

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3:00 pm

64 - 2  LUCAS J. GLEAVES
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor
Islam and Christianity: Finding a Way Out of the Cycle of Violence

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3:15 pm

64 - 3  MICHAEL J. KREMER
Dr. Lloyd Pflueger, Faculty Mentor
Amma and Women: Reinterpreting the Hindu Mother Goddess

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3:30 pm

64 - 4  JULIE A. LAUB
Dr. Jennifer G. Jesse, Faculty Mentor
The Righteousness of God in Paul

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3:45 pm

64 - 5  MARK A. WILDE
Dr. Ding-Hwa Hsieh, Faculty Mentor
Correlative Cosmology in the T'ai Hsüan Ching

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2:45-3:30 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 65
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
History: National Identity and International Relations

Presiding: Dr. Jeff Gall, Associate Professor of History

2:45 pm

65 - 1  CHRIS M. WOODARD
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Meiji Japan: Western Perceptions from Perry to 1910

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3:00 pm

65 - 2  KEVIN R. DYKE
Dr. Torbjörn Wandel , Faculty Mentor
Worth Fighting For: National Identity in the Great War

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3:15 pm

65 - 3  RYAN S. LEWIS
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Friends or Allies? U.S.-Israeli Relations During the Kennedy and the Johnson Administrations, 1961-1966

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 66
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Psychology

Presiding: Dr. David Conner, Professor of Psychology

2:45 pm

66 - 1  ELIZABETH N. PETRY* and TIMOTHY J. WITTMANN
Dr. Judith M. Misale, Faculty Mentor
Voting and the “Hot Button” Issues: Young Adults in 2006

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3:00 pm

66 - 2  JENNIFER N. CRAWFORD*, CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS, BEN GREENBERG, ANDREW SKELTON, AMY M. WESSEL, and CYNTHIA WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Liberal Arts Acculturation and its Prediction of College Students’ Well-Being: Replication and Validation of a New Liberal Arts Acculturation Scale

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3:15 pm

66 - 3  ADAM H. KABINS*, ROBBIE PACANOWSKI, LEE RABEY, MICHAEL FADDOUL, JUSTIN M. RYDER, and BENJAMIN D. LAYNE
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor
Patient Speech Alters Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure, and Heart Rate

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3:30 pm

66 - 4  TIMOTHY J. WITTMANN* and CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor
The Neuropsychology of Cognition and Emotion: The Importance of Emotion Subtypes

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3:45 pm

66 - 5  MARIA C. GROSCH* and ASHLEY K. RAMSEY
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor
Processing Levels of the McGurk Effect

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4:15-5:50 • OP Lobby
SESSION P-9
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Social Science Posters
Social Science

P-9 - 1

AMY M. WESSEL* and JENNIFER N. CRAWFORD
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Parallel structures: Creating a scale for male feminist identity development and exploring similarities with female feminist identity development theory

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P-9 - 2

AMY M. WESSEL*, ANDREW SKELTON, JENNIFER N. CRAWFORD, BEN GREENBERG, CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS, and CYNTHIA WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Why is Liberal Arts Acculturation Related to Well-Being?

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P-9 - 3

JAMIE E. MATTHEWS* and ALISON M. LAFOLLETTE
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor
Factors Influencing Graduate School Plans

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P-9 - 4

CHRISTOPHER R. HONTS*, NICHOLE A. SEVIC, ASHLEY K. RAMSEY, KYLE L. BROWN, PATRICK J. JOYCE, JESSE C. LAVIN, and JUSTIN G. LACY
Prof. Sal Costa, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Faculty Morale at Truman State University

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P-9 - 5

RYAN B. HART*, ELIZABETH A. ANDREW, and KYLE G. TRACY
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor
Party Loyalty and Appointment to Committee Chairmanships in Term-Limited Legislatures

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4:45 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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