Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Samsara, Erica Anzalone

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Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Emotional and Physical Infidelity: An Evolutionary Perspective, Alyson Kay Baker

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Dressing Indian: Appropriation, Identity, and American Design, 1940-1968, Alison Rose Bazylinski

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Always Away, Mollie Bergeron

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Examining the Testing Effect using the Dual-Process Signal Detection Model, Nicole Jessica Bies-Hernandez

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Actresses Redefining Theater and Femininity in Eighteenth-Century France, Rebecca Anne Bolen

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Alternations of NMDA and GABAB Receptor Function in Development: A Potential Animal Model of Schizophrenia, Monica Bolton

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Exploring the Relationships Between Rap and Hip-Hop Music Use and Objectified Body Consciousness, Body Dissatisfaction, and Gender Norms in Female Juvenile Delinquents, Nina Simone Brathwaite

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Pyramid of the Sun, James Joseph Brown

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Claiming Citizenship: Las Vegas' Conventional Women's Organizations Establishing Citizenship Through Civic Engagement, Cynthia Cicero

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The Role of Body Surveillance, Body Shame, and Body Self-Consciousness during Sexual Activities in Women's Sexual Experience, Kimberly Claudat

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The Influence of Person Familiarity on Children's Social Information Processing, Andrew J. Cummings

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The Impacts of Colonial and Environmental Processes on Ceramic Plainware at Salinas Province, New Mexico, Lindsey Elizabeth Daub

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Investigating Potential Factors that Influence Recruitment for Parenting Skills Classes, Rachel Elizabeth Davis

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Resilience and Trauma in Maltreated Youth, Timothy Day

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Examining Household Identity Through Lithic Technology at the Harris Site, Justin Albert Demaio

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Who Will Tell the Story? Terrorism's Relationship with the International News Media, Katherine Eugenis

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The International Monetary Fund, Power Politics, and the Changing Political Economy of the Twenty First Century, Eduardo Flores

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A Bird Cannot Fly With One Wing: A Study of Women's Responses to and Attitudes Toward Sexual Infidelity in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Dana Renae Foster

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From Daimon to Demon: The Evolution of the Demon from Antiquity to Early Christianity, Hailey Marie Fuller

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Our Side of the Fence: Investigating the New Nativism in the United States, Candace Griffith

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Assessing the Conceptual Equivalence of Measure of Suppression in Culturally Diverse Samples, Amanda Louise Haboush

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"What's in a name?": Heteroglossia and History in Native Alaskan Names, Shannon Hannahs

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Chronologies of Pain and Power: Violence, Inequality, and Social Control Among Ancestral Pueblo Populations (AD 850-1300), Ryan Patrick Harrod

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The Quebec Act and the Demise of Greater Britain, Trevor Michael Henson

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Due Partly To Inertia, Justin Lee Irizarry

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Sex Worker Rights Organizing as Social Movement Unionism: Responding to the Criminalization of Work, Crystal A. Jackson

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Little Rituals, Bruce Johnson

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The Impact of Sexual Arousal on the Category Specificity of Women's Visual Attention to Erotic Stimuli, Sarah Jones

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The Relationship Between Sex-Typing and Help-Seeking Behaviors in Adults, Joshua Juvrud

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Examining the Inner Experience of Four Individuals with Bipolar Disorder Using Descriptive Experience Sampling, Johanah Kang

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James Joyce and Post-Imperial Bildung: Influences on Salman Rushdie, Tayeb Salih, and Tsitsi Dangarembga, Robert Michael Kirschen

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Flack, Joseph G. Langdon

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Eating Pathology, Supplement Use, and Nutrition Knowledge in Collegiate Athletes, Holly Beth Lapota

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Beliefs in Action: Ideologies, Motivations, and Capital among English as a Second Language Learners, Damon Lasiter

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There Are Moments That Hang Suspended, Mark B. Lennon

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Mer, Mary Martin

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Strange Little Vehicles, Andrew Merecicky

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Examining the Inner Experience of Three Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder and Three Individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Janell Marie Mihelic

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Comparative Direct Democracy: A Study of Institutions and Individuals, Donald D. Mirjanian

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Examining the Inner Experience of Left-Handers Using Descriptive Experience Sampling, Aadee Mizrachi

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Maps on the Backs of Our Eyes, Joan Paulette Robinson

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The effects of chronic calcium dysregulation on behavioral and pathological features of Alzheimer's disease, Jonathan Sabbagh

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Our Turn: Working Women In The Las Vegas Valley, 1940-1980, Irene B. Scholl Rostine

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On the Merits of the Resource Curse Theory: Resource Rents and Corruption, David Paul Snyder

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Congressional Preferences and the Advancement of American Nuclear Waste Policy, Rhoel Gonzales Ternate

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The Role of Music-Specific Representations When Processing Speech: Using a Musical Illusion to Elucidate Domain-Specific and -General Processes, Christina M. Vanden Bosch Der Nederlanden

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Testing Orthodox Utilitarian and Extrajudical Determinants of Incarceration in the U.S. at the State-Level, 1980-2005, Pavel V. Vasiliev

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An Empirically-Supported Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Youth, Adrianna Wechsler

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"My Words Fly Up, My Thoughts Remain Below": Community and Penance in Early Modern English Drama, Benedict John Whalen

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The Role of Social Physique Anxiety and Social Appearance Anxiety in the Body Checking Behaviors of Male and Female College Students, Emily Katherine White

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In What Array That They They Were In and Participating Godlike Food, Thomas Jackson Wills

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Using Negative Feedback to Guide Behavior: Impairments on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test Relates to Psychosis, Sally Barney

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Captivity, Adoption, Marriage and Identity: Native American Children in Mormon Homes, 1847-1900., Michael Kay Bennion

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The Regime Legitimacy of One-China: How the Vatican Can Make China Whole Again, Jonathan David Bradley

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Prehistoric Foraging Strategies in the Piute Valley of Southern Nevada, Christopher Alan Brosman

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Relationship Competence: Can Trainee Interpersonal Skills Be Measured Reliably and Do They Predict Clinical Effectiveness?, Jacqueline Camp

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"Carefull" Ethos: The Construction of Ethos in Dorothy Leigh's The Mothers Blessing, Julia D. Combs

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The Influence of Parent Factors on Child Perfectionism: A Cross-Sectional Study, Lisa Caitlin Cook

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New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy, Michael Dean Duchemin

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Morphological Features of the Proximal Femur: Investigations of Habitual Activities, Sex and Health in a Bronze Age Population from the Arabian Peninsula, Animikha Dutt

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Wobble, Said the Hedgehog, Mary Elder

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Sociosexuality, mate preferences, and sex steroid hormone levels among breastfeeding women in Manila, Michelle Escasa

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American Propaganda, Popular Media, and the Fall of Jacobo Arbenz, Zachary Carl Fisher

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Monsters in our Midst: An Examination of Human Monstrosity in Fiction and Film of the United States, Michelle Kay Hansen

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An Investigation of the Role of GABAb Ligands on Cued and Contextual Fear Conditioning, Chelcie F. Heaney

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Blurring Boundaries: Mexican-American Border Patrol Agents Performing Border Guard Roles and Experiencing Emotional Labor, Aaron Hockman

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Love is Just a Word for the Last Body I'd Like to Keep Vigil Over, Robert Jagger

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Creating a Nation in Adversity: Advent of Egyptian Nationalism in British Occupation, Kathryn Louise James

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Do Toddlers Exhibit Same-Sex Preferences for Adult Facial Stimuli?, Andrea Jane Kayl

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Exploring Reasons Why Men and Women Refrain from Sex Despite Desire, Alessandra Lanti

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Archiving Joyce & Joyce's Archive: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Copyright, Jessica Michelle Lucero

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Label Use and Mixed Race Asian Americans: Discourses, Performances, and Boundaries, Ellen Macdonald

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Reclaimed from a Contracting Zion: The Evolving Significance of St. Thomas, Nevada, Aaron James Mcarthur

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Community Resources and Black Social Action, F Street, A Case Study, Robert Joseph Mckee

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On Our Way Out: And Other Stories, Benjamin Champlin Wright Morris

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Construct and Criterion Validity of the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test-Spanish Version in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury, Cristobal Neblina

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All Aboard the Succulent Wave, Oscar William Oswald

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Valley of Fire Petroglyphs: A New Perspective on an Old Idea, Eric John Pacl

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Modality-Specific and Modality-General Encoding of Auditory and Visual Rhythms, Amanda Pasinski

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Does Nation-Building Promote Liberty?, Lisa Jene Piergallini

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Environmental Adaptations at Neolithic Ghwair I as seen from a Zooarchaeological Perspective, Doss F. Powell

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Descriptive Experience Sampling Interactive Multi-media Training Tool for Subjunctification and Illustrative Interviews, Stacy Lynne Reger

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Ask What Your Country Can Do For You: Social Spending and Satisfaction with Democracy in Latin America, Kenneth Retzl

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James Jones's Codes of Conduct, Matthew Samuel Ross

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"So Much for Fond Five-Dollar Memories": Prostitution in Las Vegas, 1905-1955, Marie Katherine Rowley

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About a Yellow Ball, Shannon Alice Salter

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Tiny Animals Made To Do Unnatural Things, Ashley Mary Siebels

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To Set the World Right: Religious Pluralism and the Progressive Era, Lance Sorenson

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Germany. A Transnational History., Julia Simone Stetler

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Caught in the Immigration Cross-Fire: The Changing Dynamics of Congressional Support for Skilled Worker Visas, Maryam Tanhaee Stevenson

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From Martyrs to Mothers to Chick in Choos: The Medieval Female Body and American Women's Popular Literature, Gina M. Sully

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Affect Identification and Interpersonal Skills: An In-Depth Evaluation of Social Cognition in Schizophrenia, Griffin Pollock Sutton

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Die Deutschen in Kalifornien: Germans in Urban California, 1850-1860, Carole Cosgrove Terry

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The Initial Development of Child-Focused Interventions in the Treatment of Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Neglect, Kendra Tracy

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Cooperation, Competition and the Development of Institutional Capacity: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Southern Nevada, Bruce Erwin Turner

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Formal, Bounded, and "Hyper" Rationality in Police Processing of Sexual Assualt Claims: Case Dispositions and UCR Reporting, Brooke M. Wagner

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Frequency-specificity and pattern-specificity of the buildup of auditory stream segregation, David Michael Weintraub

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A Turkish Dictionary, Andrew Wessels

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Visual attention to erotic stimuli in androphilic male-to-female transsexuals, Sarah A. Akhter