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  • Beat Gestures: An Exploration 

    Kinney, Elizabeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
    • Beat gestures are small, rhythmical movements that emphasize certain parts of speech • They are not directly related to the speaker’s meaning • Beat gestures occur frequently, but little is known about their function ...
  • Behavioral Self Regulation and Emergent Writing Skills in Preschool Children 

    Turner, Meghan (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
    There is much debate in American school systems about whether proper preschool curriculum should be more focused on academic skills or self-regulatory skills. This study examines how academic skills are related to behavioral ...
  • The Benefits of Theater Participation on Child and Adolescent Development and Academic Performance 

    McCollum, Indigo (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
    The goal of this paper to argue the importance of theater arts education on promoting healthy social, cognitive, emotional and physical development in children and adolescents by utilizing past psychological research, case ...
  • Bilingual Cognitive Advantages: Effects on Mathematical Ability in First- and Second-Graders 

    Peach, Kaeli (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2016)
    Bilingualism has been found to improve executive functioning. This study examined whether bilingualism aids mathematical ability in first- and second-grade children. Monolingual and bilingual students were given a math ...
  • BMI of Participants in Weight Loss Camps: Should All Campers be Over a Certain BMI? 

    Adelstein, Emily L. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010-04)
    The premise for this study is the idea that adolescent girls will have more success in weight loss when all of their peers in a weight loss context are overweight. If some of their peers who consider themselves to be ...
  • Body Image Perceptions Between African-American and Kenyan Women 

    King-Pleas, Brittany B. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
    Self-perceptions about body image affect the lives of women and how they view themselves and treat their bodies. This study examines the experiences of women of color and investigates how perceptions and attitudes about ...
  • Buddhist Influence on Modern Therapy 

    Arnold, Ashley M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2009)
    Empirical clinical psychology research turned from broad to specific topics in the 1950’s and 1960’s (Hayes, 2002). Third Wave Therapies emerged Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy ...
  • Caregiver-Child Relationship: Proposing a Program for Orphanage Hogar Miguel Magone 

    Garnica Marroquin, Maria Luisa (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2014)
    The contrast in attachment styles between children reared in homes versus children reared in institutions, such as orphanages, is very strong. Orphanages and other institutions provide shelter and care for children and ...
  • A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Discrete Trial Training Through a Web-Based Program for a 4-Year Old Autistic Child 

    Keizer, Abigail (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
    Autism among children is growing at a rate of 30 percent each year (Baio, 2014). It is crucial to find affordable and effective means of behavioral therapy for autistic children seeing as most therapies are extremely ...
  • Change Management in Sales Organizations 

    Connochie, Maegan (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2009)
    This study examines change management within an organization and the topics that need to be implemented in order to have a successful change. There were 14 participants, 5 upper management, 2 coordinators, 2 inside sale ...
  • The Changes Over Time of Communication Patterns in Subjective Team-Level Person-Group Fit: A Proposed Study 

    Faller, Gregory (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2016)
    Person-group (PG) fit is the interpersonal compatibility between an individual and the members of the group that they are working with (Kristoff-Brown, Zimmerman, & Johnson, 2005). There have been a multitude of studies ...
  • Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities 

    Dailey, Breanna M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2012)
    School choice for students with disabilities is difficult to achieve when being “counseled out”, encouraged not to apply, or not being given the right programs as the school does not have them. Many charter schools cannot ...
  • CHILDREN’S COMPREHENSION OF GESTURE AS REPRESENTING VERBS 

    Jankowski, Jessica M. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2015)
    In order for gesture to be an effective learning tool, it must be understood as representational, which can be difficult for children (Marentette & Nicoladis, 2011). The current study tests this with a verb learning paradigm ...
  • The Clubhouse Summer Camp: Social development for children with Autism 

    Arellano, Elizabeth (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2016)
    Research has been done to see which method of intervention best helps children with autism improve their social skills. There are many different approaches for intervention. This study investigates the efficacy of a summer ...
  • Coaching Styles and Their Effects on Athletes 

    Rohatynski, Ryan J. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
    This literature review examines and analyzes the effects that various styles of coaching have on athletes. The coach has been said to be one of the most important influences upon an athlete’s motivation (Amorose & ...
  • Cognitive Dissonance: Justification of Effort and its Effects on Athletic Performance in the Pool 

    Lueck, Christopher (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2013)
    The proposed study sought to intersect two very different subjects: cognitive dissonance and athletics. Cognitive dissonance would be induced to see if it fostered improvement in swimmers. The hypothesis presented an ...
  • College Women's Conceptualization of Effective Leadership: A Four Year Qualitative Study 

    Nestor, Sara (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2009)
    In this study, I explore female students’ conceptualizations of effective leadership attending a selective, Midwestern liberal arts college. Using interviews from a four year longitudinal study, 17 female college students’ ...
  • College Women’s Leadership Aspirations: The Influence of the First-year College Experience 

    VanDerWege, Abbie (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2004)
    Most often, men are more likely to employ a task-oriented leadership style, whereas women tend to employ interpersonal-oriented leadership behaviors (Park). Generally speaking, a task-oriented leader is concerned with ...
  • A Collegiate Tennis Team's Resistance to Goal Setting 

    Brown, Andrew B. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2007)
    The purpose of this review of the goal setting literature was to gain a better understanding of how to set goals effectively with NCAA division III men’s tennis players. In particular, three obstacles to the goal setting ...
  • Comparative Analysis of the Top Sports Recruiting Solutions 

    Buckner, Allen (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2010-04)
    An increasing number of NCAA schools have seen the importance of properly managing their recruiting process and have experienced the benefits of sports recruiting solutions. These sports recruiting companies have developed ...