This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Infants, Toddlers and Mobile Technology: Examining Parental Choices and the Impact of Early Technology Introduction on Cognitive and Motor Development, Karin Archer

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Exploring Metacognition, Multitasking and Test Performance in a Lecture Context, Fatma Arslantas

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Dynamic Assessment of Early French Immersion Literacy Learning Competencies, Alexandra Bellissimo

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The Ripple Effect: Youth Leadership Development and Influence on Environmental Engagement in the Community, Laine Bourassa

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A comprehensive study of personal and social information use in female brown-headed cowbirds, Molothrus ater, Hayden Davies and David J. White

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Young Children's Source Monitoring: Exploring the Contexts of Task Difficulty and Repeated Events, Becky Earhart

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Bye Bye Binary: Exploring Non-Binary Youths' Experiences of Mental Health, Discrimination, and Community Belongingness, Ellis Furman

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Learning and Working Together: Invoking Systems’ Change Through Inter-Organizational Collaborative Principles and a Learning Community Framework, Brandon Hey

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Participant Perspectives on Housing and Landlords in a Canadian Housing First Program, Timothy MacLeod

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Differences in FRN and P300 amplitudes among hockey fans versus non-hockey fans in response to relevant and irrelevant information., Omar Rafiq

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Auditory ERP differences across a continuum of psychotic symptoms in non-clinical population, Anaya Rehman

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Desiring to Appear Moral versus Being Moral: Development of Moral Hypocrisy and Moral Integrity, Kathleen Tamming

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WHY BE MORAL? MORAL MOTIVATION ACROSS CONTEXT AND AGE, Rosemary Victor Abdou

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Young Leader's Sustained Engagement in Environmental Action: A narrative inquiry, Sara Wicks

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Scalar Short-Term Memory, Tyler D. Bancroft

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The Influence of Freedom and Choice in Action Selection and the Valence of Action-outcomes on the Sense of Agency, Zeynep Barlas Wilfrid Laurier University

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An examination of newcomer integration processes in sport teams: A socialization perspective, Alex J. Benson

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STIGMA, COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS, AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AMONG TRANS WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN ONTARIO: FINDINGS FROM THE TRANS PULSE PROJECT, Tanya D'Amours

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Social Justice and Worker Cooperatives, Gurveer Shaan Dhillon

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SOCIAL PROBLEMS, BIOMEDICAL ANSWERS? HOW CAUSES OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS AFFECT CHOICE OF SOLUTIONS, Bianca C. Dreyer

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INVESTIGATING GRANDIOSE NARCISSISM AS A PERSONALITY PROCESS, Miranda Giacomin

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HIV Testing in the Context of HIV Stigma and Minority Stress, Mallory C. Harrigan

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How Perceptions of a Relationship Partner’s Self-Esteem Influence Support Seeking, Alexandra Hirniak

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The Effects of Script on Reading Development of Farsi and Arabic Bilinguals, Fatemeh Hosseini Almadani

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The Effects of Altered Auditory Feedback on Speech Production in Adults: A Comparison of Perturbation and Sensorimotor Adaptation Paradigms, Danielle S. Jacobson

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Moral Identity from Cross- and Bi-cultural Perspectives, Fanli Jia

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"Getting Ahead" Versus "Getting Along": Examining the Role of Agency and Communion in Prejudice, Courtney A. Lunt

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Experiences of Victimization and Health Care Access Among Non-metropolitan LGBTQ+ Individuals, Ashley-Ann Marcotte

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The Nature of Resident Participation in the Exploration and Installation Stages of the Implementation of a Community-based Primary Prevention Program for Young Children, Jessica S. Noble Ms.

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Age-Related Changes in Hippocampal Arc Expression Following Minimal Behavioural Induction, Irina V. Odintsova

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An Evaluation of the Impact of Rent Assistance on Individuals Experiencing Chronic Homelessness in Waterloo Region, Courtney Pankratz Ms.

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Evaluating a Skills-Based Approach to Bullying Prevention, Rebecca Pister

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Sexual Orientation Microaggressions on Campus: Prevalence and Outcomes among Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual Students, Pamela Sariyannis Ms.

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An Examination of the Factors that Dictate the Relative Weighting of Feedback and Feedforward Input for Speech Motor Control, Nichole E. Scheerer

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Holding Canada Accountable: An Evaluation of Canada's Compliance to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Jackson A. Smith

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Children’s Ability to Identify an Unusual Occurrence of a Repeated Event, McKenzie K. Vanderloon

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The Influence of Real-Time Visual Feedback Training on Vocal Control, Justeena N. Zaki-Azat

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INCREASED RELIANCE ON FAMILIARITY IN ASSOCIATIVE RECOGNITION OF UNITIZED COMPOUND WORD PAIRS, Fahad Naveed Ahmad

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Living the Green Life: A Mixed-Methods Examination of the Relationship between Generativity and Environmental Engagement in Emerging and Mid-Life Canadian Activists and Nonactivists, Susan Alisat

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“Where Did I Learn That?” Exploring The Similarity Effect and Children’s Use of Memory Cues for Source Monitoring, Leanne E. Bird

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CONNECTING TO OTHERS: STUDYING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND IMITATION, Sarah K. Blyth

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Positive Parenting in Adolescence and Its Association with Future Hopes and Fears in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis, Harmanpreet Chauhan

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School-based Supports for Trans Youth in Ontario, Charlie E. C. Davis

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A Phenomenological Investigation of Suicide Stigma, Amanda L. Demmer

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Reproductive (In)Justice: Exploring young women’s experiences of reproductive saliency in an oppressive environment, Angele D. DesRoches

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ON GETTING BETTER AND WORKING HARD: USING IMPROVEMENT AS A HEURISTIC FOR JUDGING EFFORT, Monica El Gamal

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INFLUENCE OF PLANNING RESOURCES ON GAIT CONTROL IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE, Frederico P. Faria

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Plans as Emotion Regulation Tools? Examining the Consequences of Planning on Affect, Rebecca Friesdorf

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Imagining Accomplishments from Differing Visual and Temporal Perspectives, Deanna C. Hall

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Parental Spatial Input During Parent-Child Interactions: A Two-Dimensional versus a Three-Dimensional Learning Experience, Ariel Ho

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The Effect of Emotion on Associative and Item Memory, Priyanga Jeyarathnarajah

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Growth Potential in Relationships: A Promotion-Focus Perspective, Amanda E. Kohler and Justin Cavallo

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Changing Theories of Change: Strategic Shifting in Implicit Theory Endorsement, Scott Leith

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BILL 13 (THE ACCEPTING SCHOOLS ACT): ONTARIO LEGISLATION MANDATING SUPPORT FOR LGBT STUDENTS IN PUBLICLY-FUNDED SCHOOLS, Renato M. Liboro Jr.

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Moral Identity Development in Adulthood, Lourdes Andrea Murua

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An Exploration of the Wheel-Induced Feeding-Suppression, Stephen Benjamin Peckham

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The Development and Application of a Measure to Assess the Interpersonal Qualities of Self-Talk, Elizabeth L. Price

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“Don’t Talk about It”: Investigating the Effects of PEI’s Cultural Silence on Abortion Access and Advocacy from the Perspective of Advocates and Support People, Emily A. Rutledge

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Gender Differences in Pay Equity: An Examination of the Working Adolescent, Melanie L. Saari

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DEFENSE AGAINST DEFENSIVENESS: HOW IMPORTANT PERSONAL VALUES CAN PROMOTE MORE ADAPTIVE RESPONSES TO SEVERE ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT, Kathryn Schuett

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A Living Wage for All Manitobans?: Perspectives from the Private Sector, Paul Campbell Sheridan

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Motivations to Gamble in Younger and Older Adults, John Bryan R. E. Smith

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“Are the girls out to bingo? And is “Frenchie” gettin tipsy? On a Sudbury Saturday night”: Gambling among Older Francophones in North-Eastern Ontario, Éric R. Thériault

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ENHANCING CANADIAN GIRLS’ RESILIENCE THROUGH GIRLS-ONLY PROGRAMMING, Ayesha Umme-Jihad

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When Does Sacrificing the Present for the Future or Sacrificing the Future for the Present Enhance Satisfaction With Life? Implicit Theories of Change and Stability Moderate the Effects of Temporal Focus on Life Satisfaction., Cindy L. Ward

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Backward Planning: Examining Consequences of Planning Direction for Time Prediction, Jessica Wiese

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Once A Thief, Always A Thief? How Time, Implicit Theories, and Race Affect Moral Judgments, Sarah L. Williams

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Social Factors Influencing Early Reading Development from Kindergarten to Grade One in English-speaking Public Schools in Ontario and Quebec, Katherine Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Positive Moral Emotions and Moral Identity Development: The Difference between Authentic and Hubristic Pride, Victoria Casey

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A MICROGENETIC APPROACH TO EXAMINING SET FOR VARIABILITY: AN EXPLORATION OF EARLY READING DEVELOPMENT, Phil R. Cave M.A.

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Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Intervention: A Focus on Students in the Late Elementary Grades, Melissa L. Dol

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INTERDEPENDENCE AND INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCE AMONG INDIVIDUAL SPORT TEAMMATES, Blair Evans

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Time, Perspectives, Verbs, and Imagining Events, Jeffrey P. Hong

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Urdu as a First Language: The Impact of Script on Reading in the L1 and English as a Second Language, Amna Mirza

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The Structures and Practices of Collaboration among Environmental Organizations in Waterloo Region, Felix P. Munger

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Endocannabinoid Involvement in Impulsivity and Decision-making, Christopher P. Norris

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PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION IN SHARED-COMPUTER ACTIVITIES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY EXAMINING PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION WITH A MOBILE DEVICE, Marjan Petkovski

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RECOVERY FROM ACUTE TOLUENE INTOXICATION IS FACILITATED BY THE NMDA RECEPTOR CO-AGONIST D-SERINE, BUT NOT THE GABAA RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST PICROTOXIN, Susan R. Samuel-Herter

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Youth's Comprehension of Environmental Justice Across Multiple Countries, Alexa L. Stovold

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A Bittersweet Investigation of Availability and Nutritive Value as Determinants of Volitional Sucrose Consumption, Milan D. Valyear

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Children's cognitive processing of abuse as described in investigative interviews., Kayleen A. Willemsen and Kim P. Roberts

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THROUGH AN INTERSECTIONALITY LENS: SERVICE PROVIDER VIEWS ON THE SEXUAL HEALTH NEEDS OF RACIALIZED LGBTQ YOUTH IN TORONTO, Shanshan Yan

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Improving Preschoolers' Mathematical Performance: The Nature of Spatial Input by Early Childhood Educators, Joanna Zambrzycka

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Effects of Housing Manipulations on Wheel Running, Feeding and Body Weight in Female Rats, Angela Mastroianni

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Interprofessional Empathy in an Acute Healthcare Setting, Keith Adamson

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An Approach to Engagement with Youth in Gangs Participatory Action Projects, Lisa Armstrong

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Neural Mechanisms of Interference and Storage in Vibrotactile Working Memory, Tyler D. Bancroft

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Exploring Perfectionism, Rumination and Social Anxiety: Theoretical and Causal Implications, Jaclyn R. Brown

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The Role of Taste and Calories in Access-Induced Excessive Sweets Consumption by the Rat, Adam Celejewski

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Examining Experiences of English Literacy Development (ELD) Program from Multiple Stakeholders’ Perspectives, Hany Ibraham

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To Tell or Not to Tell: Predictors of Disclosure and Privacy Settings Usage in an Online Social Networking Site (Facebook), Amanda Nosko

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The Internalization of Mathematics Stereotypes in Elementary School Children, Amanda Schell

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Reading Development in Adolescent First and Second Language English Learners: A Comparison Using Age Match Design, Vahidehsadat Shahidi

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Summer Library Reading Programs and Literacy: An Assessment of Children’s Reading Progress After Having Participated in a Summer Library Reading Program, Ashley Kristina Van Andel

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Multi-Tasking: The Effects of Interacting With Technology On Learning In A Real-Time Classroom Lecture, Lucia Zivcakova

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Effects of Associative Interference, Stimulus Type, and Item Familiarity on Associative Recognition Memory, Fahad Naveed Ahmad

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“Just What Were You Expecting From Your Experience Anyway?” University Expectations and Subsequent Adjustment in Visible Minority Students, Wisam Al-Dabbagh

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Vocabulary and Phonological Awareness in 3- to 4-Year-Old Children: Effects of a Training Program, Iuliana Elena Baciu

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It’s Like Jumping Out of a Plane without a Parachute: Incarceration and Reintegration Experiences of Provincially Sentenced Women in Atlantic Canada, Jennifer Robena Bernier

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A Participatory Study of the Nature of Touch at L’Arche: Understanding Protective and Risk Factors to Develop and Approach to Safe and Respectful Touch for People with Developmental Disabilities, Lindsay Paige Buckingham-Rivard