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 2007

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Jamiacan Immigrant Youth in Two Southern Ontario Cities, Kathleen M. Hogarth

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Audiovisual speech perception: A speech production approach, Michelle A. Jarick

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“Nous sommes tous Américains”: The Relationship Between Identification, Mortality Salience, and Responses to the “War on Terror”, Enoch S. Landau

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The Role of Christian Faith in the Acculturation and Identity Development of Chinese Immigrant Youth, Lynn Chyi-Ing Liao

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Assessing Phonology, Syntax & Working Memory using ERP: Towards an Understanding of the Underlying Cause of Developmental Dyslexia, Courtney Patterson

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Hemispheric sensitivity to thematic role information derived from active and passive verbs: An event related brain potentials study, Christopher A. Schwint

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Planting the Seeds: The Experiences of Community Psychology Graduates as Agents of Systemic Social Change, Peggy Ann Weston

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Embracing life after breast cancer: Exploring the holistic health of survivors, Christine Yakiwchuk

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A policy analysis of two preschool prevention programs in Ontario, Seema Aggarwal

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Listening to the voices of women living with HIV/AIDS: A qualitative study of psychosocial impact and quality of life issues, Edna Aryee

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Towards a good life: One family's experiences with individualized supports, Alison Baxter

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Syntactic processing in individuals with dyslexia: Using ERP to address the debate, Hilary Brown

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'If I wasn't friends with these people, I probably wouldn't have adjusted too well': Friendship development and university adjustment among first-year university students, Vanessa Buote

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The development of wheel-induced feeding suppression in male and female rats, Olivia Dalton-Jez

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Prerequisites for reading proficiency in preschoolers, Iuliana Elena Faroga

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Cross-sensitization/tolerance between wheel running and amphetamine and morphine in rats, Clint Inkster

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Pigeons' memory for sequences of light flashes when gap duration is controlled, Dwayne Keough

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Longing to be heard: Examining sense of community and participation through the voices of youth, Marcie D. McKay

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High-risk sexual behaviour, computer experience and the Internet, Amanda E. Nosko

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Planning for the close and distant future: The impact of temporal distance on task completion prediction, Johanna Peetz

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Assessing quality of life for clients of Langs Farm Village Association: A case for inclusion of the social determinants of health approach in addressing quality of life in a community health centre setting, Annette A. Penney

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Intuition and correspondence between implicit and explicit self-esteem, Mervyn Lee Whitfield

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The potential impact that intimacy has on generativity in emerging adulthood: An examination of four relationship domains, Erin Elizabeth Allard

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Prediction of childhood externalizing disorder outcome: A variable-oriented and person-oriented analysis of better beginnings, better futures data, Stephanie C. Cerutti

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Becoming: Stories of L'Arche children, Caroline A. Currie

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Why do young children forget where they learned information? The relation between source monitoring, theory-of-mind understanding and suggestibility, Angela D. Evans

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Biased forgetting effects in the assessment of memory for filled and empty intervals: Evidence for the instructional failure/confusion hypothesis, Stephen Gagne

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Children's ability to use time-lines to recall the order and duration of single and repeated actions, Leanne Lynn Gosse

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Forging and severing connections between historical injustices and current experience, Gregory Roy Gunn

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'To the streets cuz we're on the streets': Exploring the controversy of homeless youth activism in Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario), Nadia Hausfather

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The effect of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CB1 antagonists on sucrose and quinine palatability: Direct measurement with the taste reactivity test, Maegan Jarrett

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Resident participation across the lifecycle of a primary prevention initiative, Alexandra Kissin

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'It was all connected': Understanding and addressing early school-leaving among learners of English as a second language, L. Maureen Lymburner

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Empathy and intergroup relations: Do people empathize less with outgroup members?, Gillian Macdonald

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A comparison of techniques for measuring automatic retrieval in conceptual priming, Jennifer C. Major

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Examining the factors that promote sustained engagement in young people, Marla C. Pender

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fMRI study of cutaneous illusions, Peggy Joanne Planetta

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Experiences and expectations: What prompts an educator to use computers in the classroom?, Craig Ross

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Seeing the future: Does visual perspective influence motivation?, Noelia Vasquez

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Cultural diversity at Family and Children's Services of the Region of Waterloo: An evaluation of a cultural competency training program, Jessica Leigh Vinograd

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Does a past conflict still sting? The influence of recall style and self-esteem on the impact of conflict memories, Huan Jacqueline Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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A media literacy intervention: Using self-objectification as a tool for identifying changes in well-being and internalization, Becky L. Choma

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Investigating age factors in cross-language transfer of phonological processing across English and Chinese languages, Yan Gu

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Perception of empty and filled time intervals in pigeons: An attentional allocation explanation of the empty interval illusion, Stephanie Hornyak

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Effect of ondansetron and Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol on the establishment of lithium-induced conditioned taste avoidance in the house musk shrew (Suncus murinus), Magdalena Kwiatkowska

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Cultural differences in holism, focalism and affective forecasting, Kent C.H. Lam

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Event knowledge and the subjective temporal distance of past events, Travis McTeer

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Story telling: A narrative based evaluation of supported housing for consumers at Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health, Inc., Sarah L. Peddle

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Improving preschoolers' memories for the sources of events: A comparison of two source-monitoring training techniques, Francine M. Pilon

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Novelty and the running-induced feeding suppression, Elham Satvat

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Parents' perceptions of children with learning disabilities: Asian Indian and Caucasian cultural perspectives, Henareet Singh

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The relationship between youth involvement and the transition to university: An examination of the mediating factors, Thanh-Thanh Tieu

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Social interaction and attitudes towards computers in seniors, Melanie Jennifer Webb

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Optimism in parents of 8-year-olds and adolescents: Relations with parental efficacy, age of the child, and gender, Shannon E. Werner

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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'Why should we learn about crime?': Exploring the perceptions and fear of crime among recent immigrants in Waterloo Region (Ontario), Jennifer Robena Bernier

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The meaning of engagement: An exploration of generativity in the domain of politics, Sean Curtis Cameron

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Visualizing the future: Can 'she' predict project completion more accurately than 'I' can?, Jenny Deslauriers

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The state of our union: Appraisals of romantic relationships, Stephen Allan Michael Gallant

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Moving forward while remaining rooted: A case study of the Ebytown Food Co-operative in Waterloo, Ontario (perspectives and findings from a member turned researcher), Maria Hatzipantelis

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Bridging the gap between ethnically/culturally diverse 'others': A contribution to the understanding of how women work together, Kristi D. Kemp

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Exposing the needs of an invisible community: Queer youth in Kitchener-Waterloo, Meghan Kenny

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French and English word reading and word decoding performance in bilingual children: How are phonological processing skills related?, Catherine Adèle Lafrance

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'It's not what we do but how we do it': Process evaluation of a national youth engagement conference, Lisa D. Loiselle

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Looking forward to fitness: The effects of time perception on exercise behaviour, Lianne McLellan

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Computer implementation in education: Hearing the educator's voice, Julie Lynn Mueller

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Driving without a map: Father-son sexual health communication, Alison Elizabeth Pearson

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Effect of conditioned taste avoidance learning on elevated plus maze performance as a measure of potentiated fear, Shadna Rama

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Motivated prediction of future feelings: The effects of mood and mood focus on affective forecasts, Vassili Spyropoulos

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Wheel running as a function of varying effort requirements in rats, Doreen B. Weise

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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From consumerism and stereotypes to pasta sauce: A study of the barriers facing stay-at-home fathers, Nastinia (Nina) Bailey-Dick

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Lifestyle, medical, and socio-structural content in the portrayal of heart disease in the print media, Christina Jane Fuller

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The struggle for community-based health care: A case study of the Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Ontario), Suzanne Galloway

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'Skippers of the shore crew': Women and a fish plant closure (Labrador), Sheila M. Keefe

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The genesis of generativity: Looking for signs of the seventh stage in adolescence, Heather Leigh Lawford

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Community partnerships: A case study of the Hamilton-Wentworth Supported Housing Coordination Network (Ontario), Jonathan S. Lomotey

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The effects of food restriction on wheel running in rats, Vanessa M. Lopak

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Voices from immigrant youth: Perceptions of their involvement with the Canadian justice system. A qualitative study, Elba C. Martell

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The planning fallacy and group predictions: Are groups more or less biased than individuals?, Deanna L. Messervey

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Follow-up evaluation of a transition to university intervention program for first-year students, Evelina Julia Rog

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Employment experiences of people with developmental challenges: A participatory approach, Roslyn J. Shields

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The Internet and youth engagement: An exploration of how youth spend their time online and its relation to civic involvement, Trevor P.D. Taylor

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Investigating interactions between search mechanisms in the control of visual attention, Brian J. White

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Conscious, deliberate, and purposeful living: Lessons from the adult daughters of psychiatrized women, Jody Lee Brown

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Temporal response of the human visual system to suprathreshold luminance and opponent colour contrast gratings, Melanie Bucking

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The effects of misleading information and group discussion on eyewitness testimony, Matthew A. Cook

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The relationship between student involvement and adjustment to the transition to university, Amber Michelle Filiatrault

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Errors in pigeons' memory for number: Effects of ITI and DI illumination, Christopher W. Hope

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The effect of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on lithium-induced sickness reactions in both rats (Rattus norvegicus) and the house musk shrew (Suncus murinus), Stephen W.P. Kemp

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A model of volunteer progression: Supporting and sustaining volunteerism in a primary prevention project, Nicole L. Kenton

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Transition from moderate to excessive wheel running in rats: A function of access length?, Sara B. Lattanzio

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Exploring the inequalities between men and women in relation to marriage: A feminist analysis of women in social work's experiences of marriage, Natalie McCormac

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Timing differences: The modality effect and filled interval illusion with rats and pigeons, Andrew Miki

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Acculturation of missionaries: Religious orientation, coping and adjustment, Geoffrey S. Navara

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A qualitative study of presently and formerly homeless female adolescents (Ontario), Allison J. Rice Roberts

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The effect of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the establishment and the expression of place conditioning (Rattus norvegicus), Robert Ernest Sorge

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'Love the sinner, hate the sin': Reality or fiction?, Scott G. Veenvliet

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Sensitization to indirect and direct dopamine agonists: Behavioural differences in wheel running, Vanhthong Vilaysinh

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Wheel running, feeding, and body weight in adult male rats: Generalizations to adult females and younger animals, Veronica Marie Afonso

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Partner abuse in gay male relationships: Challenging 'we are family', Jeffrey Aguinaldo

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Emergency shelters as empowering settings for young women: A study of process and outcomes, Theresa Bailey