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 2020

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A Housing First Model for Youth and its Relation to Social Integration, Alexandra Amiri

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A program implementation fidelity assessment of a Housing First program in Ontario, Steven Bigioni

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Positive Wellbeing Among University Students from Diverse Communities: A Place-Based Approach, Kevin Bonnell

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Examining Gender Differences in Perceptions of Pay Negotiation and Remuneration Among Late-Adolescents, Meghan Borg

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Domain-Specific Self-Compassion in Individuals High versus Low in Social Anxiety, Leah Brassard

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Social Transition, Coming Out, and Challenging Transnormativity: Non-Binary Experiences in Healthcare, Drew Burchell

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There is No Free: An Indigenous Informed Perspective on Free, Prior and Informed Consent, Nicole Burns

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The Inclusive Nature of Mindfulness-Based Practice: Does Executive Functioning Play a Role in Children's Mindful Experience?, Kaitlyn Butterfield

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Well-being, discrimination, and self-management among racialized LGBQ+ newcomers living in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Emily Cox

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Exploring Young ACB Women’s Experiences of Navigating Sexual Health in the Greater Toronto Area., Natasha Afua Darko

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SPATIAL MEMORY AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING IN THE GOTO-KAKIZAKI RAT MODEL OF DIABETES, Lorielle Dietze

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Picture This: The Effect of Imagery Perspective on Affective Forecasting, Giselle Durand

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Be Kind to Your Mind: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Benefits of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion vs. Social Skills Training Among Children and Adolescents, Lindsey Feltis

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Using Our Past to Predict Our Future: Applying Reference Class Forecasting to Debias Individual Project Completion Predictions, Rebecca Friesdorf

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What Makes an Image Memorable? Effects of Encoding on the Mechanism of Recognition, Asiya Gul

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The role of life events in older women's psychosocial development and well-being, Taylor Hill

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The Effects of Dorsal Lateral Telencephalon Lesions on Zebrafish Social Behaviour, Hailey Katzman

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Narrating a Conscientization journey on Crime Prevention through Social Development, Carlos Luis Zatarain

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Examining the longer-term impact of a home-visiting intervention program on the school readiness skills of English language learners in kindergarten, Michelle McCann

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Age, Access, and Sweets-Motivation, Gehan Senthinathan

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Reducing Meat Consumption: Drawing on Participatory Action Research to Explore Ways of Engaging in a Process of Meat Consumption Reduction, Brittany Spadafore

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Transforming relations: Anishnawbe Natural Law in the “Ring of Fire”, Darren Thomas

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Narcissistic worldview: How narcissism relates to perceptions of conflict and exploitative behaviour, Nicola Urquhart

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(Subjective) Time Heals All Wounds: The Competing Roles of Objective and Subjective Time in Reactions to Past Events, Sarah L. Williams

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An Evaluation of the Timeline as a Memory Retrieval Aid for Children’s Recall of Specific Details from a Repeated Event, Huan Huan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Connectedness to Nature and Pro-Environmental Behaviour from Early Adolescence to Adulthood: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Canada, Daniel Anderson

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Free, Prior, and Informed Decision-Making About Proposed Development on Indigenous Territories in Northern Ontario, Courtney Arseneau

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EXPLORING THE FEMALE AUTISM PHENOTYPE: PERSONAL IDENTITY FORMATION AND WELL-BEING IN AUTISTIC FEMALES, Erinn Nell Barry

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Started from the future now we're here: The effect of planning direction on motivation, Kaylee Boulton

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“INVISIBLE” PARENT EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESSNESS AND SEPARATION FROM THEIR CHILDREN IN CANADA, Rachel A. Caplan

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Neurogenesis and Hippocampus- and Olfactory-Dependent Learning in the Goto-Kakizaki Rat, Alanna Chalk

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Older Adults’ Social Networks and the Role of a Telephone Helpline Program, Harmanpreet (Preet) Chauhan

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Changing the Narrative of Social Determinants of Health: Messaging for Ontarians, Emily Churchill

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Building Young People’s Capacity for Critical and Transcendent Engagement: Examining the Institution, the Community, and the Individual as Protagonists of a School Setting, Livia Dittmer

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Access to the Healthcare System for ACB People Living in Waterloo Region, Ontario: A Racial and Socio-ecological Examination, Tiyondah Fante-Coleman

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Long-term effects of a universal program on child welfare youth's psychosocial outcomes, Alexis Gilmer and Colleen Loomis

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Sense of Community in Young Adulthood and its Relation to Early Childhood Experiences, Madeline Gritzan

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Exploring Profiles of LGBTQ Social Wellbeing in Waterloo Region, Canada, Kendra Hardy

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THE MUSLIMAH PROJECT: A COLLABORATIVE INQUIRY INTO DISCRIMINATION AND MUSLIM WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH IN A CANADIAN CONTEXT, Brianna Hunt

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Second Language Acquisition and Acculturation Differences Between Immigrants and Refugees, Ali Jasemi

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Moral Development in the Online Context, Sarah Mitchinson

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Perceived Social Support and Identity Formation in Bereaved University Students, Katherine Ottley

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THE INFLUENCES OF CULTURE AND THE SELF ON CHILDREN’S MEMORY ENCODING AND DELAYED RETRIEVAL, Hongyuan Qi

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Youth-adult community partnerships: Student voice and choice in addressing racism, Sarah Ranco

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Bridging the Gaps in Bringing in the Bystander: An Intersectional Approach to Campus-Based Sexual Violence Prevention, Anne E. Rudzinski

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Moral Identity, Moral Disengagement, and Online Behaviour from Adolescence to Young Adulthood, Luc Saulnier

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Psychosocial Development and Well-being in Retirement: The Relationship Between Generativity, Ego Integrity, and Regret Among Canadian Retirees, Shauna Spirling

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Using Social Media to Engage Toronto Communities for Resiliency and Stress Planning, Martha Ta

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The Relationship Between Characteristics of Collective Action, Introversion/Extraversion, and Collective Action Endorsement, Adrianna Tassone

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Social Support, Discrimination, and Self-Esteem in LGBTQ+ High School and Post-Secondary Students, Kirstie Taylor

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Learning, Attitudes and Perceptions: Evaluating Teachers Acquiring Competence with Online Literacy Programs for Children, Constanza Uribe-Banda

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Helping Those Who Are Like Me: Highlighting Similarities to Elicit Empathy in Narcissists, Alys Yijun Zhao and Christian H. Jordan

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Do socially anxious individuals lack behavioural mimicry? Examining the relationships among social anxiety, self-focused attention and mimicry, Kayleigh Abbott

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Boundaries of Fostering Happiness: Implicit Theories of Happiness Predict Reactions to Positive Psychological Interventions, Esther Abel

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Successes and Challenges of Syrian Refugee Children in Canada: Language and Literacy, Norah Amin

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Indigenous-Black Identity: Two Manuscripts Concerning Indigenous-Black Identity, Identity Formation, Mental Health, and Trauma, Ann Marie Beals

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Moving Forward with Self-Compassion: An Examination of Self-Compassion, Social Anxiety, and Post-Event Processing, Rebecca A. Blackie

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Examining parental scaffolding in computer based contexts as a function of task difficulty and mobility of computer device, Domenica De Pasquale

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLE THAT COGNITIVE DEFUSION PLAYS WITHIN MINDFULNESS, Amanda Desnoyers

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DO EARLY COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES PREDICT SOCIAL ANXIETY 20 YEARS LATER?, Christina Dimakos

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For better or for worse? Investigating the meaning of change, Jaslyn English and Anne Wilson

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Assessing Job Seekers’ Attraction to Working in Green Buildings, Devon Fernandes

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Testing the Network Reset Hypothesis: Noradrenergic Modulation of Hippocampal Representations, Stephanie L. Grella

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Confronting Sexism in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM): What Are the Consequences?, Eden J.V. Hennessey

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A Grateful Mind: The Impact of Felt Fluency on Subjective Well-Being, Renee Hunt

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Learning to Read in English: Vocabulary Knowledge, Phonological Awareness in Relation to Oral Reading Fluency in Chinese-English Bilinguals, Michelle (RuYun) Huo

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLES OF MECHANORECEPTIVE CHANNELS IN TACTILE APPARENT MOTION PERCEPTION: A VIBROTACTILE STUDY, Phill Kim and Philip Servos Dr.

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Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Interactions: Investigating the Impact of Anxiety on Interpersonal Behaviours, Perceptions, and Processes, Kelly McDonald

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Reading across Different Orthographies: Urdu, Arabic, Hindi and English, Amna Mirza

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The Great and Widening Divide: Political False Polarization and its Consequences, Victoria Parker

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A Phenomenological, Arts-Based Study of Art Therapists’ Self-Reflective Practice, Laurie Ponsford-Hill

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Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment Access Among People Who Inject Drugs, Monika Roerig

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Comparison of the Sensitivity of Yes/No and Forced Choice Associative Recognition, Garrett Schliewinsky

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Moral identity development across middle childhood and adolescence, Sonia Sengsavang

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Narcissistic Intolerance: Verbal Hostility and Dismissiveness in Response to Subjective Disagreement, Wan Wang

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Knowledge mobilization for complex community initiatives: Examining how peer learning strategies influence capacity for local implementation of Housing First, Sarah Kathleen Worton

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Negative Intergroup Contact: Self-Distancing Facilitates Wisdom for First-Generation Immigrants, Hajer Al Homedawy

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CHILDREN'S LETTER LEARNING: THE EFFECT OF MANIPULATING VISUAL COMPLEXITY ON CHILDREN'S LETTER LEARNING, Bahar Amani

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Reading in Arabic Script: A Cross-Linguistic and Cross-National Study, Asma Amin

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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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EXPLORING THE MIDDLE PATH: EFFECTS OF ETHICAL AND SECULAR MINDFULNESS ON WELL-BEING AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, Siyin Chen

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Neural and Social Mechanisms Behind the Social Transmission of Food Preference, Chelsey Damphousse

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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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The Social Self-Compassion Scale (SSCS): Support for a Multi-Domain View of the Self-Compassion Construct and its Relevance to Anxiety, Alison Flett

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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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Investigating the Effects of Mindfulness on Children’s Executive Function, Emotional Regulation, Stress, and Academic Performance Compared to a Control Condition, Lerna Hanceroglu

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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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Spicing Things Up: How Regulatory Focus Affects People’s Willingness To Try Novel Activities With A Romantic Partner, Jill Prince

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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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An Examination of Imagined Contexts: The Unreliability of Context-Dependent Memory Effects in Recall, Caitlin J. I. Tozios

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

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Relationship Commitment as a Moderator of the Effects of Promotion Focus on the Pursuit of Change and Stability Relationship Goals, Sarah Wall

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