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 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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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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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

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