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Volume 6, Issue 2

A Practicality Analysis Pertaining to Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Urologic Surgery

By: Chase Cavayero | Mentor: Dr. Michael Rovito

A Practicality Analysis Pertaining to Minimally <br/> Invasive Robot-Assisted Urologic Surgery Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery is a technological development that has changed the field of medicine in the past decade. The introduction of the da Vinci® by Intuitive Surgical Inc. has opened up many interesting options in several different fields. Specifically, the field of urology has seen increased utilization of the robotic technique due to the precision allowed by the technology. Read more

What Is Appealing?: Sex and Racial Differences in Perceptions of the Physical Attractiveness of Women

By: Rachel Sewell | Mentor: Dr. Amy Donley

What is Appealing?: Sex and Racial Differences
in Perceptions of the Physical Attractiveness of WomenBeauty and physical appearance are two things that are considered to be of great importance in today's society. In the U.S. today, many strive for physical perfection, and much attention is focused on the way one looks. A beauty ideal has been created over time through the combination of several elements within American culture, and this ideal image attempts to define female beauty as fitting into a certain mold. Read more

Civilizing the Metropole: The Role of the 1889 Parisian Universal Exposition's Colonial Exhibits in Creating Greater France

By: Michael D. Brooks | Mentor: Dr. Amelia Lyons

What is Appealing?: Sex and Racial Differences
in Perceptions of the Physical Attractiveness of WomenDuring the era of New Imperialism, the French state had the daunting task of convincing the French public of the need to support and to sustain an overseas empire. Stemming from its defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and hoping to regain its former global position, the French state set out to demonstrate the importance of maintaining an empire. Read more

Exploring Cognitive Dissonance between College Students' Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Their Higher Education

By: Shawn Gaulden | Mentor: Dr. David Gay

Exploring Cognitive Dissonance between College Students' Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Their Higher EducationWith perceptions of conflict between religion and science often appearing in popular discussions and academic writings, cognitive dissonance may result if college students find their epistemological beliefs challenged during their undergraduate education. Read more

Influence of Family and Victim Demographic Factors on Treatment Completion for Children Exposed to Abuse and Family Violence

By: Jennifer E. Gonzalez | Mentor: Dr. Andrew P. Daire

Influence of Family and Victim Demographic Factors on Treatment Completion for Children Exposed to
Abuse and Family Violence The Children's Bureau of Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (2010) estimates that over 75 million children disclose being victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, and medical neglect each year. However, for agencies that provide services to victims of child sexual abuse and neglect, successfully completing treatment for clients is challenging but imperative in decreasing the likelihood of the child or adolescent developing emotional, psychological, and behavioral consequences. Read more

The Proposed Etiologies of Dissociative Identity Disorder

By: Jillian Blueford | Mentor: Dr. Gulnora Hundley

Influence of The Proposed Etiologies of Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) evolves after suffering consecutive, traumatizing forms of abuse during an individual's early years. Repetitive abuse can lead an individual to develop two or more personalities, and then experience memory loss or other cognitive gaps in his or her early childhood that continue to the present day. This can have devastating effects on millions of people because a significant percentage of affected individuals do not recognize the symptoms or choose to believe that DID does not exist. Read more