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Volume 7, Issue 1

The Association among Maternal Resiliency, Perception of Touch, and Reports of Infant Touch

By: Lisa D'Agostino | Mentor: Dr. Julee Waldrop

A Practicality Analysis Pertaining to Minimally <br/> Invasive Robot-Assisted Urologic SurgeryThis research study measures how mothers perceive and use touch with their infants, and its association with maternal resiliency, a measure of coping ability. This is important because the inability to cope causes increased stress, which increases negative perceptions of life events, making it even more difficult to cope. Read more

The Role of Parenting and Attachment in Identity Style Development

By: Kaylin Ratner | Mentor: Dr. Steven Berman
Winner of the UCF Library's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Association among Maternal Resiliency, Perception of Touch, and Reports of Infant TouchThe present study set investigates the role of the parent-child relationship in identity formation using a sample of 264 students collected from two high schools in the central Florida area. Maternal responsiveness fosters both the informational and normative identity style, as well as positive attachment. Read more

The Influence of Previous Traumatic Experiences on Haitian Child Refugees' Conceptualization of Fear

By: Jessy Guler, Courtney Guler, and Dr. Judit Szente| Mentor: Dr. Judit Szente

The Association among Maternal Resiliency, Perception of Touch, and Reports of Infant TouchThis study investigates how children's experiences as Haitian refugees influence the development of atypical childhood fears. Eighteen child refugees were interviewed about their personal primary fear objects and their interpretation of fear in a series of drawing and picture observation exercises. Five of these eighteen children were Haitian refugees. Read more

An Analysis of the Ecological Theory of Research Participation Applied to a Sample of Young Adult Males

By: Lisa M. Soler, RN and Adriana Ramirez | Mentor: Dr. Michael J. Rovito

Analysis of the Ecological Theory of Research Participation Applied to a Sample
of Young Adult MalesLongitudinal research studies are consistently affected by attrition, which can undermine the validity and quality of the study results. Current practice has been to accept and compensate for participants' failure to complete the study, as opposed to making efforts to prevent such drop off prior to the study. Read more

Defining Hybridity: Frantz Fanon and Post-Colonialism in Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag

By: Scott Morrison | Mentor: Dr. Pat Angley

Analysis of the Ecological Theory of Research Participation Applied to a Sample
of Young Adult MalesThis essay focuses on issues of assimilation, identity, and hybridity as they apply to the Native American characters in Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag. It interprets the stages of colonization, as proposed by Frantz Fanon, within the novel's storyline by focusing on the specific characterization of its three major characters: Irene, Gil, and Riel. Read more

Intensive Land Use and Conservation Planning at the University of Central Florida

By: Chelsea R. Piner | Mentor: Dr. Peter Jacques

Intensive Land Use and Conservation
Planning at the University of Central FloridaConservation strategies are necessary for cities to meet regional goals of sustainability, but commitments and collaborative efforts among influential stakeholders for economic and developmental growth frequently hinder conservation efforts. This study analyzes how planning documents influence conservation at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Read more