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Volume 8, Issue 1

Parentification in Deployed and Non-Deployed Military Families: A Preliminary Assessment

By: Tayler Truhan | Mentor: Dr. Sandra Neer
Winner of the UCF Library's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Improving Community-Based Shoreline Erosion Stabilization
Parentification in Deployed and Non-Deployed
Military Families: A Preliminary AssessmentThe purpose of this study is to investigate the differences in parentification in military families with a deployed parent and without a deployed parent. Parentification has been defined as a parent-child relationship in which the child is given roles and responsibilities that are inappropriate for the child's developmental level. Read more

The Use of Mobile Applications in Preventive Care and Health-Related Conditions: A Review of the Literature

By: Naomi Ringer | Mentor: Dr. Leslee D'Amato-Kubiet

The Use of Mobile Applications in Preventive Care and Health-Related Conditions: A Review of the Literature The purpose of this review of literature is to understand the role of mobile device applications (apps) in health-related conditions and to analyze their effects on health outcomes related to the management of chronic illnesses. The author also explores implications for the future use of apps in patient-centered care and interpretation of the data by health care providers. Read more

The Effect of Misogynistic Humor on Millenials' Perception of Women

By: Natasha Vashist | Mentor: Dr. Chrysalis Wright

The Effect of Misogynistic Humor on Millenials' Perception of Women Humor is often a controversial genre of entertainment. It is not critically examined due to its intentionally offensive nature. This study examines the impact of sexist humor on millenials' perception of women. Students (n = 1,096) from a four-year university were divided into two groups and both participated in a survey examining attitudes toward women and media-viewing habits. Read more

"Not to Die, but to Survive": The Construction of Female Voice in Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits

By: Emily Thomson | Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez-Milanés

Not to Die, but to Survive: The Construction of Female Voice in Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende's debut novel The House of the Spirits follows three generations of a Chilean family, focusing primarily on the lives of the grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter. Living under a controlling patriarch and an oppressive government, these women strive to reclaim and maintain their identities in a world that denies and rejects their agency and experiences. This literary critical essay discusses the means through which Allende's characters, and Allende herself, create their own narratives: silence, speech, and writing. Read more

Determining Tidal Elevations in Dry Elements within a Coastal Salt Marsh Model

By: Martin Coleman | Mentor: Dr. Stephen Medeiros

Determining Tidal Elevations in Dry Elements within a Coastal Salt Marsh Model An integrated hydrodynamic/marsh biomass model is a useful tool for analyzing multiple hydrologic activities on a shoreline. A key component of this type of model is the location of local tidal elevations. During astronomic tide simulations, nodes in the finite element mesh are either wet or dry. At nodes that are continuously wet during the simulation, tidal elevations are computed from ADCIRC-2DDI (ADvanced CIRCulation) output. Read more

The Self-Reference Effect, Emotion, and Self-Esteem

By: Analise McGreal | Mentor: Dr. Wei Wang

The Self-Reference Effect, Emotion, and Self-Esteem This study examines the effect of emotionally-charged stimuli on surprise recall rates of self-referentially processed words. In a between-subjects experimental design, 101 undergraduate students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) were randomly assigned to one of three groups (positive words, negative words, or neutral words) and presented with a list of seven adjectives describing appearance (e.g. cute, appalling, tall); experimental procedures were carried out through the UCF Qualtrics online survey design platform. Read more