All master’s theses completed through the Graduate College of Western Michigan University since 2012 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. We have a few digital copies of earlier years. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 1990

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The Effects of Performance Feedback on the Implementation of a Statistically-Based Quality Control Program, Gordon O. Henry

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Simulation of Bromide Transport in a Layered Aquifer Using Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Computer Models, Kathleen Michelle Hewitt

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Comparison of Behaviors of Suspected Sexually Abused and Nonsexually Abused Preschool Children Using Anatomical Dolls, Rita Kenyon-Jump

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How Work Experience Affects Personnel Selection, Donna T. Klein

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A Systematic Evaluation Technique for Assisting in the Identification and Prevention of Wrist Stress in the Work Place, Karen Kleinfeld

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The Effects of a Reinforcer on Behavior Maintained by a Second External Reinforcer, Jeanne Marie LaMere

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Witches Every Month? The Social Construction of Premenstrual Syndrome, Suzanne Latham

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Generalization of Promise-Do Correspondence Training with Respect to the Individual to Whom the Promise is Made, Robert J. Latka

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The Mapping of a Colored Petri Net Model to an OPS5 Rule-Based Production System, Sally S. Lockwitz

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A Comparison of Outcome Reinforcement Contingencies and Process Reinforcement Contingencies Using Concurrent Training with the Severely Mentally Impaired, Nancy Lonsberry

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Effect of Therapist-Initiated Versus Self-Initiated Vestibular Stimulation on Vocalization in Children with Autism, Carol L. Maddox

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The Effects of Problem-Solving Skills Training with Chronic Schizophrenic Patients, Asiah Mayang

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Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry of the Tekonsha Moraine and Adjacent Interlobate Deposits in Charleston Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Victor V. Melbardis

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Impact of Group Process Techniques on Group Cohesiveness, Jeri Lee Meola

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Effect of Refining on the Brightness of Softwood CTMP and TMP Pulps, Ashok Kumar Mishra

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Of Berry Pickers, Shanty Boys, and the Jack Pine Bird: Patterns of Settlement and Subsistence in Nineteenth Century Oscoda County, Rose Lockwood Moore

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Development of a Neural Net Model for the Assignment Problem, Philip Paul Moss

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Perceptual Effects of Perturbation and Additive Noise, Richard E. Nero

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Effect of Modified Instructions on Test Performance of First Graders, Lisa J. Nuss

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Robert Grosseteste's De Ubero Arbitrio, Andrew L. Pearson

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Kinetics of the Metal-Exchange Reaction between Ortho-Phospho-DL -Serinenickelate(II) and Copper(II), Jeffrey M. Peterman

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Analogical Reasoning of Elderly Adults Using Three Modalities: Words, Pictures, and Figures, Judy L. Rau

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The Effects of Repeated Trials on the Cardiovascular Responses to Reading Aloud and Non-Stressful Conversation, George S. Renfrey

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The Effect of a Multi-Component Treatment Package on Seat Belt Usage Among Hispanics, Senez Rodriguez-Charbonier

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Solitary Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment of Unipolar Depressive Disorders in Women, Lisa Ann Romano-Neal

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Michigan Apple Pest Identifier and Manager Expert System, James R. Schalk

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Research and Theory on the Housing and Care of Laboratory Pigeons and Rats, Dylan David Schmorrow

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An Examination of the Effectiveness of Teaching Nonverbal Sensitivity to Students in an Occupational Therapy Curriculum, Darla Kathleen Schurmeier

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Applying the Matching Law in a Sheltered Workshop, Kristin Elizabeth Skousgard

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Moderate Asthmatics, Kellye Hutton Slaggert

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Standing Time While Engaged in an Upper Extremity Activity Versus Standing Time While Not Engaged in an Upper Extremity Activity, Wendy A. Smith

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The Acquisition of Spelling by Developmentally Disabled Adults: An Examination of Some Variations of the Look-Cover-Write-Check Cycle, Mark Stafford

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An Examination of the Irrelevance of the Term Neoconservative as Used in American Ideological Debates, Mark C. Stanczak

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Improving Active Treatment through Performance Management, Carman E. Stark

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Three Women Saints in the Thirteenth Century: Mentalities and Roles, Ulrike Strasser

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Teacher and Student Discourse Variables in Academic Communication, Janet M. Sturm

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A Comparison of a Topography-Based Language System and a Selection-Based Language System, Carl Sundberg

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Analysis of Guatemalan Textiles, Cristina Keiko Tomita

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Self-Control in Children: The Impact of Reinforced Commitment, Michael G. Winter

Theses from 1989

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An Ergonomic Training Program for Manual Handling Tasks, Akhilesh Agrawal

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The Effect of Study Skills Training on the Academic Performance of Learning Disabled Students in Mainstream Classes, Kathleen M. Allen

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A Comparison of Maximal and Submaximal Heart Rate and Oxygen Uptake in Combined Arm and Leg Bicycling and Rowing, Victoria L. Asaro

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The Effects of Added Purpose on Fine Motor Performance in Learning Disabled Children, Sarah Lynn Austin

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Comparison of Traditional and Computer-Assisted Administrations of the PPVT-R with Trainably Mentally Impaired Students, Wanda Balla

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An Investigation of Pitch Perturbation and Vocal Intensity Characteristics of Stutterers and Nonstutterers, Carmen M. Bamberg

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Continuous Passive Motion after Knee Arthroscopy, Lisa Bauman

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A Doctrine Revised: The Venezuelan Crisis of 1902 and the Roosevelt Corollary, George Arthur Boston

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Cloning and Sequencing of the Eco RII Monomer Fragment of Satellite DNA from the Mouse Mus Musculus, Timothy Patrick Boyle

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Analogical Processing Skills in Three Modalities in Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Graders, Amy Sirrae Cashen

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The Task /Time Management Component of the Learning to Learn System, James B. Cook

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Techniques for Increasing Writing and Reading Proficiency of International Students, Abatah D. Daher

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Compliance with Universal Precautions by Health Care Workers in a Rural Community Emergency Room, Jane E. Devries

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Smoking Cessation in Relapsed Smokers: A Competing Schedules Approach, Catherine E. Ellis

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Cessation of Chronic Ethanol Intake Reverses Ultrastructural Alterations in Ileal M Cells, Robert Rosback Eversole

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Computer Assisted Drill and Practice: An Instructional Aid to Increasing Rate of Acquisition of Addition Math Facts, Paula G. Frandsen

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Education for Employment: An Update of Kalamazoo County's Career Education Model, Wendy French

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Quantification of Refining Actions, Hari R. Goyal

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The Use of Musical Wind Instruments as an Expiratory Therapy with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients, Ellen R. Griggs Drane

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Origins a Symphony for Orchestra, Thomas E. Haupt

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The Implementation of a Generalized Database Directory, Claudia Helms-Vaccaro

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An Efficient Implementation of Logical Design for Relational Databases, Shakeel Ishaque

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A Comparison of Selected Old and New Right Wing Groups: Involvement with Law Enforcement, Elvin W. Keith III

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Aids Prevention through Printed Media: Knowledge and Communication Behaviors of Gay College-Aged Males, Cheryl L. Knight

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Psychophysiological Assessment of Panic Disorder, Kent A. Koehn

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The Role of Socialization in the Process of Political Life: An Analysis of Gender Roles in Elementary School Textbooks on Taiwan, Chien-Hong Lee

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Resistivity and Seismic Refraction Surveys Applied to a Groundwater Investigation in Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Homa Moaddel

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Original Intent and the Reagan Court: A New Approach to the Madisonian Dilemma?, Deborah Nelson Snow

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Leisure Satisfaction of Alcoholics and Cocaine Addicts, Tamera F. Stanback

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Concerto for Euphonium and String Orchestra, Steven Dale Sudduth

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An Analysis of High Dimensional Data, Ravishankar Swamy

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Religious Belief, Salience, and Social Action: Are They Related?, Timothy R. Tuinstra

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The Myth of Tereus and the Nightingale Motif in Classical and Medieval Literature and in the Works of Chauce, Betty Vanderwielen

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A Laboratory Characterization of Pulp and Paper Mill Solid Wastes for Potential Use as Hydraulic Barrier Material in Landfill Covers, Carleton Van Maltby

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Hands-On Purposeful Activity and Short-Term Memory Retention in Elderly Patients with Cognitive Deficits, Desiree Arah Varner

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Wetland Study of Southeastern Portage Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Kevin M. Walsh

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Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Nuclear Charge Form Factors, Tao Wang

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Calculation of Electron Scattering for 4He in a Continuum Shell Model, Ming Yu

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A Generalized Data Distribution Model for Distributed Relational Databases, Patrick D. Yurk

Theses from 1988

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Synthesis and Reactions of a-Diketones and Preparation of Some New Benzimidazoles, Mohamad Reza Agharahimi

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Single-Electron Capture and Loss Cross Sections vs. Target Z for 1 MeV/u Oxygen Ions Incident on Gases, Scott Avery Boman

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Community Education Plan for North Kent Consortium, Charlene M. Bunnell

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An Analysis of Four Empathy Variables as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction, Teck Seong Chee

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The Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Ethosuximide in the Pigeon, Rodney D. Clark

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An Analysis of Early Woodland Pottery from Southwest Michigan, James W. Cogswell

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The Relationship of Pore Volume and Pore Size Distribution to the Development of Gloss and Scattering Coefficient, John A. Cook

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Implementing Computer Use in a 5th Grade Curriculum: A Study of the Process of Implementation and Subsequent Impact, Walter F. Davison

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A Study of Alkaline Sodium Sulfite Pretreatment of Spruce During Thermomechanical Pulping, Nagaraju Dendukuri

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Energy Considerations in Stock Preparation Refining Modified by Recycling, Rajendra D. Deshpande

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Effects of the Addition of Binder on the Packing Characteristics of Pigment Particles, Rajesh K. Garg

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Choice Responding in Pigeons Exposed to Sequences of Fixed-Ratio Schedules: Effects of Multiple Components, Susan Goeters

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The Evaluation of Efficiency Determination of Screening Device (Pressure Screen) by Image Analysis, Rajeev Kumar Goyal

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An Evaluation of a Student Orientation Pilot Project and Counseling Services as Retention Activities at Grand Valley State University, Mary T. Gustas

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Cross-Age Study to Locate the Common Characteristics of Students Identified as Struggling Readers, Jean C. Hackney

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Educational Presentation in Increasing Chemically Dependent Males’ Report of Sexual Abuse, Linda L. Hand

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Programmer and End User Communication in Computer System Development, Theresa J. Hart

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A Seismic Analysis of Reefs in the Traverse Limestone of Allegan County, Michigan, William Charles Henderson

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Small Michigan Schools: Course Offerings and Methods Used to Maintain Curriculum Despite Low Enrollment, Dona M. Hettle

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A Study of the Development of a Second Language Program Proposal for Decatur Public Schools, Linda L. Iciek

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A Study of an Integral Equations for Computing Radial Distribution Functions, Noraini Ismail

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Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures in Pigeons and the Effects of Ethosuximide Thereon, James J. Jakubow