Afrikan Boy Dissertation Topics

Recent Student Theses and Research Essays on Africa and the African Diaspora at Carleton

2017

Ebere Ahanihu
“Digitizing Failure: Development and Power in Nigeria e-Schools”

Tyler Paziuk “Trade Unions and Noncitizens in South Africa: Towards an Organizational Norm of Differentiated Universalism.”

2016

Dahay Daniel “The Comforts of Coffee: A Rite of Passage and the Cultural Binding of the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with its people in Diaspora.” History, MA

2015

JayneBergeron Participation as Transformation? Exploring the dimensions of women’s empowerment in agricultural co-operatives in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: The case of Mamsera AMCOS (MA, Research Paper, Public Policy and Administration, 2015).

Philip Billingham The Struggle for a Living Wage: Origins and Implications of the Marikana Massacre (MA, Research Paper, Political Economy with a specialization in African Studies, 2015).

David Mastey, African Child Soldier Narratives and the American Market (PhD, English, 2015).

Moyo, Nicole Nomsa, Ukubutha: Towards a New Social Architecture in South African Township (M.Arch., Architecture,2015)

Bethanie Pascutto, Context Matters: Tax Mix and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2015).

Doaa Saddek,Adverse Selection in Household Investment in Education in Egypt: Can the World Bank Policy Recommendations Offer a Solution for Egyptian Households? (PhD, Public Policy, 2015).

Christine Stenton, Struggling for the ‘right to the city’: In situ informal settlement upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi,
(MA, Political Economy with a specialization in African Studies, 2015)

2014

Nesochi Chinwuba,‘God Forbid, You’re Gay!’ Exploring How Gay Nigerians Negotiate their Multiple Identities in the Diaspora (MA, Women’s and Gender Studies, 2014).

Amanda Cox,Income-Generating Products for People with Disabilities in the Majority World: Understanding the Complexities of Participatory Design in Rural Uganda (MDes, Industrial Design, 2014).

Dadzie Ato Kwamena,
The Noise of Silence: How Suppression of Free Expression Threatens the Fragile Peace in Post-Genocide Rwanda (MJ, Journalism, 2014).

Egan, Glennys ,
‘Actually-existing’ Neoliberalism in Nairobi, Kenya: Examining Informal Traders’ Negotiations Over Access to the Entrepreneurial City (MA, Political Economy with a specialization in African Studies, 2014).

Christopher Huggins,Seeing Like a Neoliberal State? Authoritarian High Modernism, Commercialization and Governmentality in Rwanda’s Agricultural Reform (PhD, Geography with a Specialization in Political Economy, 2014).

Koonar, CatherineSlavery by a New Name: Children, Childhood and Forced Labour in Colonial Ghana, 1855-1914 (MA, History with a specialization in African Studies, 2014).

Lyncaster, Juhli,Connecting Bodies: Re-examining Ritual Murder in Venda  (MA, Anthropology, 2014).

O’Sullivan, Sarah, The Politics of Triage: International Aid and AIDS Care in Northern Uganda (MA, Anthropology with a specialization in African Studies, 2014).

Lauren Poole, Measuring a holy terror : a threat assessment of Boko Haram (MA,Essay, International Affairs, 2014).

Sid Rashid, Preventive diplomacy, mediation and the responsibility to protect : a missed opportunity in Libya (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2014)
Rocca, Vera The Gendered Implications of the Expansion in Commercial Sugarcane Production: A Case Study of Contract Farming in Magobbo, Zambia (MA, International Affairs, 2014).

Sarah Waisvisz, Dissident Diaspora: Genres of Maroon Witness from the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean (PhD, English, 2014)

2013

Jennifer Amanda Coffie,Returning to Rebuild: Forced Migration, Resource Transformation and Reintegration of Liberian Returnees from Ghana and Guinea (PhD, Political Science, 2013).

Shaun Coombes,Growing the Architecture of Barbados: From Vulnerable to Resilient Shelters (MArch, Architecture, 2013).

Matthew Croombs,An Opposition in Search of Itself : Modern French Cinema and the Algerian War (PhD, Cultural Mediations, 2013).

Holly Dunn, Customary justice and the rule of law in the Eastern DRC : a case study of baraza (MA, Political Science, 2013).

Amatoritsero Ede, The Global Literary Canon and Minor African Literatures (PhD, English, 2013).

Marc Elison, Dwog Paco: An Anthropographic Investigation Into The Reintegration Of Female Child Soldiers In Northern Uganda.  See videos here and blogs here. (MJ, Research Project, Journalism, 2013).

Brian Enright, WASHed Up? An Analysis of Water Access,Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes (MA, Sociology, 2013).

Wairimu Gitau , Social media use in Mathare during 2012 elections in Kenya (MJ, Research Project, Journalism, 2013).

Zoë Gross
, Constructing Whiteness and Locating Power in East Africa: Desirability and Status of ‘Others’ with Access (MA, Women’s and Gender Studies, 2013).

Nathan Kruger Healing by trial? : post-conflict justice and the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2012).

Martin, MelanieArtistes rebelles : la révolte de la danseuse dans trois romans contemporains (MA, French, 2013).

Brielle Morgan, Poverty Tourism in NairobiKenya (MJ, Research Project, Journalism, 2013).

Eric Muller, Kith and Kin: Thabo Mbeki’s Policy of “Quiet Diplomacy” Towards Zimbabwe (MA, Political Science, 2013)

Jennifer PerryDeveloping the Volunteer Tourist Identity through Meaningful Interaction: A Critical Comparison of the Lived Experiences of Childcare and Animal Care Volunteers in South Africa (MA, Sociology, 2013).

Andréna PierreThird Party Citizen Reactions to Interventions in a Genocide: The Influence of the Social Categorization of Victims and the Norm of a Responsibility to Protect (PhD, Psychology, 2013).

Rosset, ShannonSugar and spice and everything nice : the impact of ideology on best practices for sexual and reproductive health in Barbados (MA, International Affairs, 2013).

Cassandra Verardi, Perceptions of Voluntourism [South Africa] (MA, Anthropology, 2013).


2012

Sinmi Akin-AinaIn the Shadows of Marginality: An Analysis of the 2006 Kenyan Refugee Act and Urban Refugee Women (MSW, Social Work, 2012).

kru AliDevelopment Identity and Citizenship: The Ugandan Muslim Youth Experience (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2012).

Leah Alesia Broome
The confused identity: an exposition of the Barbadian-Caribbean culture (MArch, Architecture, 2012).

Brittony ChartierReversing the Gaze: Wasu, The Keys and Black Man on Europe and Western Civilization in the Interwar Years, 1933-1937 (MA, History, 2012).

Elizabeth CobbettSouth Africa in the Changing World Order: Power, Finance and Society (PhD, Political Science, 2012).

Dacia DouhaibiThe influence of integration on the remittance behaviours of diasporas (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2012)

Graham FoxBelonging Behind Walls: Race, Security, and Citizenship amongst Euro-Kenyans in Nairobi (MA, Anthropology, 2012).

Carol HunsbergerGreat aims, small gains: Jatropha-based biofuels and competing discourses of development in Kenya (PhD, Geography and Environmental Studies, 2012).

Salah JamaThe determinants of one party dominance in India and South Africa: the cases of INC and ANC and  lessons of party building for Somaliland/Somalia (MA, Research Essay, Political Science, 2012).

Arianna JezariThrough Their Eyes: Insights from the Lived Experiences of Blind Youth in Uganda (MA, Anthropology, 2012).

Philip MartinComing together : power-sharing and durability of negotiated peace settlements [Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia] (MA, Research Essay, International Affairs, 2012).

Keith McCuaig. Jamaican Canadian music in Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s: a preliminary history (MA, History, 2012).

Matthew Morris Traditional Authorities, Politics and Development in Ghana (MA, Research Essay, Political Science, 2012).

William Nham
Digging Up Zimbabwean Gold Miners: An Anthropological Study of Artisanal Gold Mining in Central Mozambique (MA, Anthropology, 2012).

Golrokh NiaziRevolution or reform? : prospects for democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MA, Research Essay, Political Science, 2012).

Franklin Oduro Transitional societies, democratic accountability and policy responses: The formulation of the truth and reconciliation commission approach to transitional justice policy (South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana) (PhD, Political Science, 2012).

Idil Salah. Localized Governance in the Midst of Anarchy: The Role of Non-state Actors in Somalia’s Nation-State building (PhD, Political Science, 2012).

Daniel StadnickiEnjoying Gospel Drumming: An Investigation of ‘Post-Racial’ Appropriation, Consumption, and Idealization in Contemporary Black Musicianship (MA, Music and Culture, 2012).

Vivienne Torpey
Politics of Environmental Management and Policy: A Case Study of Ghana (PhD, Political Science, 2012).

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2017

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DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAYS BETWEEN LOW BIRTH WEIGHT STATUS AND CHILDREN’S ACADEMIC AND SOCIOEMOTIONAL COMPETENCE: THE ROLE OF PARENTING PROCESSES AS A MODERATOR, Sangita Pudasainee-Kapri

2016

 

The Transmission of Ethnic Identity and Parenting Beliefs Between Two Generations of Ukrainian-American Immigrant Families, Christina Marie Bobesky

 

Young Adult Dating Violence and Coercive Control: A Comparative Analysis of Men and Women’s Victimization and Perpetration Experiences, Nicole E. Conroy

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Divergence or Convergence of Home and School Ethnic-Racial Socialization: Effects on Preschool Children's Self-Regulation, Kimberly Leah Davidson

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Racial Incidents in the Classroom: A Qualitative Study on Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions, Melinda Day

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THE ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ECONOMIC HARDSHIP AND PATERNAL DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AND CHILDREN’S SOCIO-EMOTIONAL OUTCOMES VIA PATERNAL PARENTING: A BAYESIAN APPROACH, Elif Dede Yildirim

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Parenting Styles, Effortful Control, and Academic Outcomes among Chinese Adolescents: The Mediating Effect of Activation Control, Yemo Duan

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Challenging Behaviors of Children with and without Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood and Parent Management Behaviors, Ellen Gottuso

 

CHINESE MOTHER-CHILD INTERACTIONS DURING MATHEMATICAL TASKS, Kai Sun

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Inductive Discipline and Children's Prosocial Behavior: the Role of Parental Emotion Regulation Strategies, Xinyue Xiao

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The Relationships between Confucian Family Values and Attitudes toward Divorce in Mainland China: An Exploratory Study, Ruiwen Zheng

2015

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FAMILY COHESION AND CHILD FUNCTIONING AMONG SOUTH KOREAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE US: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF KOREAN PARENT-CHILD CLOSENESS AND THE MODERATING ROLE OF ACCULTURATION, Bora Jin

 

A Path Analysis of Military Cultural Factors Contributing to Suicidal Behavior in the OEF/OIF/OND Veteran, Margaret J. Lane

2014

 

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN UKRAINE: APPLICATION OF THE STRESS-CULTURE MODEL, Iryna Balabukha

 

Assessment of Cognitive Abilities and Reading Comprehension Across School-Age Development: A Meta-Analysis, Diana B. Finn

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FATHER INVOLVEMENT IN LOW-INCOME FAMILIES: EVIDENCE ON PREDICTORS OF INVOLVEMENT FROM TWO LARGE SCALE MATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH DATASETS, Mark Dean Thomas

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Home Literacy Environment, the Quality of Mother-Child Book Reading Interactions, and Taiwanese Children's Early Literacy Development, HUI-HUA WANG

2013

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Adolescent Personality, Confucian Values, Parenting Typologies and Adolescent Behavioral Outcomes: A Study in South Korea, Yo Ok Chang

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Strengths and Risk Factors for Romantic Relationships: Perspectives of African American Women, Chandice M. Haste-Jackson

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The Conceptions and Practices of Motherhood among Indo-Caribbean immigrant mothers in the United States: A Qualitative Study, Darshini T. Roopnarine

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Parent Aggression and Youth Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors: Stability and Mutual Influence, Ann L. Sheedy

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Socio-Cultural Influences on Adolescent Smoking in Mainland China: The Mediating Role of Smoking-Related Cognitions, Yan Wang

2012

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Models of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, Jodi Canfield

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Child Care Center Directors' Perceptions of Continuity of Care: A Qualitative Investigation, Desalyn De-Souza

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Linking Parental Developmental History, Perceptions Of Parenting Behavior And Attachment: Precursors To Peer Relatedness In Emerging Adulthood, Vikki Lynn O'Connor

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Pagkababae at Pagkalalake (Femininity and Masculinity): Developing a Filipino Gender Trait Inventory and predicting self-esteem and sexism, Vivienne Velez Valledor-Lukey

2011

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E Effects of Internet Use on Academic Achievement and Behavioral Adjustment among South Korean Adolescents: Mediating and Moderating Roles of Parental Factors, Soohyun Kim

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Experiences with Childcare Choices Reported by Mothers in Single- and Multiple-Income Households, Lois M. Truman

2010

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An examination of teachers' perceptions: Ohio's early childhood teacher preparation programs, Melissa N. Neal

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Factors influencing Asian Indian American children's academic performance, Toral Sanghavi

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Perceptions of paternal involvement with preschoolers in Korean families: Relationships to teachers' assessments of children's social skills, Huyn Jung Yang

2009

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Generative grandfathering, commitment, and contact: How grandfathers nurture relationships with grandchildren and the relational and mental health benefits for aging men, James Smith Bates

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Family role stressors, psychological distress, and marital adjustment in South Korean families: Mediating role of collectivist coping strategies, Yun Hee Kim

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The development and testing of a social cognitive model of commitment: A structural equation analysis, Kahsi Ann Smith

2007

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Parenting, child mastery motivation, and children's school readiness to learn in Turkey: A structural equation analysis, Aysegul Metindogan Wise

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Grandparent-grandchild relationships and perceptions of grandparent goal influence in emerging adulthood, Ryan Macey Wise

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Reading beliefs and strategies of Taiwanese mothers with preschoolers in relation to the children's emergent literacy, Chu-Chu Wu

2006

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Parental assistance and first-year college student independence and adjustment, Elizabeth Carter

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Young Taiwanese children's language performance and anxiety as a function of parental beliefs and practices, Li-Ching Sun

2005

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Links between personality traits and school aggression and internalizing behaviors in African American early adolescents, Melanie A. Evans

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Race-related stress, racial socialization, and African American adolescent adjustment: Examining the mediating role of racial identity, Shauna Nicole Harps

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The impact of family stressors, interparental conflict, and parenting behaviors on children's overt and relational aggression: A focus on Korean families, Kwanghee Jung

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The impact of infidelity on the offended spouse: A study of gender differences and coping strategies in a religious population, Harmon Lester Meldrim

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The relationship of novice Turkish early childhood education teachers' professional needs, experiences, efficacy beliefs, school climate for promoting early childhood learning, and job satisfaction, Ozkan Ozgun

2004

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Racial and ethnic socialization in African-American families: Scale development and validation, Tiffany Brown

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Factors associated with teacher intervention in relational aggression, Irene Kehres

2003

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The portrayals of male parents in Caldecott Award-winning American picture books (1938--2002): Examining the culture of fatherhood presented to young people, Suzanne Marie Flannery-Quinn

2002

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Effectiveness of early childhood teachers in the Indian context, Arti Joshi

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The impact of financial strain on adolescents' psychological functioning in Romania: The role of family processes, Mihaela Robila

2001

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Effectiveness of service delivery models in inclusive early childhood programs, Leslie Jane Couse

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Ecological context of African American teens' sexuality: Exploring risk and protective factors, Tracey Yvette Lewis

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Beyond independent children and authoritative parenting: Korean mothers' perspective, Meera Shin

2000

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Domestic violence in relation to family of origin and adult characteristics, Kathleen Elizabeth Bigsby

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Parental efficacy and practices among Korean immigrant families in the United States: Relations with family functioning, familism, and acculturation, Hae-Seung Lee

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Effects of inservice training on length of teacher-child turn-taking conversations and types of questions with low-income preschoolers, Patricia M. Martin

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Acculturation among Indian immigrants: A study of ethnic identification and mate-selection, Smita Mathur

1999

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Brazilian families: Parental involvement with children and beliefs about family organization, Silvia Pereira Da Cruz Benetti

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The role of grandmothers and stepgrandmothers in the social support systems of young adult grandchildren, Cindy Eileen Block

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Dimensions of parenting stress of mothers and fathers of a school-age child with a disability, Diane W. Keller

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Father involvement with preschoolers in the home in families with children with disabilities, Mary Elizabeth Riposo

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The impact of three dimensions of family life (home, work, and academic competence) on single-career and dual-career families: A case study in Java, Indonesia, Yasin Siswanto

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Mothers' and fathers' interaction with preschoolers in the home in Northern Thailand: Relationships to teachers' assessments of children social skills, Oracha Tulananda

1998

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Children's perceptions of stressful events and how they cope with them: An Indian experience, Aparna Bagdi

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Young adult grandchildren's perceptions of relationships with grandparents and parents, Laura Hess Brown

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Racial socialization perceptions, practices, and experiences of Black American parents and adolescents: The echoes' of a parent's heart in the voice of a child, Tracy Y. Willis Espy

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Parental warmth, control, and involvement in schooling in relation to Korean American adolescents' academic achievement, Kyoungho Kim

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Identity development: The links between coping style, sibling relationships, and parenting style, Marie Carmelita Lomeo

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A path model of couple intimacy: Examining the residuals of parenting style on young adult children's heterosexual couple relationships, Lisa Loree Gold Sine

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Unmuffled voices: The therapeutic experiences of white women living in economic poverty, Carolyn Irene Wright

1997

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Documenting the experiences of academically successful college-aged African-American females, Dina Marlene, Wilderson

1996

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Relationship between college lifestyles and later life course: A comparison of three cohorts, Jonathan Charles Gibralter

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The influence of therapist attractiveness, presenting problem, and client gender on client comfort with disclosing in couple therapy, Steven Michael Harris

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The impact of gender, gender attitudes, and communication on patient satisfaction during medical visits, Joan Angela Wolfensberger

1994

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Climbing the mountain: A qualitative study of the intimate relationship as a vehicle for personal and spiritual growth, Pamela Kay June

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The effects of family history of alcoholism on the pattern of motivation for drinking and the level of consumption in young adult offspring, Farzaneh S.A. Khazrai

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Relationships between assessments of intrapersonal and interpersonal functioning and maternal teaching strategies in employed mothers, Maureen Anne Sullivan

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Stuttering and phonological disorders in children: Examination of the covert repair hypothesis, J. Scott Yaruss

1993

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The effects of timing, social support, and the psychobiological influences of pregnancy on dyadic adjustment in Caucasian and African-American couples, Debra Bond Wollaber

1992

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High-achieving low-achieving low-income Black children: What makes the difference?, Josephine A. Bright

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The experience of friendship among adolescents with Neurofibromatosis Type I, Catharine Critz Church

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Transition to parenthood: A comparison of previously infertile and fertile couples, Mary Katherine Maroney

1990

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Social support, coping, and preoperative emotional adaptation among school-age children anticipating elective tonsillectomy, Maureen Lowery Thompson

1988

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A qualitative study of intuitive processes as constructed by psychics, mediums, and therapists, with possible application to family therapy, Paddy Sue Wall Gough Welles

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An analysis of marital support and coping with work-related stress, Gerard Wildner

1985

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A Study of The Influence of Stereotypical Male-Female Attitudes And Behaviors On Role Transition In Nursing And on Nurse-Physician Interprofessional Relationships, Elaine Menter Katzman

1984

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A Life Course Study Of Never-Married And Ever-Married Elderly Women From The 1910 Birth Cohort (Syracuse; New York; Transitions, Marital Status), Katherine Russell Allen

1983

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The Sexual Abuse Of The Young Female In Life Course Perspective, Jane Frances Gilgun

1981

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Cooperation And Competition In Family, Pseudo-Family And Peer Triads, James Hibel

 

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